Succulents and Good News

Guess what?


Do you believe it?  I got a job at Battelle as a trace environmental analytical chemist.  I’m in the negotiating phases right now, but I’m hoping that by the end of week everything will be finalized.  I’m asking for a start date of August 8th, which means we would be packing up and moving at the end of July (only two and half short months away!).  I changed the quote on our little chalkboard we have sitting in our living room to reflect the good news and get pumped up for all the fun things coming up in our lives:


I’m so grateful for the opportunity to start fresh somewhere.  I’ve been SO patient, and it most definitely paid off.  I’m still not 100% sure that this has all sunk in.  I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long now and I can’t believe it is finally happening.  Aaron doesn’t have a job just yet but he is job searching whenever he has a free minute.  He’s applied for a few of them already and I pray each and every night that he gets a call for an interview.  Please please please let him get a job!  If not, we are trying to decide if we will do long distance for a couple of months or if he will join me and job search from Ohio.  I’m a little nervous about him not having an income, especially with a little baby on the way.  For now we are just taking it one day at time and definitely enjoying the good news 🙂

On a different and less exciting note, I replanted succulents this past weekend.  I noticed that all the leaves on the bottom of my succulents were dying and the plants were getting really tall.  At first I thought this was a bad thing, but after spending some time searching about this I learned that it’s completely normal.  It means the succulent is healthy!  I learned that you are supposed to cut the stem about an inch or two from the end of the leaves and then replant them.  Here’s a pic of the old plants that are too tall and losing their bottom leaves:

I bought the right kind of soil (fast drying soil) since succulents don’t like a lot of water, a couple new containers and planted away.  It was a beautiful day out and so nice to spend a little time in the sunshine.  I also read online that you can propagate the succulents by placing their leaves in a small pot of soil and giving them lots of time.  They will begin to sprout little baby succulents and before you know it you have another plant!  I’m not too sure if this will actually work but I will keep you posted on the progress.

I even had time to replant some of the other house plants that we had around.  All in all it was a wonderful weekend.  I like the slow weekends when I can just take it easy and enjoy some alone time with the hubby.  We’ve been so happy lately.  Just all smiles and enjoying life.  Here’s a pic of all the plants- they are so pretty, I love them!


A small note to Baby J-  Your Dad and I get more and more excited each and every day.  We can’t wait to go to the doctor and get an ultrasound to see that you are doing okay.  The appointment is only a week away!  I’ll be sure to update the blog to tell you how your first trip to the doctors went 🙂  We love you!

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