Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Big News: Sooo, about my being MIA

So, is it acceptable to beg for forgiveness and grace on my blog concerning my lack of commenting over at other people's blogs? If it is, please consider this my official apology for not having visited lately. I have a good reason, really, and it has nothing to do with growing another human, chasing around the toddler, wiping the mud from Swamp Dog or being on vacation or enjoying the summer weather or sipping virgin mojitos on the beach.

I've entered a new, strange world; no, not like some crazed dimension where I time travel or rub elbows with zombies, so put your phones away if you're getting ready to call that funny farm to check on admission requirements.

I'm no longer solely a stay-at-home mom.

And I didn't just take on a job. No way. That would have seemed quite sane and rational, though a little strange three months before having a new baby.

We're crazier than that.

We bought a business. We bought a business where I am doing all of the front-of-the-house management and marketing and dear husband is doing all the back-end stuff like book keeping and data analysis that makes me want to fall asleep and snore loudly but sends chills of excitement up and down his spine.

We bought our local Curves.

You all knew I was completely and utterly sold out to Curves, though; so perhaps the actual business we bought isn't shocking. Perhaps it's just the timing. You know, with us having a 22-month-old toddler and getting ready to bring forth a squishy newborn into the world in, oh, 11 weeks. And having to chase around Swamp Dog and do the other normal things that we do like make kefir, go to a full-time job (hubby, not me), teach babywearing meetings, attend Bible study and keep the house is some working kind of order.

Yes, I know it sounds insane. But I'm really at peace about this decision, and I'm very excited. Without going into major details, I must just tell you it's a God thing. It was His timing, His prompting, His working of the details and His leading that encouraged us to actually buy the business. So even though we look like we've lost our freakin' minds to the rest of the world, God knows this is what He wanted us to do, so I probably won't end up insane in the funny farm by the first of the year.

But by then I might need a spa day on that island somewhere. Who's coming with me?? I know a great fitness club where we can work out and get our beach bodies ready. ;)


  1. Oh, my! This is wonderul news! Congratulations! I am sure this will be a spectacular venture (and adventure!) for you two--best wishes for success!

  2. Hi, Wow that is BIG news! When do you take the reigns, or is it now already? Cheers, M

  3. Yeah, that sounds crazy. But a great move long term I'm sure. Can't wait to read about your adventures.

    Reminds me of this verse in Prov 31:

    She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

    17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.

    18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.

  4. That is fabulous news!!! What an exciting opportunity for your family. Wishing you ALL the luck and blessings you can stand! Many congratulations, crazy lady. :)

  5. That's so exciting! Congrats! I wish you all the success in the world. I look forward to reading about all that goes on with your business. Remember to get off your feet once in a while too :) You are a super mama for sure!!

  6. Ok, the nuttiest thing I could come up with was starting a daycare in your home... This, I'm not sure if it's better or worse :)

    Good luck with the new business. That's definitely a lot of work. Is your husband still doing his full time job on top of that?

    And how do you make kefir? I'm so intrigued -- I love that stuff!

    Lasty, if ya need someone to join you for that spa day on that island, I'm your lady ;)

  7. Congrats on the new business move! Too bad you're so far from me, otherwise I would totally try to schmooze free workouts:)

  8. Wow wow wow!!! Congrats & good luck!

  9. I would guess this isn't a sudden decision. I would guess there was some long and intense thought behind it, so if you don't think it is crazy, who am I to say that? :)

    Congratulations!!! I have many friends who are in love with Curves.


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