Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Chapter in My Life

I thought I was done changing diapers and wiping butts.
When Sprout learned to do it, I thought-
'Never Again!'

  Time for me to get back out there...
I got a job!
(look at previous post)

It's only been 3 nights. 
I am still not sure or confident or know where everything is that I should be doing. 
I have to tell you, 
it is rewarding when a resident looks you in the eye and says -
'Thank You'.

It doesn't happen all the time - 
I had 1 person lash out at me..
what do you do?
Stay calm and continue. 

It isn't an 'easy' job. 
It's almost like babysitting x 13
babysitting a 1 or 2 year old at that.

I don't know if this is 'what I am meant to be doing', it is only day 3.
But - it is a job and in this economy, one can't complain too much.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have a 'new' title...

I haven't been called that in YEARS!

It isn't something I ever saw myself doing.
I basically applied to prove to hubs that I was 'trying', 
Who'd a thunk they'd actually hire me!
I mean, I have NO experience in this 'field'.

Well, I have 2 kids -
I guess that's what sold it (me).

It's an old folks home for Dementia and Alzheimer's.
It's gross, but someone has to do it.

It's sad -
the residents often ask 'to go home' or ask for a parent.

Calm them down and try to distract them (like you do toddlers).

I've taken a CPR/1st aid class.
I still have to take a 'medication class' - 
There is just SO MUCH to learn.

Oh yeah, and I am working the midnight shift.
SO far it seems to work for 'US'. 
I am somewhat of a night owl anyway-
and the boys are in school all day...
this way I can sleep (UNINTERRUPTED) for a good 7hrs+
It's only 4 days a week.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fave Author at the Moment

...actually for a while now.  

She is doing a GIVEAWAY for her new series (Lux)

This series starts w/ this:

I was sad at the end of this and actually mourned a bit. 

She has another series that I Absolutely LOVE!

Starts w/