So much for keeping up with blogging on a weekly basis, even a monthly basis…daily? In what century? (Yes, I know: I am undisciplined.)
Anyway…got the full-time position that I had previously tried for, but was passed over…so life’s going to change for me and the entire family. But not overnight. I have not even started on my assigned shift/platoon yet…and already I have been flooded with questions and advice…and I do appreciate it, but please give me – and us – some time to make the adjustments. Thanks so much!
Do the kids have a chore chart ready? Not yet…yes, they will have to accept MORE responsibilities…but that won’t work until they accept the ones that they already had – but never bother to complete on a regular basis. (So who did the chores? Yes, dear old mom…hey, I put the recyclables at the curb this morning for pick up after completing my 10 hr shift at work…Shall I use the kids’ line – “But it’s not my job!”) Yes, it’s my fault…because arguing and nagging with the kids usually takes way longer than the time it takes to do the actual chore…and I am all for getting things done & not wasting time…get it? Although it does bother me – and it is sexist – but with all the “men” in my house – I still end up taking out the trash! And the neighbors have commented on it…oh, well…My kitchen could be completely filled with trash & recyclables…the kids would climb over to get to the bathroom and to the fridges…yes, we have 2 fridges…and the dog would continue his daily feast from the trash…cuz mom will eventually clean it all up and then mop the floor and yell for a good five minutes and then say a few prayers to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Have I adjusted to the night shift and sleeping? NO…that till take TIME…the human body needs 4 to 6 weeks to accept change, and I think it’s even longer the older we get! Week 1: I worked 5 8 hour shifts (11p-7am) and also put in 5 days as a substitute teacher, approximately 25-30 hrs…I had to leave a little early one day…I was a ZOMBIE by Friday afternoon…went to bed at 6pm…got up at 10am on Saturday…TIRED!!! Week 2: 3 10 hr shifts (overnights) and 2 5 hr shifts (evenings) for my 40 hrs. Not as bad…one half day as a sub…Week 3 begins on Sunday March 11…should get on my 4 10 hr shifts per week, with alternating day shift on Fridays…then we shall see how life goes…so please get back to me later.
Plans? Will finish the school year out as a sub…won’t be too many days…the school year is quickly passing by! Being successful as a full-time employee is the goal. Working on a budget with the hubby: we are both employed full-time…WOW! Making family time fit in:) Making the kids accept more active roles in the functioning of our household. (Now that’s a CHALLENGE!!!)
Continue volunteering as a religion teacher. Confirmation went very well on Monday March 5. Enjoyed meeting the bishop.
Continue “hooking.” Crocheting is my therapy…so I will also continue shopping on-line with Goodwill. 🙂
EXPECTATIONS: Must set them up for myself and my children. And stick to them. Of others? Give me some time…Rome wasn’t built in a day!