Monday, 24 October 2016

Tomorrow will be the best day EVER!

I received a text tonight asking me to work from 11:00 until 2:00, covering lunches in the infant room!!!

The INFANT ROOM!!!!!!!!!

That's babies...ages 12 to 18 months. 

I can't wait!!!!

Babies are my weakness...truly. 
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Life changes

So, Hubster and I have tightened our belts and are hoping a job is coming for him soon.

In the meantime, I had two choices...go back to the corporate rat race that drove me to the brink of insanity, or find a less stressful job, closer to home. I knew I wasn't ready for full time, but no company is hiring part time managers...except retail...and I didn't want to work evenings and weekends.

I registered on and began my job search, with one eye open, and no solid idea of what I was going to do.

One morning, my saved search (part time, my town) threw me a curve ball.  Out of nowhere, a part time, supply teaching position at a Montessori school popped up.  The school is five minutes from our new house!

As a side story, in 1991, I took six of the eight courses required for first year Early Childhood Education though night school at our local college. I had an average of 94% and will killing the program, while working full time for a lawyer. The time came for me to do my field placement (three weeks full time in a daycare to test my hands on skills with children).  My boss refused to give me the three weeks off, even without pay, to complete the placement. I had car payments and responsibilities and couldn't quit my job, and so, I had no other choice but to drop out of college.  I was devastated. But, I went on to have s very successful career, first in the legal field and then with a payroll service provider, where I worked my way up through the ranks.

Back to the Montessori position...I applied, extremely hopeful, but very doubtful, that I would get the position.  The very next day, I received an email, requesting an interview for the following day. I couldn't believe it!  The interview went very well and I really connected with the principal.

I got word a few days later that I got the position!!  I did my police check and completed my training and I started three weeks ago. I absolutely love it!

I also applied to Algonquin College and was accepted for their full time, online ECE program. I start in January.

My goodness, what a whirlwind of change it has been. I am able to work with children, which was always my passion, and I get a second chance at my degree. Simply amazing. Pin It

Saturday, 22 October 2016 now that I have your attention....

I'm no longer a full time employee.

Since about December, 2014, life had me by the balls. Hubster was working long hours downtown, Boy Oneder was in university, Middleman was in high school, Threepeat was in elementary school, and I was a manager, responsible for 24 people. We only had two cars and Hubster had to take the train downtown every day. Boy Oneder took Hubster's car to school every day after dropping Hubster off at the train station. I couldn't leave for work until Threepeat went to school at 8:15 and I had to leave work in time to pick up Hubster from the train station. We would rush home to Middleman and Threepeat (most days, Boy Oneder had to work evenings) and then, we had to get Middleman and Threepeat to soccer. Every day of the week. We ran like this until May, 2015, when I essentially had a nervous breakdown.

I got to a point where I simply couldn't do it anymore and the only thing I could put on hold was work. I went to see my doctor and he immediately put me in two weeks' leave. I was a mess. two weeks turned into almost a year. With much help and support, I overcame. But, I knew I wasn't ready to return to full time work. The company I worked for had been so supportive while I was off, but, understandably, they couldn't accommodate a part time position, so I made the very difficult decision to leave the company I had called home for twenty years.

As of June 1st, I was unemployed.

And it was a blessing in disguise. While I was terrified about leaving a company that was so good to me for so many years, a company that felt like family, I knew it was for the best.

I can't thank that company enough for the love and support shown to me through the years...they were amazing to me on numerous occasions and I am blessed to have worked there for as long as I did.

Two weeks later, out of nowhere, Hubster was laid off. Holy shit. Both of us out of work with a new house to move into soon...our closing date was in limbo at that point. We were terrified.

We prayed, we cried, we got angry, we prayed some more and we hoped that everything would work out.

To be continued..... Pin It's me...

🎼 I was wonderin' if after all these years you'd like to meet....🎶

OK, thanks Adele.

Hello out there!  It's been quite a while, huh?  I kinda took a break from, well pretty much from LIFE. So much has changed and I hardly know where to begin to update. Maybe some bullet points to start will get the old creative juices flowing again...then I can elaborate a little on some of them.

  • I am no longer a full-time employee
  • I am going back to college in January, full time, online, for ECE
  • I am a supply teacher for a Montessori school
  • I am finally really, truly happy
  • I have two guinea pigs, brothers...Johnny and Patches. They are 6 months old
  • Boy Oneder is 20, Middleman is 17 and Threepeat is 9
  • Hubster turns 50 next week
  • Dudley is 4
  • We are moving to our new house in June
  • I scammed the scammers
  • I went on an 80's cruise and met all kinds of celebrities  
  • I gained all my Wheat Belly weight back
  • I have painted many paint-by-numbers over the last's my relaxation 
I think that's the major life points covered. 

So, now that I have a place to start, I can blog about it all.

More to come... Pin It
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