Friday, March 28, 2008

Interview Update

DH said that the interview went really well. They have some more people to interview, (hopefully they don't but just told him they do) and they will call him sometime next week.

DH was definitely less stressed after the interview. I am hoping that the less-stressedness (it's a word now, because I just used it:~) will continue until he lands a job. (I know that hope is probably purely fantasy, but it is my hope none-the-less).

I suspect that as next week progresses, DH will turn back into Grumpy... at least until he hears back from these people.

Breathe in...breathe out

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm Crossing My Fingers...

DH just got a phone call. He will have a job interview tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30am. You can be sure that I will have all of my fingers, toes and my eyes crossed hoping, praying, and visualizing that they will offer him a job that fits his criteria...good pay, enjoyable, long lasting.

Breathe in...breathe out...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Can You Say "Too Much Time Together?"

DH is still out of work. I have been off of work this week for Spring Break. DH wants to follow me around when I complete my errands. egads!

I've definitely enjoyed going for walks with DH and the dog. I've also enjoyed laughing and joking around with hubby. I've enjoyed that he has been available to take Sport to some of his sporting practices. It's really nice having someone to share in the afternoon chauffering. However, I still must say...enough is enough! I need some time to go and run some errands by myself. Alone. Solo. Just me. Well, I'm sure you get the idea:~) DH has decided that everytime I go to run an errand...he wants to come with me. Invariable this makes the errand last twice as long:~( Again, don't get me wrong...for the most part, I am really enjoying spending time with him...just not enjoying entertaining him.

I guess that's what it really comes down to. I have figured out, over the years, how to entertain myself...and the kids. Entertaining DH has not fit into the equation in a long, long time. Maybe it should. Maybe that is part of what a marriage is about. It's just that I'm not used to it.

It sure would be great to win the lottery...of course I would have to buy a ticket first... breathe in...breathe out.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Things have been really hectic here. Lots of reports to write and meetings to attend. Haven't had a moment to myself...until now. Still have alot more: students to assess, reports to write and meetings to attend... there just doesn't seem to be any end in site. Fortunately, I will have next week off from work to try to catch up on my report writing.

The scope of my job has changed in the past few years. Accountability seems to get in the way of providing services. This really pisses me off. I find that when I am able to work with my students that I get rejuvenated and renewed. When I am stuck with the paperwork aspect of my job, then I become drained. Last summer I was able to take off and not work. It was really good for me. This year, unless DH gets a job (please keep your fingers crossed), I will need to work summer school again. This makes Elle, Sport, and me...very sad:~(

In happy news...Elle got the part she wanted in the play that her Drama class will be putting on, in May. She is really excited about it, and it is nice to see her enthuastic about something. Sport is enjoying playing baseball, and his coach is playing him in a way that is helping Sport thrive...hopefully that will continue.

DH continues to look for a job. No luck yet, however I have been treated to some wonderful home cooked meals courtesy of DH:~) I am focusing and affirming that all will be well and am continue to remind myself to...breathe in...breathe out...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

He Turned It Down

DH called the place that had offered him a job at approximately 1/2 his previous salary and told them that he couldn't take the job. He explained that he really didn't think that it would be a 'good fit' for him.

They told DH that they really appreciate that he didn't take the job (while continuing to look for another job), have them take the time to train him, and then quit. They really thanked him for not wasting their time.

DH is really a stand-up guy:~)

Breathe in...breathe out...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Blahs...

I'm not having a very good day today. I'm overwhelmed, stressed out, and feel like I could cry at any moment.

Aside from the stress of DH not having a job, I am overwhelmed at my job. Since I have 4 different schools that I serve, there is no coordination of assessments and meetings between my school sites. Therefore, what I am currently faced with is 3 meetings tomorrow, 4 on Monday, 1 on Tuesday, 1 on Wednesday. I have had to assess 7 of these students and am required go through the assessments, figure out what each of the students needs, and write a 4 page report for them. Then I have to attend all of these 9 meetings and somehow figure out how to continue to provide therapy for my kids.

There is definitely not enough time in my workday to get everything done (at least not if I want to do it right), so I end up having to write my reports at home. I really resent this. Since I work in a critical shortage field, the higher ups dole out caseloads that far exceed what can humanly be worked with (at least not if you want to provide quality therapy...which I do). The paperwork at times is overwhelming...and unfortunately, this is one of those times.

I have just finished writing up the last report that I need for tomorrow...did I mention that I have 3 meetings tomorrow...and that I only work part-time.?..sigh.

I need a vacation! Fortunately, I will have one week off of work starting Friday 3/14 at 12:40pm...I can hardly wait.