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.