Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In Case You Want To Know

Found a daycare yesterday - they are only $5/week more than what I am paying now. They are a small, family run place, all the kids there seemed very well behaved. They have heard of breath holding spells and know what they are and how to deal with them. They do lots of learning activities (ABC's, counting, days of the week, months of the year) and also cooking activities, pizza and pajama parties, and lots of art projects. They have a separate playground for each age group so the big kids can't harrass the little kids. It's closer to home so my husband can share in the drop off and pick up duties. All of the teachers there are very well educated (not just the mom's who have no job skills and need a place to work types). Oh yeah, they work on potty training with the 2 year old class too. They don't serve lunch like the place I am at now does, but that is a small price to pay for all the good things he is going to do and learn there.

I called the old place today and told them and they were very sad :(

I think Patrick will like this new place much better - he is going to start on May 11th


Friday, April 24, 2009

So the daycare search is really a pain. I didn't realize how extremely cheap the place we're at now is until I started looking for a new place. Everywhere I've found is AT LEAST $100 more a month. I looked at one today that seems to be really good - it's pretty close to my job and to his doctor, they do lots of learning activities, and they have another kid there with breath holding spells so they aren't going to be retarded about it like where he's at. The only thing is meals are extra so I'll have to get used to packing him lunch everyday.

The job is going well. If I could just nail down this daycare thing so I don't have to spend an hour in car each way every day we'll be all set.

I found facebook - it's much more fun (and easier) than blogging - so you probably won't see me too much around here anymore. I'll still be reading all my fav's though ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rest In Peace

To a good friend who has finally lost his long, hard, battle with cancer. Ray, we will miss you! I am praying for your family to find peace.

Carmen, Keith, and Patrick

Monday, April 13, 2009

So Far, So Good

So, the new company is really cool so far, lots of employee amenities, reminds me a lot of the place I left in Clearwater except on a smaller scale. Remind me not to wear those shoes on any more walking tours though, my feet are KILLING ME!!! After the drive home today, I think we definitely need to rethink the daycare situation. The drive in was okay, but home? MURDER. Traffic sucked wet ones. Like all the people so far, two of the girls invited me to lunch on Wednesday :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009


I *knew* there was a reason I started looking for another job. I just found out today that they may not hire someone to replace me (in my SAFE position). I'm betting it was only a matter of time before they let me go too.

Also - the boss sent an e-mail that she wants to close at 1pm tomorrow. WOO HOO. I don't have to work a full day on my last day. I can't get out of here fast enough. Since I gave my notice I have decided I AM REALLY GLAD to be leaving and didn't like this job as much as I thought I did.

Starting the new job Monday!

Friday, April 03, 2009

LOVING the Wii Fit

Can I just tell you how much I love this thing!?

I've unlocked all of the balance activities and all the aerobics except one. Still working on the strength training and yoga poses - about halfway with each. I just LOVE the hula hooping. The stepping is OK, but I wish they would let you go faster! I just finally tried the rhythmic boxing last night - it's pretty cool. It would be nice if they would have random patterns though.

Some of the strength stuff is really hard! And the yoga - I've never done yoga before, but I can tell you, those tree poses - yeah. Not any good at them...lol.

I did finally get all the way across the tightrope so that's good!

Anyway - the point being, I am working so hard to earn points and unlock stuff, next thing I know I've been at it for an hour and I'm sweating like a pig and DYING for water.

This could be a good thing peeps.


Oh yea - and I WILL make it down the dang river in the bubble damn it!