Thursday, September 22, 2011

Did I sign up for this??

I guess if my life was a reality show it would be a different version of Survivor. You know, let's see how much we can have Emily do at once without her head exploding.

The truth is, I signed myself up for all this junk.  Well, some of it was a surprise.

I helped start up the Quenemo PRIDE group- we are going strong so far.  There are only 388 people in our town, but 40 people show up to the meetings.  I consider that a pretty darned good turnout.  Anyway, I am planning several things at once- I just purchased shirts for a fundraiser and now I am setting my sights on next year- I want to plan a carnival, a parade, and a 5k.  This should be fun!  We have meetings once a month (the last Monday of the month- unless it is a holiday) so come if you are in the area.  I am the secretary so you will see me burning a hole in my paper jotting down the notes and running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

As you know, I am also going to school.  This semester I decided to only go half-time, so I am taking 6 hours.  I am doing well so far- I will be disappointed if I finish with anything other than an A.

And then something unexpected came up. 
A part time job came open for our city.  It sounded perfect- 30 hrs per month would give us just a little extra money to use.  So I decided I would apply for it. And I did.
But then something even more unexpected happened.  My mom has worked for the hospital for 15 years (more than that, really, but this was 15 consecutive now) and they had a Service Awards reception so the kiddos and I went with her.  While I was there, my former boss came up and asked if I would be interested in coming back to work at the hospital.  I told her I would have to think about it.
So I have been.  Thinking.  And more thinking. Mostly at night so it keeps me awake. 
I came to the conclusion that I will probably go back to work. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being a stay at home mom.  Seriously, A LOT.  But this will help us out a lot.  I asked if I could work 4 8-hour shifts and she said that is fine.  So, Mimi will go back to working weekends so she can watch the kids during the week and then I will probably go back to work (I still have to apply and go through all the hoops again).  It will be tough but I just have to keep thinking that we will get out of debt even faster  which will help us out in the long run.
I guess that is my show then.  Work, kids, school, PRIDE group and whatever else comes up next. 

Stay tuned.


1 comment:

Beth said...

you are a busy lady! Don't start work until after we come though! we have lots of plans!!