Yesterday was the final straw. I had gotten to the point I couldn’t handle a single thing more. My full time daycare is done. I had talk to my boss about driving bus and all routes were filled with regular drivers and other then subbing and activities 3-4 times a month there was nothing else available plus the boss man got mad at me for reminding him of a earlier conversation that put in in a spot that just didn’t work out. Mike was out of money and needed a few groceries (payday is Tuesday but that doesn’t help an empty stomach on an already to thin boy). I had a paycheck I was asked to hold for a week. One parent behind 2 weeks. A camping trip coming and nothing to pack for groceries (well I can be creative but need to start with the basics). As you can see just at the point I couldn’t handle one more thing. I prayed last night, I cried, I asked for help, I slept like crap. It just wasn’t my day.
Today being a new day I put my big girl panties on and figured I had to do something. I’ve been looking in our local papers but jobs are few and far between and the ones available need 2 years of some kind of schooling. I decided to stop in our next school district (I live between 2, the bus for each come down our road) and just ask or beg to see if they even need a part time bus driver. I was even going to say I can change oil, clean buses…just something. Anyways I stepped into a new family today. They weren’t really looking for new drivers but were just going to take my application then we started to talk and with what I know, how I drive (already took my bus test, drug test and paperwork galore), the way it all worked out I now have another bus driving job and the best part I will be able to work with both districts and both bosses will help me get enough hours to survive and also keep them in a driver that is steady and willing to work and do anything. It was an awesome day. I have more homework to do than a high schooler but starting September 11th I work for ISD*** and next Thursday, Friday and Monday I work for ISD*. There will be a full time run to Brainerd twice a day, there will be activities 2-3 times a week and I can even still do after school daycare a couple times a week and school vacations, I can have my kids here to enjoy. I am having a heard time believing this has happened today, sorta like waiting for a shoe to drop but it also feels awesome and right. Nothing is written in stone yet, there’s always something relying on something but I really think it’ll be okay.
My mama sent me the coolest e-card and I’m going to share what she typed in this card….I want to keep it forever and what better way to do that but share it with you and have it here to read when ever I need too. So take a peek….
You know what? Dad and I are so proud of you and how you can handle so many situation you find yourself in - congratulation to a "go getter"! The Lord is in your corner and always will be, no answering machines, no waiting 7-10 for shipment and best of all He loves you very much as we do also. Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it.
Now we are packed and ready to head out of here tomorrow when Jim gets home from work. We are going camping. It has been two years since we’ve gone camping and in our 32 years of marriage we have never gone camping alone. It will just be the two of us and the dogs and I am so excited to just get away and soak in Minnesota beauty. I brought some magazines, a couple of books, my fishing box, itouch and nike+ (for lots of hiking and walking and keeping track) and I stuck to the menu plan as much as possible with a few extras for Jim.
I am now about as tired as I ever could be. Mostly just stressful tired but I also have 137240 steps in and some strength exercises too. I’ll start my homework when we get home. This weekend I need to rest and regroup and rejuvenate this body of mine and thank the Lord for everything.
I won’t be back until late Monday so will do my SSSCS update then. I am also doing well with my other challenge and sorta excited to stand on the scale tomorrow.
Take care my friends. Do have a safe and most blessed weekend.