Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Last night the Hardee's manager called me back in to fill out papers so I can start to work today.
I started working this morning. Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed it. It was so nice to do something different and get paid for it.How long that will last I don't know. I thought that I would be more nervous than I was but I wasn't. I felt pretty comfortable.
My kids were excited to hear how my day was and I was anxious to come home and tell them.
It's turning out to be a wonderful opportunity to show my kids the many benefits from working besides a paycheck.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

I went to Hardee's for my interview this morning. It seemed to go well. The manager asked me a few questions and said to me that most likely she'll hire me and to expect a phone call. So, I think I have the job. I've got another interview Thursday at a community center. I'm tired. I was so nervous this morning about the interview I went to. It just wore me out. It has been a long time since I've done that.

Monday, September 23, 2002

My 11 year old son is a whole different story. Everyday is a whole different battle getting him motivated to get ready for school. This morning was a rare morning for me. He actually got up on his own. I was so surprised. Then he continued surprising me. That is up until twenty minutes before it was time to go to school. Then was when he decided he wanted to play blackjack. I had to smile. I thought to myself, they're only this young once. So, I said sure I'll play only if you're ready for school. He was.
I thought to myself how many mothers are out there playing blackjack at 8:30 in the morning with their son. Hmm, not too many. It's hard enough making the coffee, starting the laundry, packing the lunches, listening to a child practice her presentation she has to do at school, when you're still half asleep. Imagine playing blackjack too. I'm still smiling about it.
Mornings are just crazy around here.
My two teenage daughters get off to school fairly well. Of course they have to wake up for school two hours before it starts. That way they have enough time to do their hair, change their clothes five times, apply their makeup, fight with each other about who's wearing what. Five minutes before they have to leave, they tell me that they don't have time to eat they're going to be late. Well, at least they get to school in time.
Life is great! The sun is shining, the birds are singing AND the kids are off to school!!
When the weekends are over, I need a little peace and quiet.
I should be cleaning the house, doing the laundry, planning dinner but I'm not. I'm here writing.
In a few hours I'll bust my behind to get all of my work done before everyone gets home.

Sunday, September 22, 2002

I've been at home with my children for the past 15 years. I've loved every day of it. That's not to say that there hasn't been days that I didn't feel like pulling my hair out! Now that my children are getting older the expenses are going up. Because of that I've been looking for a job. Something I can do while they are in school. Tuesday I have an interview at our local Hardee's. The hours would be from 9am-4:00pm. Perfect hours. I'm a little nervous about it. Not about the job. About being able to still be the mother that I am to my children.( I guess I am a little nervous about actually working outside of my home too. ) I have learned that teenagers need you as much, if not more ,as the day they were born.