School, work…etc

Hey Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I posted. I recently started classes for graphic design. I already have a degree in medical office technology and I tried for a couple of years to get a job in that field, but didn’t have any success with that. Then I was a childcare provider for awhile.  I got tired of the long hours and low pay. The kids weren’t usually the problem. It was the parents who didn’t want to pay on time or they would want to dock my pay if they didn’t bring the kids (or if I was sick).  All I can tell someone who is thinking about being an inhome childcare provider is make sure you get contracts. I don’t care if the person is your family or friend. I tried to take the nice route instead of the professional route and I ended up overworked and underpaid.  That was my main motivation for going back to school.

Graphic design is something I’ve been wanting to learn for awhile and I’ve done a little bit. But I want to learn the advertising aspects and even learn how to make better graphics.  I would love to work for myself as I don’t think I do well in an actual office setting. I am more comfortable in a home office. I’ve still got at least another year of classes so I guess I will just have to see what is out there once I graduate.

I am still homeschooling my younger two. Rhiannon is 16 now and Trey is 11. Rhiannon did think about going back to public school but decided against it. She prefers to be able to do her school work on her on time and I understand that.  Trey just would not do well in a public school. He’s so used to being homeschooled and he prefers being here.  My oldest is working full time and for awhile his job had him away from home. But now he’s been home for the past few months and he’s working locally.  I love him but I wish he’d help out around the house.  He’s 19 and makes decent money,but yet he gets mad if we ask him to pay a bill or two(like the internet or water bill, things he uses).  I don’t charge him rent so it’s the least he could do.

Also, my 19 year old pregnant stepdaughter is moving back in with her daughter after not speaking to us for 5 months. I wasn’t excited about letting her come back and stay, but it was either she stay here or live on the streets. And I can’t let my grandchildren be homeless.  Of course, I’ve caught attitude from some people, which is to be expected because they know how she has treated us in the past.  But it’s just not in me to be a hateful person.  My stepdaughter is supposed to be waiting for an apartment to become available so I am praying that happens soon.

I think that just about catches y’all up on everything. I am hoping to post more giveaways soon, so look for those!

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Sneezing and headache and watery eyes, oh my!

The hubby and I tid-10042902ook the kids to the Hattiesburg Zoo today even though I really didn’t feel like going. My sinuses/allergies have declared war on me and right now, they’re winning. I am hoping to go to the dr tomorrow and gets some meds and/or a shot to help me defeat this pesky mess.  I never knew it was possible for one side of my nose to be stopped up while the other side poured like a faucet. The constant watering eyes and sneezing isn’t fun either.  Oh and let’s not forget the pressure inside my head that feels like someone is tightening a vice.  I have no clue if I have a fever or not because my children seemed to have misplaced the thermometer.  So all I have to go on is my husband feeling my forehead and saying “Hmmm, you feel a little warm.”

So I had to nicely let my boss know that I wouldn’t be able to watch her baby tomorrow so that I could go to the doctor.  I just don’t think that with the way I feel that I would be able to adequately be able to care for her kid.  I hate taking off, but sometimes it’s needed. And I’m really at the point in this job where I’m contemplating on quitting right before Christmas break anyway.  That’s a whole other post that may get written later.  But that has nothing to do with me taking tomorrow off. I feel like poo so therefore I’m taking off to go get meds so I can work the rest of the week and not feel like I’m about to fall over.

I get what I call the “sinus crud” about once a year. Last year I had it so bad that I had fever and chills. I almost thought I had the flu.  I figured it wasn’t the flu though because it only lasted for a few days. So I’m trying to get some meds before it gets to that point this year.  I really hope that the nurse practitioner actually does her job though and gives me something that works instead of just throwing amoxicillan at me.  Ok, she doesn’t literally throw it, but she writes that prescription for every kind of illness. And as much as I hate shots, maybe I’ll convince her to give me one to help encourage my sinuses/allergies to chill out for awhile.

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Another exciting dentist visit

I got my dental work for my bridge done last week. That was an….interesting experience. If you want to read all about why I am having to get a bridge in the first place, go here. I’d read up on what the dentist has to do to get teeth ready for a bridge, which, in my case, is 3 crowns. So not only is it expensive, the whole experience is not fun at all. Not that I have ever though a trip to the dentist was fun but you get the idea. I knew when they asked if I wanted the gas that this was probably going to be a drawn out thing. I mean they didn’t even ask that when I had to get the toot pulled.

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