May 21, 2012

The Picture Says it All!

by Kristin Baker Przybyla

I think it was my last post where I mentioned my troubles about balancing my new work hours with my family, housework, and writing. Well, as you might have guessed, it didn't work. I haven't written anything new since I took the job, and I hardly saw my kids at all, let alone was able to make dinner and take care of the house. So I had to prayerfully consider our situation, and whether it really was dire enough that I needed to work outside the home.

So it's back to belt-tightening again, and praying some more for the hubby's interviews in Boise to land a bite. I always try to learn something from experiences, especially those that don't work out. In addition to the obvious one about the importance of me staying with my family as much as I can, I've learned to appreciate the time I have at home, and the chance to make dinner for my family again. And I'm really, really going to love having the time to write again!


  1. I'm glad you've come to a decision you feel good about. I hope things work out for your family soon.

    Loved the pic of the stupid cat. My cat is at the moment nibbling on a cinder block I have sitting on my dresser. (It's a model for drawing.) You just have to wonder what prompts their appetite.

  2. Wow. And I thought my cat was stupid for trying to catch the wasp that got in the kitchen.

    That's a tough decision, Kristin -- thanks goodness for prayers and direction from a higher power!! Good luck with the job interviews!

  3. Go, Kristin. Yay for you for having the wisdom and courage to seek the guidance you need - and then follow it.

    While I do want what's best for your family, I would selfishly rather have you in Nevada than Idaho, though. ;)

  4. Good luck. You're doing the right thing which always brings blessings. Look for them.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Why is it that the things you feel the strongest about doing often feel the most risky and scary?
    That picture is perfect, but I don't see how someone could take the time to snap it. I would be afraid the cat would hurt itself before I could stop it.


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