Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Move

Like my every morning routine I am on my computer with my cup of coffee contemplating what the day may have in store for me, or what I may have in store for it. :-)

I am a very lucky person, I know this. There is just something missing and I have still not been able to pinpoint it. And no, it is not God. Or should I say, maybe it is. The part of me that knows I am not living to my full God-given potential....like I should be doing more. I think somehow, some of us women who choose motherhood tend to get lost in that role. There are so many things I wish to do, but as usual the little drudgery's of daily life and raising a homeschooled child take up all of my time.

After all, who would wash the clothes, clean the house, do the grocery shopping, tend the child, etc. if I didn't do it? As I write this I feel like I am appearing ungrateful. That is not the way I want it to be perceived. I enjoy my daily life and feel blessed by having the opportunity to stay at home and homeschool my last child. There is just something missing. Some part of me that is not being exercised.

Just some morning thoughts floating out of my head, and onto the keyboard that like my life, may change from day to day....

Anyway, on to the point of my post. Toby was offered a chance to relocate to another Atomic Tattoo Shop. We discussed this for a couple of days before he agreed to the move.

Here I am going to sound ungrateful again. Sometimes his job can be a real PIA. Nothing about the "tattoo industry" is steady or reliable. Every time he makes a move or his schedule is changed...which can happen on any given day or moment, my schedule has to change. His hours and days will be completely different from the routine that we have settled into. Luckily I adapt pretty well to my surroundings or I would have already pulled all of my hair out years ago.

The Atomic that he will be relocating to is in Pflugerville. He won't be driving any further to this shop than he did to the one in Central Austin. Matter of fact, this is the shop that I originally wanted him to get on with. Pflugerville is more North Austin which is more in our "neck of the woods". He makes good money at the current Atomic, but the word is that he will make more money in the Pflugerville shop. We will see....

So our plan today is to "move". Thank goodness we have the 4Runner now and won't have to scrounge around to find someone to help him move all of his equipment. Now THAT I am grateful for. :-)

I will post later on the progress.....


  1. Oh! Good luck!

    What a PIA, I truly agree.

  2. I have been in a rut of sorts lately, too. I think it is fatigue and I need a time-out to refuel. Physically and spiritually. We all do from time to time. I hope you are feeling more chipper soon and I hope this move is a good one.

  3. I think being a stay-at-home mom is very hard. I also stayed home with my children and often felt lonely or taken for granted. Finding something for yourself is necessary. Maybe something just for you?

  4. I know how you feel about being a homeschooling mom....sometimes it can be stressful when you don't have an outlet for yourself or time alone once in a while. I was just saying the same thing to a friend - I love this job and lifestyle 99% of the time, but once in a while I start to feel lost in the daily shuffle....and lately I've been lost, lol! It can be tough....

    as for the job....good luck on the move and the change in routine!

  5. "Thank goodness we have the 4Runner now and won't have to scrounge around to find someone to help him move all of his equipment. Now THAT I am grateful for. :-)"

    Me too.