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Monday, November 26, 2012

Maintenance

This blogger is currently under-going life maintenanceShe will return shortly.

This blog is expected to resume it's normal (if that's what you call it), schedule on Friday 11/30.

Thank you for your patience. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

First Week

Last week I told you all about how I started a new job and am striving to find balance between the things I used to do and what I have time for now.  I'm working on that and am hoping to find it real soon.  It's getting better.  That balance is very important to my life.

One of the worst possible "just started a new job" things happened last week.  So, when you start a new job, it's all about proving how up to it you are, right?  You show up early.  You make sure you pay complete attention.  You make sure you learn everything there is to know about this new job.  Well, at least that's what I do.  Last week, though, a wrench got thrown in there.

We were on our way home from grocery shopping on my second day of work.  All of a sudden my headlights dim, the car is making a whirring sound, and the battery light comes on.  I'm hoping it's ghosts. At least that way I can take the car to work in the morning.  Nope.  Turns out I have to take it to the shop instead.  Yes, on my third day of work, I had to call in because my freaking car broke. 

Now, we got it fixed that day and I was able to return to work the next.  I walked into work the next day absolutely certain that they were going to hand me a check for two days of work and say something like, "Thank you but we have decided we'd rather have an employee who shows up on all 3 of his/her first days."  Luckily, that is not what happened.  They were very understanding and I still have a job.


Friday, November 2, 2012

New Beginnings

This week has been so crazy.  I started a new job and am trying very hard to get my balance back.  I am going to let you read something I wrote last week as I was anticipating my new job placement.

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I'm starting a new job next week and I am really nervous.  I think I might be more nervous than I should be.  I'm not so much nervous about the job, but rather how I will be able to manage working again.  I mean, I haven't had a full time job in about a year and a half. 

I won't be able to see my kids as often.  I know they will do great.  They have an awesome dad to do what I do in the afternoon.  They will be fine.  It's me that needs to adjust.

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After having my first week of work, or just about, I am feeling better about working.  I mean, I'm home around dinner time.  It's not like I never see my kids or anything.  I've done that one before.  School + Work = never really being around.  But I made it through that as well.

I just need to regain my balance with all the different things in my life.  That will take some time, but I know I'll get through.

What is starting a new job like in your house?  How do you find the balance between work and kids and all the other things you want or need to do?