Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Careful not to bump into me...you might knock off one of my hats.




I'm wearing quite a few hats lately. In addition to the regular wife hat, mother hat, and MOPS hat (Mothers of Preschoolers, where I serve in a leadership position), I've recently acquired a couple more. Don't worry, though---they've replaced my "housekeeper hat", which seems to have fallen off a few months ago.

Garfield has asked me to become his official office manager for Texas Greenscapes, a position I've desired for a long time. He's handed over the bookkeeping, as well as the bidding and budgeting. I'm giddy. This kind of stuff floats my boat, and if it will relieve him of wearing far too many hats, then I'm honored to be able to help him in this way. It's now kind of starting to feel like an actual job at times, especially as I realize how many hours I'm logging, but I think that's because we're still working out our systems. Overall, it's a blessing to both of us.

And after four years since taking off my Pampered Chef hat, I've recently started that up again, too! I'm approaching it with a totally different perspective this time--as a mom of three who wouldn't be able to take herself seriously if she tried--so I think it will be a good thing for our family. It started back up because my cousins convinced me that I just had to do one of their bridal showers, and I caved. Yeah, I'm weak like that. So now I'm refreshing my memory on how it all works, and excited about all the new products they've released since I last was a consultant. I'll be focusing on catalog shows, with a few live kitchen shows every now and then.

My "homeschooling mommy" hat is a bit wobbly at times as I find my feet, but that's starting to come along, as well.

The Lord has been gracious to show me a few hats that I just needed to fling for now, to make room for what He has for me in this season. I wish the clown hat was one of them, but I'm afraid that one's here to stay.

7 comments:

Mother Hen said...

How exciting! I need one of those liquid/fats measuring thingies, you know, the thing that reminds me of push-up pops. Which reminds me of something else, but I digress. Anyway, call me.

Granny said...

I tip my hat(s) to you, my dear. If anyone can do all this, you can!

Krista said...

Whenever I graduate, and finally start making some money, I'm SO buying some stoneware from you!!

the mccann clan said...

Good luck with all of your many hats! :) I'll let you know if I ever "need" anything Pampered Chef - there's always a running wish list!

Amy said...

I'm excited for you Stephanie! And I'm really excited that I know someone personally selling PC! I have no doubt that you will soar during this crazy season of life.

Chef Mama said...

I have something I just have to tell you as you put the chef's hat back on:
BREAK AN EGG!!!

stephoberhoff said...

Hey Stephanie - I hadn't checked your blog in a while so it was fun to catch up with you. I am doing MOPS at my church this fall too and I am coordinating the discussion groups. I love it! What are you doing with MOPS?? love, stephanie (the other one)