Okay, here goes nothing. So..
Two weeks I was let go from my job for calling in too much. I don’t think I have ever had to call into a job so much in my life. However, if you’ve been following along with me for a while now, you’ll know that I had been having trouble with unreliable sitters/nannies from the beginning. I wasn’t shocked, because I think I knew eventually I would either move on to a full time job, or be let go. My boss, who I so dearly love and admire gave me the option to either resign or be fired, (I chose to resign for rehiring purposes) and even offered to write me a letter of recommendation. I truly loved my job, my building and all my coworkers and I also was very close to a few of my patients, so I will definitely miss that the most. What I won’t miss are the hours, (I only worked part time, although my hourly pay was great) the 45 minute long drive to work in stop and go traffic, and getting home late. On days that I worked, I would have to leave my house in the afternoon, and Mav would be in the care of his sitter until J got home from work. J would then do dinner, bath time and bed time duties with him. If you don’t know, J is in the Marine Corps and not only does he have to wake up between 5 and 6 in the mornings, but sometimes he’s on his feet all day, or in the hot sun, so he’s exhausted when he comes home. Maverick is a ball of energy, and I know that having to wake up at 5 and deal with shit all day at work, then coming home to a wild child wasn’t always fun. He was always a champ, and Mav just adores him, so he never really complained about it. When I was let go, I was sort of relieved, and then that quickly turned into panic. How will I pay for my car? How will I contribute to groceries or other bills? And of course, how will I afford new clothes and photos for my Blog? J has been extremely supportive since I told him the news, not once has he given me any shit about having to take on all the financial responsibility, but I know it’s been stressful. Thankfully, I accepted a full time position a few days ago and they were gracious enough to give me some time to find the right child care for him. I haven’t worked a Mon-Fri or 8-5 job in so long, so I am both very nervous and excited. We were juggling the idea of putting him into Daycare or hiring a private Nanny, and we decided that Daycare was the right way to go. So far, a lot of the ones we like have a waitlist and openings won’t be available until early 2019, OR they’re between $1,600 and $2,200 a month. J and I both agreed that we will pay whatever amount of money to have Mav in a Daycare that is really good, but were also not trying to be broke all the time. So I will give an update as soon as we find and are accepted into one.
Speaking of Maverick. He’s finally sprouting some molars and he’s definitely been hurting. He becomes whiny and needy with me, and to be honest, I’ll take it. He’ll only want to hug and kiss me for a few years of his life before he becomes embarrassed to hold my hand. I can’t even imagine that day happening. At the beginning of the month I decided to enroll Mav into a Gymboree music/play class. He totally melted my heart his first class. He loved all the other babies and wanted to hug everyone, and he was little Mr. independent the entire time. He loved all the songs, and activities and we ended up signing up to be members before we left that day. Seeing him around other kids makes me excited for him to make little friends at Daycare. Also, he has a fun Halloween party coming up on the 28th, and I’m not 100% sure what were dressing him up as for Halloween, but was thinking how cute he would be as an old man. Lat year J and I were zoo keepers and he was a little monkey. I love homemade costumes, but I’m not really creative and I end up just stressing myself out, so who knows what we’ll do. My best friend and her hubby are driving from San Fran this upcoming weekend and were thinking of doing Knotts Scary as well as hopefully taking Mav to a pumpkin patch and getting some cute pics.
The last thing I wanted to talk about is a fun event I have coming up with Gorjana in November. This will be a store event where 25% of the proceeds will go towards the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This is a foundation that was set up to help service members who suffer from TBI and PTS. While we have no affiliation with them other than J being in the Marine Corps, I feel that the work they do is very necessary and I want to help in any way that I can. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you there.
Until Next Time