Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Good, the Bad, and Not Ugly

The Good:

We have lots to be thankful for at our house.  We all are relatively healthy, (Josh and Elliott have had a small lingering cough and cold) the weather is getting more Spring-like, which means playing outside, bike rides, and the time change, AND Josh and I are headed to Mexico in 3 weeks from today!  We are very excited!  Elliott gets to spend 8 days with Grandma, which they will both love, since Grandma has been gone for a week visiting family in Houston.  We missed her! 

The Bad:

Sounds like Josh is going to get Furloughed.  This has to do with the Sequestration Congress has put in place (or whatever, Google it).  We are not very happy about it, as is most of the country, but unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it.  What this means for us, is Josh has to give up 22 paid days.  Department of Defense has had budget cuts this year, so by every employee giving up 22 paid days, the Government saves some Billions amount of dollars (again, Google it).  They are proposing every employee work a 4 day work week, and take a 20% pay cut for 5 months (April - Sept).  This is do-able, but we are taking a cut in pay, which is never desirable. :)  I have asked my company, if I can come back to a 5 day work week, to supplement until things get back to normal.  Could the timing be any worse?.  Why couldn't we have done this in the winter, when there is nothing to do, and no money to be spent spending precious time outdoors?? Alas, we will be fine, and I am sure this will just be a little bump in our road.

The Not Ugly:

How can I not include a few pics of this little girl??  She is pretty dang cute, and brings a lot of joy to our house.  Most of the time. :)  She is growing up, and is talking A TON.  She learns new things everyday, and loves to go to Preschool with Miss Annette.  She loves to play "Checkup" with her dolls and mom and dad.  She especially likes the Stethoscope, which she calls her "Heart".  Future Dr. Quincy in the making, maybe?


  1. I cant' wait to see her tomorrow! She looks bigger!

  2. How does she keep getting cuter? Love that kid!

  3. Meg! She has gotten so big! What a cute litle girl:)