Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I am now employed

I decided to take the job. I can always quit if it doesn't work out. I'm excited but a little nervous too. This is the first job I've been hired for where I have doubts about my ability to do it. But that's how you grow, right? Right.

My sister-in-law is probably going to take the baby girl I've been babysitting part-time. She lives nearby and wanted another part-time child to watch, so hopefully that will work well.

I hope this works!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Aack!

I've been offered the job!!! What the heck do I do now? I have to make a decision in less than 24 hours. . .

Also, Sunday I was called as Ward Employment Specialist. I have a list of four people who need help getting jobs ASAP, and all of them are disabled, without transportation, have anger management issues, or all three.

Help!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Should I or shouldn't I. . .

In January, I saw a posting on craigslist for the perfect job for me. Part-time, organizing lesson plans for volunteers teaching ESL to refugees and immigrants. It paid reasonably well, and many of the hours were flexible (eight were set, but in the evening). It would be a great professional experience. I applied and interviewed, but didn't get it.

Tonight the woman I interviewed with emailed me and asked if I wanted to be considered for an identical position that is currently open.

I kind of want it. I kind of don't. I have two kids I babysit part-time, different families. One of them I could probably keep, but the other I couldn't, and I know they were having a hard time finding someone. I know they would understand but I would still feel bad.

We don't *need* the money, but there are always things it could be used for. Downpayment on a house, for one.

It's time away from my kids, but not a lot, and it would be very stimulating/challenging/rewarding for me.

On the other hand, we really don't know what John's work schedule is going to be like. He just got assigned e.bay as a client, and he could be very very busy. Do we really need the stress of me trying to work?

I don't know what to do!!!!

You know, I probably won't be offered the job (I know when I interviewed, I was told they really wanted someone with a master's degree. . . makes it easier to get grants) and then I won't have to worry about it anyway.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good news and bad news

The good news is it's April 15th, and tax season is over. My husband's boss has told them to leave early the rest of the week. Friday she is taking them to lunch and a movie, on company time.

The bad news is, it's April 15th and it's freakin' SNOWING outside!

In other news, my sister Ashley came over the other day and took my kids outside for over two hours while I cleaned my house. My house got clean, I got a break from hearing "MOM!" every five minutes, and my kids got fresh air and exercise. Thanks Ashley! You're awesome!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I hate tax season

John worked almost 15 hours yesterday.

I can't wait until April 15th!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Adia the Chatterbox

Adia has started talking, and is picking up words at an amazing rate. So far, she says:

Grandpa (said more like "anpa" but only to Grandpa Jeffery, so we know it's him)
Mama
Dada
uh-oh (especially when something drops. I'm glad she says this since it's vastly preferable to her repeating some of the other things I say when I drop something)
thank you (or, more accurately, dank you)
bye-bye (she waves too)

and. . .

Dora. Every. Time. the theme music comes on.

She's in the 60th percentile for height and not even on the charts for weight. So much for breastmilk being so calorie dense! We are "powerpacking" her diet now, and hopefully that will help her put on some pounds. The doctor's not worried, and she is very healthy and obviously developing well and not malnourished . . . we'd just like to see a bit more meat on her bones.

They don't make magic wands like they used to. . .

Trea got a magic wand for Easter. It's just a purple plastic stick with a stuffed fabric heart on the end and a couple of ribbons; I think it was around $2 at Wal-Mart. She was SOOO excited to see it though. She ran in the kitchen and I heard this:

"Abre!"
Pause.

"This magic wand don't work. It's broken."

Well, Trea, it could be that you get what you pay for, or maybe the wand doesn't take commands in Spanish. It hasn't stopped her from casting spells on us so I guess it's ok.