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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Misc musings :)

Well school started back today! The return to (relative) normalcy is soooo welcomed. Even the kids were somewhat happy to go back lol. It gets old hanging out with mom and cleaning house every day.

I spent all of Christmas sick as a dog and all of new years hormonal as heck. Now I am feeling more myself again :) I can smell, I can hear, I can breathe w/out coughing and I can handle the little stresses without my head spinning around and smoke rolling from my ears :) We (as in hubby and me) are trying to work up a budget that includes letting him race. Problem is we literally live paycheck to paycheck there is NEVER any left over. There's only marginally ever enough and we stay about a month behind. Time for melzie to face facts and go back to work. I love staying at home, but I've got to resign myself to the fact and somehow embrace it. I am going tomorrow afternoon to apply for two decent jobs I know of open, one is a secretary to the city manager and assistant to the city clerk. I could definitely do that job, but the payscale is awesome which means there will be alot of not only qualified but probably OVERqualified applicants. That wont stop me from applying but still... The other one is at a factory, which makes men's suits. They probablyyyyy wont hire me because when Lovey (middle child who is 10 now) was 3 I worked there for a day and a half LOL. I panicked because his sitter (he is special needs remember) forgot to go physically get him off the bus on the first day I worked, and he fell off the bus :( So mid-day of the 2nd day I worked I left at lunch and came home and never looked back. Year before last I worked for about 6 months and we actually went in the hole trying to pay daycare for Hawger. With only hubby working we still get state health ins. for the kids, and Lovey gets SSI disability for his special needs. Some months he gets less than $100 depending on hubby's overtime etc. If I get a job it will have to be really good because we are right on the cusp now of losing state ins. and we'll definitely lose Lovey's SSI so I have to compensate for all that, plus pay a part time sitter for Hawger plus gas, eats, etc all the expenses that go along with working and before you know it I'm working for peanuts but stressed to the max because my kids miss me, my house and laundry misses me etc on and on and yada yada SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO waht a run on sentence. Its exhausting. :(

Ok enough of that. Want to see some pics? I know you do :)

here is Hawger, looking OH so cute today :) Right before he left he said "I'm glad I got to see you so much" :) I'm glad I got to see you so much too for vacation Hawger :*)

Started Lovey's quilt finally. I am sewing strips then I'll cut and resew, just into a checkerboard pattern. Gratitudes kicked my butt I needed something very mindless to work on :)

And this will be my next purse I think! Although I like the paisley's better I should have shown it on top not the pinks.

Anyways, wish me luck on this whole job thing, I'm trying to stay positive! xoxo melzie


Shelina said...

Good luck on the job thing Melzie. It is a hard decision, figuring out if you can afford to work, whether you will bring in a profit after work-related expenses. Hope things work out for you.

Randi said...

Your little guy is SO cute! He always looks so happy!

I will be praying for you as you look for a job. I hope you find something that you enjoy and that you like!

Laurie Ann said...

Good luck! That's a hard decision!

Susan said...

I love your two paisley fabrics, Mel! See my message to you IRL about work. =)

Linda_J said...

What a cutie pie! Glad you are feeling better. Fingers crossed about the job decision.

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Laurie said...

Your little guy is adorable! I LOVED his comment to you on his way back to school! That's too cute! The quilt for Luvey and your purse are going to be awesome too!

Glad you are feeling better and good luck with the job! Thanks too for the comment on my "Funky Town" house quilt!


Clare said...

Here's hoping the 2007 Fairy will grant you your wishes - your boys are so adorable and what a lovely thing for H to say.

Lots of prayers and hugs flying across the Atlantic to you.


No_Newz said...

He is toooo cute for words!!
Nice fabrics girl! Good luck with the job search. I hear ya about the paycheck to paycheck stuff! My fingers will be crossed for you guys.

Ms. Jan said...

Great pic of Hawger, great fabs. Sorry about the job thing, but you gotta do what you gotta do.