Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Surprise! I'm still here.

Time flies when you're not trying to cope without your husband. Bill's been working half days and I've been pretty busy during the mornings so my poor blog has been abandoned.

Since Bill's been home we've gone to Glen Ivy for a wonderful day of relaxation followed by a trip to Ontario Mills where they have the BIGGEST Children's Place outlet in the world. Ok, I don't know if it's the biggest in the world but it's pretty darn big. They've got tons of racks full of $3.99, $2.99 and $1.99 items. Score!! I wish it weren't a two hour drive but it was so worth it. We had dinner at Dave and Busters and cruised the other stores (Old Navy outlet, Nordstrom Rack, Gap outlet, etc.) Love outlets. I'm so cheap. I searched all over that mall for a pair of Robeez for Leah since she absolutely refuses to wear normal shoes. You would think that I was asking the sales associates to explain E=mc2. No one there knew what I was talking about. Oh well, just another excuse to go shopping...which we did. We headed out to our own little outlet mall and got her these. Too cute.

I've been pondering employment for a while now. The only way we were able to afford to send Trey to preschool was using the extra income Bill gets for being deployed. I knew once he was home there was no way that we'd be able to rely on his paycheck to cover our expenses AND preschool and the last thing I'd want to do is rip Trey out of there. He's been doing great, the school is awesome and being a student there now reserves a spot for him in the elementary school. My awesome mother in law is helping us a bit. It covers just under half of the tuition but there was still that pesky other part. Out of the blue, our youth pastor called and said there was a new position created in the church to be his admin assistant and the first person he thought of was me. Well, I should hope so! I do some volunteer work for him every week which falls into that whole admin description. I told him I would let him know for sure, but I was interested. I could pick which days and which hours but I would have to find someone to watch Leah. He even covered that. He got a young college student to watch my little Leelee in the church nursery so I bring her with me! How awesome is that?? I'm working 10 hours a week while Trey is in school. After paying for Leah's babysitter, I don't end up with much, but it's certainly more than I was making before (big fat nothing). My first day was yesterday. Hardly anyone in the church works Mondays since they work through the weekend so there was only 3 people in the whole building and it's a very large building. I was back in the cave, or Jim's (the youth pastor) office. There's roll up doors in the back of the building (picture doors large enough to fit a semi truck's trailer through) and everytime the wind would blow they would rattle making me think someone was coming. Fortunately, the church is remodeling and I will soon be upstairs with the rest of humanity.

As I got ready to leave I noticed that the room would start to shimmy and that my eye sockets hurt. Then my neck, arms, back, legs and even my toes hurt. I dropped Leah's babysitter off at her other job, picked up Trey and came home and collapsed on the couch. Bill got home at 2 and I crawled upstairs, freezing cold even in slippers and a hooded sweatshirt. It didn't matter that it was 90 degrees outside. I had a fever of 101.9. I popped an 800mg Motrin left over from giving birth to Leah and fell asleep. By the time I woke up I was boiling hot and I was now at 102. Body aches, fever and swollen glands. Great. I can't possibly call in sick already. How lame is this??? Leah had croup last week. Did I pick something up from her?

I'm slightly better today. I skipped my Bible study today which I'm totally bummed about since I love the gals I'm in it with. Guess I'll just lay low today and get some laundry done and wreak some havoc on those dang ants that are insistent on living with us.


Judy said...

Ooh, being sick is no fun, especially when starting a new job! It sounds like a good one, though - and something you will love! Congrats! Glad to hear you are all well and settling in. I am sure Bill is having to go through a big adjustment, being back home and all, but it is just so nice to hear about you all being back together.

Katie said...

Congrats on the job, I hope you feel better soon!

ThoughtsGalore said...

Well...could there be a better job? Something you already volunteer for! I'm so happy for you. Please take more pictures. I miss home so much and from all my pictures baby...you seem to be right there where we sold our home and lived for years. I'm from there and miss it so much. Did I say soooooo much?LOL!

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