I won’t have any kids to watch this summer, or I should rephrase, there are plenty of kids I could watch, but not sure I want to go that route.
When I found out that I was going to be losing Brandon, I was jumping for joy. I will miss him, but thoughts of a summer of freedom with just the girls are wonderful!!!!
The downfall is that because Tom and Christie are teachers, they have summers off, as well as Christie being due with their third in August. So I potentially won’t have any kids until she goes back to work around Christmas.
Brian has a new job (praise the Lord), but it won’t make up the income I’m losing. After bills, savings and tithing we will have $200 left over for gas/groceries and anythng else for the month. Not sure how we will work that.
The only other thing is that we got back a large refund, too large, we had changed elections and thought we would be getting back next to nothing, we were wrong. Brian is going to be meeting our financial advisor to figure all of that out. If we could figure out the right deductions and have that extra $300 a month instead of at the end of the year, we would be fine. I could even consider not watching kids at all..
We’ve been praying about it for right now.
I have gotten a lot of offers to watch others kids, just don’t think that is what we should be doing right now. If we did end up going that route I would only watch one child. No more than that.
Another opportunity has come up where I could do some cleaning for Kelly’s Aunt Pam’s company. They clean offices and are looking for someone to work MWF a couple of hours. Evening hours, and I could listen to my music while I empty trash, vaccum, do some light dusting, clean the bathroom.. Not sure yet on the pay..
Anyway, this has consumed my thoughts for awhile now. Plus all things renewal/family reunion…
I haven’t been on much posting, just not sure what to say, or by the time I get to the computer I feel too drained to post.. I do read and try to reply.. I recently cut my friends list in half. Nothing personal, not sure if I will cut more in the future or not. I’m not sure exactly what I want from LJ these days….