Reminds me of this song, even though mine has nothing to do with a heartbreak – well not the same kind.
My boy is moving!! Chris is moving to a group home on SATURDAY. It is an awesome place. I think he’s really going to be happy there. It is so close to his school, and they’ll be taking him on a field trip every other day or so after school.
And I’m looking for a job. We are stopping home-schooling Colleen – we got her through end of eighth grade with it, but now she’s got to make a clean break and try again with 9th grade in public school. I’m trying to get a legal secretary job. I’m still transcribing, and I love it, but it’s just not steady enough. WE are SO behind on our bills, and want to get out of debt. I’ve signed with a temp agency and will wait for the right job to come about. I’m not going to just grab anything as I do have a nice little income from my transcribing where I can be a little picky.
Then when I get a full-time job (hopefully soon!) I can catch up on the credit cards again.
It’s just funny, what a full circle since I started my blog here at LJ in 2003. I was still working full time and lost my job a little later after that. Was then just home, then went back to typing at home, then home again, then typing at home again, and now looking for work again. 5 1/2 years later.
Back then the kids were 1, 8, and 12. Unbelievable.
Funny how we called them Owen, Renee & RJ. Eventually I just started using their real names.
I didn’t realize how hard it was to find archives with this theme background. I finally had to go in my WordPress blog to get it as a lot of the entries are copied there. But I may have to get a different background as God help anyone who wanted to go to the beginning of my Livejournal – there’s just no link to do it!!
5 1/2 years ago:
April of 03:
owen is having a bit of a tough time again after doing very well for a week or so. He went to day care with his sister first time last week on Thurs and Fri. This is the first EVER he’s been in day care. he did well! This week he goes back to school (tomorrow) but last night he started staying up late again — 4:30 a.m. this morning (dh stayed up with him – I actually got to sleep 9 hours last night PRAISE God! it is 12:00 now and he’s still up. dh has to get up at 4:30 a.m. and I will be up at 6:30 with my little baby, I’m sure.
I had been thinking all weekend trying to make a decision about my work. I work 22 hours a week now but have the opportunity to work up to 30 if I wish. That would mean having the older kids go to the day care every day after school. After thinking about it all weekend we decided to wait until summer and see how they do, and maybe work a little later then if they seem to be able to handle it.
We just have been so broke for so long that it feels good to be able to pay the bills and having more sounds so good. We also need a new house — 5 kids in this tiny house is tough.
dori, in the close family