Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Serving It Up, Indefinitely?

Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my previous post! Everyone has such different and interesting jobs. I've loved reading all of your comments.

My gut is telling me to stay out of a school job. It's also telling me to go into waiting tables full time. There are many, many restaurants in our new city. My current bosses have given me a couple places to look into, places where their recommendations will help me secure a position. Next week, I will go in and fill out some applications. Working as a server will allow me some flexibility to be there for my children, more than I have been able to in the past couple of years. It will also allow me to take the time to figure out where I'm at and what I truly want. (Do we ever really figure that out, though?) So, that decision is made. Whew!

We closed on the house on Monday and were able to show it to the kids before I had to fly back to go to work. I am working another six days in a row until my last night and getting ready for a rummage sale on Saturday. That will leave me 4 days to paint in the house, finish up at the school, and finalize all of the packing before moving on Thursday. Surprisingly only Anime had no complaints about the house. Kids. It's hard for me to be as excited as Mr. Irony is right now. I still have so much to wrap up in our old town that I haven't fully wrapped my mind around the excitement of a new home. I have a feeling that once we're down there and I'm working on the house the excitement will burst through.

The kids are registered in their new school. Action is excited because he gets to have a locker as a second grader. Actress is trying to hide excitement about being able to start band as a fifth grader, otherwise she's moping around about everything. Anime is counting down the days until volleyball starts and until she can color her hair. (Yep, you read that correctly. The girl wants to color her hair to be a strawberry blond. It's naturally a deep honey colored blond. But I promised her that if she came up with the money she could do it at the end of the summer.) They're all nervous about being in a new school and making new friends. Poor kids. I changed schools twice as a kid and I do remember how hard those first few weeks are. Action and Actress are very outgoing kids and I doubt that it will take them long to make friends. Anime is more shy and introverted and I worry more about her. I hope that being in volleyball and band will help her to make friends quickly.

I'm, once again, back to running one from thing to the next. At least I know it's only temporary insanity. (I hope!)

I'm switching from my latte to iced tea to beat the heat and humidity for now. Hope you all make time to sit back and enjoy a tall tea yourselves! Make that a tall sweet tea for you southerners! :)


The Modern Gal said...

I bet she'll have no problem with making friends in Volleyball and band. Those kind of activities are the best way to do it!

Good luck with all your stuff this week!

Red Lotus Mama said...

Best of luck with the move and I am happy to hear that you figured out career-wise what will be best for you.

miwise said...

Congratulations on the house. It's exciting to be in a new place.

You're going to get all that stuff done in 4 days? It took me 8 days to paint one room!

Glad you've made a job decision. I think it's a good one. Good luck.

Vanessa said...

No sweet tea here! I know you will find the perfect work at the perfect time and while that may fluctuate as time goes on, you will stay grounded in the moment and what you are meant to be doing. Good luck with the restaurant. Did your book arrive or is it being sent to the new house?