Yep, when you're the blog author you can make up words like Januaryness. It's in the contract when you sign up for blogger. Ya know, in the small print.
So anyway, I wanted to catch everyone up on our January since today was the first day of February.
Since I haven't updated here in forever, let's back up a bit. In the 2nd week of January, I was contacted by the principal of the school where I used to work. (the school where I worked until August of this past year when I went to work for our lawyer friend) The lady who took over my position when I left had resigned. (Ironically, she took a position that I applied for during my 7 week job search! No hard feelings there, but I think it's pretty crazy ironic!) Anyway, they called & told me she was leaving. Her last day would be the 18th. Since I already know the job & they really didn't want to have to re-train ANOTHER new person mid-year, they asked me to come back. It's still just part-time (which means the paycheck is still teeny tiny), but hey...it's a job. And the small paycheck is better than the one I was getting sitting at home looking for a job!
I was scheduled to start working on the 22nd. But during the early morning hours, my wee baby girl woke up with a stomach virus. I felt like the worst mother at 2:45am, patting her on the back & thinking to myself "Not tonight!!! I'm supposed to start my job tomorrow!" Fortunately, I was able to call my boss & get them to postpone my start date so that I didn't have to use a sick day right off the bat. So I started the following day--the 23rd. No one else in the house got sick, thank goodness!!
I've been back to work for about a week & a 1/2 now. It's been nice to step back in where I left off in August, not having to feel the stress of a new job & the nervousness of whether or not I'm doing things right. The coworkers have all welcomed me back so sweetly & I kind of feel like I never left.
Fortunately my boss is aware & completely understands that I can't commit to staying long-term, but I am committed to stay with them til the end of the (school) year. I am praying (feel free to join me) that this summer I will be able to find a full time position within the district where I can move. I really want to stay in the school system, so I'm praying that God opens a position up now & makes the way for me to move simple and smooth.
I am soooo grateful to have a job, though! I have learned many lessons in the past couple of months. I will never take the ability to hold down a job for granted again!
In other news this month, Larry's dad fell & broke his leg. He's in a nursing home/rehab facility now, recovering. Savannah placed 3rd at her UIL Journalism event last weekend. Samuel has decided that he wants to try out for mascot (feel free to go ahead & send your donations for the cheerleader camp fund to my home!)
Hmm...I think that's all our Januaryness. Let me know about yours!
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