Thursday, May 13, 2010

This Week's Wrap-up

Let's update shall we?

I officially accepted the job and start June 7th.  AAAIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  And then I promptly tore apart my closet and thanked my lucky stars I did not donate all my work clothes like I had planned during my spring cleaning/we might sell the house/holy shit what the hell is going on meltdown.  So that's awesome (job and clothing for job).  The not awesome?  My work/suit pants are too big.  I KNOW.  I'm as shocked as you are.

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We've secured Noah's spot at the home daycare (dayhome?  what do we call this arrangement?) and I'm happy with our decision.  We went out on a limb with this one because this is S's (the caregiver/daycare operator/business owner) first time out of the daycare gate.  We don't have any references to go off of (other than the provided ones from past nanny-ing and fellow graduates of her masters program) but she seems to check out.  Hello, she has a blog about her BABY.  We are of the same cloth.  (OF COURSE I Googled her.)  My father said this: everyone has to start somewhere, everyone needs a chance to succeed.  Very true, grandpa, very true.  And so we signed the contract, gave a deposit, and have a start date of June 21st.

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Which brings me to this: I have two weeks of childcare that need to be filled.  So far I've conned  asked my sister to do a week (for pay, of course.  I'm not heartless.)  I'm now on the lookout for another week's worth of childcare.  Think I can find a lovely high school student who wants a little extra cash?

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We're getting rid of our satellite TV service and going wild with just Hulu and Netflix.  Are we totally frugal and forward-thinking or just plain stupid?  I'm not too worried...Hulu has Real Housewives so I think it'll work out.

How's your week treating you?

12 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Yay for things working out. I'm sure you'll see Noah will thrive in his new dayhome (which is what I've always called it - or Family Care Home).

If you're really stuck, I may be able to swing up for a couple of days in June and help you out.

Paige said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting - finding a daycare that you feel confident with is half the battle. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures in working mommyhood. Good luck!

Michelle said...

So happy things are coming together. We call our in home care person, our sitter.
Good luck! I'm sure everyone will do just fine in the transition.

k said...

Dayhome! Woohoo!

So glad you have all of your work clothes because can you imagine having to find new things? What a hassle.

And how about those Housewives? Holy moses.

Anne said...

Do you know exactly which dates you need someone? My wife works at Lake Forest College and thusly knows 8,372 college kids who are going to be in need of productive activity now that school is out. Frankly, some professors might need the activity, too, if they aren't teaching summer classes.
Let me know the dates and I have decent odds of giving you a few recs. annefisher at gmail dot com.

bessieviola said...

SO exciting that your dayhome worked out! I'm sure that Noah will love it. Will there be other kids his age there?

And woo-hoo to you with the pants! Weight loss without meaning it is the best kind, I think. :)

samantha said...

Hulu and Netflix are what we live off of. Seriously, the money you're saving will be worth it and you'll hardly notice.

Christine said...

Does anything else besides Real Housewives matter, anyway??

Hilary said...

you make me go two weeks without picture updates what is this nonsense!!? I am dying at work and need a little Noah to brighten up my days!

Rougeneck said...

Congrats! On all of it! And the part about the too big pants? AWESOME! Although the least awesome of all of the awesome in your week. But just so glad to see things turning around in your favor.

Hillary said...

We've done just Hulu and Netflix for almost a year now and don't even miss regular TV.

Jessica said...

Hi! I know this is a semi-old post, but I'm reading you archives (since we're both going to the blathering). I wanted to say we went the only-Hulu-and-netflix route the same time you did and I hope you're loving it as much as we are! Have you tried Hulu plus? It's awesome.