School went good for her, she was tired, so Wednesday starts the same routine all over, although I dropped them off at the babysitters so I could go to work, to get there and find that my position (and 2 others so far as of today) have been terminated, so I come home unemployed. I was royally ticked yesterday, until I realized that with what we are paying in babysitter's and gas, we will be able to squeak by surviving on what Todd makes and unemployment compensation that I will receive (and how "generous" were they to mention they wouldn't fight the unemployment issue - idiots) until I can find something. So now I am pounding the pavements. I have a good/fairly definite offer/possiblity of several job opportunities at the school starting next year (as long as there are no budget cuts or the State cuts the funding to our school system), and I've put resumes out to about 10 places so far this morning, but in the meantime. . . . . I be looking. Am I upset? Not really. I'm ticked that after 11 years, this had to happen, but . . . as I told Todd last night - I haven't been happy there at my job for a number of years now, and keep looking around at job postings in our newspaper, so this could actually be a blessing in disguise. Todd says I should just sit back and collect the unemployment for the 16 - 20 weeks, but somehow, the idea of not working after years of working just seems wierd to me.
It has certainly given me more time with the kids - Tyler and I cleaned up some of my flowerbeds yesterday, this afternoon I am going to clean out my fish pond. And I am going to start the rest of my seeds - if I won't be working (or if I end up 3rd shift somewhere) I'll have lots of daytime opportunities to be out in a garden.
And it is amazing the amount of gas I was using to drive back and forth to work - a tank of gas would maybe last 5 days - since I filled up yesterday morning before attempting to go to work, I've only driven 60 miles (and that included a trip to and from work).
So I guess for now, I'm taking the position that everything happens for a reason, and something will come up and we will go on our merry little way. But for now, I'm going to enjoy my time with my kids.
On a fun note though - does anyone have any idea how to make these:
They are crocheted dish scrubbies out of tulle netting. I have searched high and low for a pattern for these - I absolutely love them to do dishes (and when they get grody, I just toss them in the dishwasher and instant clean). If anyone has any ideas - please let me know. I am down to my last 3, and can't find them in a store anywhere (Todd's great aunt made me like 10 or so for Christmas a couple years ago - I guard these with my life).