Mom Corner - July Thread

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Mom Corner - July Thread
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:59pm

While we were on vacation, I learned that the temp job I was working at right up until we left has no steady work for me for at least the next two weeks so now my job anxiety has spiked again. This means I had to tell my new sitter that I might not need her starting the 11th. She is ok with it and willing to hang in there until I find something permanent. DH is ok with it for now, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he starts getting anxious, too. I'm still working for the other company at night but their work load has slowed down considerably. I had no billable hours for them at all in June. Still no word on the possible FT position there and I'm pissed that my boss even brought it up when it's not even doable right now. I thought it was a real possibility, not just some dream of his to hire me on.

I was just reading our township's newsletter and saw a column about job hunt consulting. I just called to make an appt. with the lady and her earliest opening is Sept. 19th!! I took it anyway, just in case. I guess she reviews resumes and makes referrals. Since April, she's referred 15 out of 39 people that came to see her, not great but better than nothing I guess. There's also a "job club" coming up next month so going to try to make that as well, although the lady I spoke to on the phone was unsure of the start time and said nothing is posted online. Thanks lady, you're a real wealth of information. How am I supposed to arrange for a sitter when you can't even tell me what time this thing is?

So back to job hunting until the wee hours of the night, feeling exhausted. Trying to keep up hope that I'll find something, teaching or otherwise, before the end of summer, otherwise things are going to get real ugly at home. While I'm grateful to be home with Selin and have all this extra time with her, it's hard to enjoy it when in the back of my mind, I know that I really need to be bringing in money

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:42am
I like your positive words at the end Christine. Sorry about the job situation. That stinks.

I think I have PPD, OK let me rephrase that, I know I have PPD. I called my doctor this morning and spoke to the nurse. She was going to check w/ him and see if they would call me in something or if I had to go in. I had PPD with Ray and thought I escaped it this time around. No such luck... to much stuff on my plate right now.
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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:45am
Kate,

Sorry to hear you have PPD again but good for you for recognizing it's time to call the doc. Hope you'll be feeling better soon. :-)

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 11:34am
Christine, I'm sorry about the job situation. I know all to well what up in the air means. I hated hearing everybody giving stupid platitudes about it so I'll just say, hang in there!

Kate, Sorry about the PPD. Good for you for going in and getting help, its really hard to take care of ourselves at times.

Alyssa, I cant remember if it was in this thread or the other about Evan's daycare and feeling like he'll get left behind. Hugs to you! I really think he'll do wonderfully and it will be good for him to be around older children. I think Maxim is one of the youngest in his room too...the others appear to be closer to 18 months but he seems really comfortable with them. The cool thing about kids is that they arent discriminatory at this age, so they'll play with him and bring him in as much as they can.

AFM,
Maxim started daycare yesterday and all went well. No tears or drama from either of us which I expected. I called at noon to check in on him and he was doing great and having fun. I start work on Monday so I've been at home getting stuff done. I cleaned about my cosmetic drawers and underneath my sink...holy crap, all kinds of old makeup and expired meds. It feels so cathartic getting rid of all that garbage and I cant imagine all the germs on that old makeup. I also got some filing done and realized our filing system is a mess so I'll be shredding a lot of crap soon.

I have to work the drunk driving course this weekend with the person that got the job over me...I'm not looking forward to it. We got along really well before this whole thing and sort of became fringe friends. I know its not her fault but it will still be awkward. Plus I make a point of not drinking the night before or after when I do these groups out of the respect for the participants because the group participants are expected to be sober as well...so I cant even have a glass of wine to take the edge off after the group, until Sunday night, hahaha!

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:40pm

The week of a holiday is supposed to be a short week and not stressful. Well it ended up that way for me. I get a text Tuesday morning that my childcare provider went to the ER and will not be able to watch my son.

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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 12:38am

Ruby - Glad Maxim is adjusting to daycare well. That was a good idea to send him a few days early to get adjusted and have some time to yourself. I have thought about doing that with Selin but with me not steadily working right now, we can't afford to pay for days like that. That stinks that you have to lead the DD group with your replacement. Hope it won't be too awkward. Enjoy that glass of wine Sun. night. ;-)

Sandy - Sorry to hear about your DC provider but she's ok and not totally out of commission. I totally KWYM about watching David while working. I had to do that with Selin a few weeks ago when she had all the doc appts with her abscess and I had just started my temp job working from home. I was trying to be on conference calls and webinars while watching her at the same time and it was quite a challenge to say the least.

We went to see my friend's house today, the one who will be watching Selin for me once I have a FT job. Her son is just 3 months older than Selin so they are going to have a great time. And they have a small dog that is super friendly (my friend is a certified dog trainer so the dog is really well behaved) and Selin just could not stop giggling each time he licked her. I'm so glad she'll be just around the corner as well since I have no idea where I'll be working.

On the plus side, my contract job that I do at night dumped a ton of work on me today so I have plenty to keep me busy. I'm exhausted staying up late every night to work and not being able to just relax but at least it's money coming in and I don't have to commute anywhere.

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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 11:47am

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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 11:47am
Kate, I'm sorry that you got PPD again. (I know it scares the bejesus out of me for family history reasons). In any case, I think it is great you recognized it and can ask for help in time. KUP on this!

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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 5:12pm
I got some great news today while checking in with one of my old coworkers from my FT job - my boss, the one who made everyone's life miserable, was forced to resign at the end of June! This is huge because she has been there for like close to 15 years.

So I'm thinking about calling the new director there on Monday to see if he can use me in any capacity. I have mixed feelings about working with some of my old coworkers but I was very happy with the company itself and the benefits were awesome. I knew karma would eventually come back to get her. :-)

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:45pm

Oh, wow, Christine...sounds like a big shift in the work environment. Did you have a chance to talk to the director?

I'm trying to wrap my brain around all the things that need to be done for our move. I can't believe we are moving in three weeks. We are SO not ready! I hoped I would be super organized, but...uh...No. At least we have a place to live now, and we are taking steps to enroll Fletcher in school. This move is going to happen whether I'm ready or not.

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:46pm

Oh, wow, Christine...sounds like a big shift in the work environment.

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