Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Holding Pattern

Seems like life has been on hold for awhile, for better or worse. Obviously the worse being no income and all the stress that comes with that. Positives, however, include Rob having some extra time to spend with the kids. They think the world of their daddy and I'm so happy he is able to give them a little extra attention. It's always been me who's been able to experience all of the kids' "firsts" but now Rob is part of it too. Something to be said for that. :)

Nearly every day Rob is getting calls from a few different recruiters. He's got prospects in GA, KY, and WV at the moment. The Savannah position fell through- the company wanted someone with more experience handling a larger quantity of products...or something like that. More experience was all I really understood. The part that kills me is they knew about Rob's experience before they flew him down!!! Why waste all that time, energy, and money? Oh well, I guess it wasn't meant to be. The other GA position is in Atlanta. We'll see what comes of that.

I am not sure if or how to proceed with preschool for our almost-3-year-old. I have a few preschools that I'd like to check out in the next few weeks. A perk to being part of so many playgroups is that I hear all the gossip about all of the local schools. And these moms don't beat around the bush! So I have to make appointments to meet the directors and tour the schools...but then what if we move???? On the flip side, what if I don't research the schools and then we end up staying? I need to have a school lined up just in case, right? Ahhhh....preschool already. Crazy to think how quickly time flies. Preschool costs money and that's something we don't have a whole hell of a lot of right now. I can't think about that, though. I have to think positively and assume that Rob will be employed by the time the school year begins...

Tomorrow we have an appointment with the state to find out if we qualify for food stamps, WIC checks, etc. I know everyone pays into these funds but no one ever thinks they'll actually need the assistance. Ugh. I can't see how we wouldn't qualify. I keep thinking I can go back to teaching and we'll be ok for a while...but then I remember that my entire paycheck would go right to daycare. Plus I'm still nursing the baby. Who's going to do that in my place? At 8 months old, he altogether refuses a bottle. He knows where the good stuff comes from. ;)

So that's our holding pattern for now. We wait and we pray. Gotta be patient. Something will happen soon. I know God doesn't give us more than we can handle...sometimes I just wish He didn't trust us so much! ;)

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