HI all!! I'm working friday night, so I'm awake in preparation for that shift.
Kim!! I'm so slooooow lately, I didn't even REALIZE who you were. Then I looked at your sig line "you know who I am" and just about fell over laughing at myself. WOOT, I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well in school. YOU GO GIRL!!! :balloons:
Leslie, I'm sorry to hear about your sister. Sending her and you prayers and positive vibes.
Fran, give Itchy and Scratchy the final boot, girl! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. (((HUGS)) my friend.
Kat, take care of yourself. ((((((((((((((((GIANT GENTLE HUGS))))))))))))))
Tweety, :wavey: and good luck to the dh from me. Hope things turn out well with his job. And btw, how is YOUR job coming along??
Chris, how is the card list coming along? Making you crazy yet? :D I didn't know you could donate blood in someone's honor as a gift of life. That is waaay cool, and a very loving gesture on your behalf. You are so kind, and I really appreciate seeing your kindness shared with others during a time when so many of us are dealing with overwhelming sadness or huge changes in our lives. ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))
Jnette, so sorry you are feeling sad. ((((((HUGS)))))) I don't like it when you're sad; somehow, it's like I can just literally FEEL the energy draining when you are sad. You've got to be the most upbeat person on this BB, IMO. Take care of yourself, and let me know if I can help at all, Ok?
Deb, I know how you feel about winter fast approaching. I'm still trying to re-adjust from the perpetual summer in texas to this nearly-winter weather!
Everyone else, hey!! :wavey: I'm not trying to ingore you all, and hope things are well with all of you.
I haven't checked in here in a while, and I've really missed talking to you guys! I've been feeling incredibly, well, overwhelmed, I guess. I moved out of Texas (yay!) and I'm staying with the MIL until we close on our house. I've taken a position at a HUGE teaching hospital in an extremely high acuity unit and that has left me feeling rather disoriented and unsure of myself. I am a control freak and simply can NOT function well when I do not feel like everything is under control. That is stressing me beyond belief. Also, I have over an hour's drive to work until we get things together with the house.
The whole house thing is another ordeal. We are buying a house, which is stressful enough when things go smoothly. Before we even moved, we had gotten pre-approval for a set amount. THe lender had checked my credit, debt, income, etc, and was aware that I was moving and accepting a new position with a new company, and said everything was fine. The lender said all we had to do was "pick out a house, make an offer, and send me the paperwork." So we did. Then, he comes back and raises our interest rate above what we were told we were locked in at, and then he starts saying we need to pay off certain accounts and send more bank statements, etc. Every time we talk to the lender, something is different. It's insane. He's not exactly right on top of things, and then he calls today and says he needs more documents and he has a paper that he needs signed today and he will email it. But did he email it?? NOPE. I called him back and couldn't get him, so that has added stress to my overflowing plate.
Couple this with the fact that dh has a job finally (YAY!) but now that means I have to find childcare. I work nights, he works anywhere from 0530 to 2000. How in the world am I supposed to find day care around those hours??? ONce we move, we will be an hour away from in-laws, and they will not help with caring for my son. Dh thinks it's no big deal, but you all know me, I'm the mom, and I worry. I can't help but think, what happens if he has to be at work at 0530, and i don't get off until 0700? My kid is a toddler, and can NOT be left alone like that! And no daycares around the area open at 0530! When will I sleep if I try to keep my son at home with me rather than pay daycare?? I will be working occasional weekends, holidays, as nearly all nurses do, and my dh will be working at least 1 weekend day q week. How am I supposed to find childcare for that?? I'm just feeling really defeated about everything right now. Nothing seems right with the world, in more ways than one. But I know that God has a plan for me, and somehow, someway, we WILL get through this.
And on a more positive note, I can't wait to get started on the christmas card list (or holiday greeting, if you prefer!). I think it's going to be really fun, and hopefully it will be a way to release some of my stress.
Hope all is well with the rest of you guys, and that we can all proceed with an environment of healing and peace. Have a blessed day, all!