The last time I worked for a paycheck was around May of 2008. Everything with Peyton was becoming too complex to even consider continuing to work outside the home a moment longer. Do I "work" now - you bet I do! I just don't have the luxury of having it recognized in my bank account every couple of weeks. Having lost an income, it's amazing to see how slow everything becomes. The ability to pay down debts, the ability to rid yourself of some bills, the financial freedom to do even some little things on a whim.
It was a real blessing for us that I received an email with an opportunity to pick up a short term part time job. It's only for this week, but I thought a) we could really use this, and b) it sounds like fun. So, today I actually went out to work for the first time in four years! The job is in a flower shop. It would be awesome to say it looked just like this one, but wouldn't it be cool to work in a place like this??