Thursday, July 22, 2010


Well, I am leaving for the Hotel Cinderella in less than 24 hours. I don't have one thing packed or even ready to be packed. And you know how the HC works, you have to bring your own food and other supplies, so I still have that to do. Then I get home from being at Alex's play performances all day and find that Denise has finally decided to read my blog and comment on posts that are from so long ago I had to read them again to refresh my memory! Does she think I really have time to read and publish all of her comments when I am supposed to be dressing in my rags and packing up my cooking and cleaning supplies? Ugh! That isn't too high maintenance, is it??? The comments were pretty funny, though, so I guess I will let her slide this time!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For Mikey

So...Mikey has been bugging me about not posting. Well, more like bugging me to post! Here is a quicky. Alex has been in a theater camp for the past three weeks. He is playing Aladdin in their production of Aladdin on Thursday. The last day of camp is Friday and we will be heading up to Philadelphia to visit Nick and Denise, as well as Jack and Janine. We can only stay for a few days because we have to be back on Tuesday because Drew and Luke are going to Chicago and we can't leave the dog at home alone. It will be a quick trip, but I'm sure we will have a great time! Who wouldn't have a great time at the famous Hotel Cinderella???????

I have to take Luke and Stephen B. to register for college on Friday. Ugh, that should be fun, as anyone who has ever spent time with Luke and Stephen B. should know. Today Stephen B. asked me how they make a penis for people who have sex change operations! Oy. They just left here, after arguing with me for an hour about getting up early on Friday to be at the school by 8:00 am.

I quit my job! Yes, the job that I loved. Yes, I really did love it, but I also hated some things about it. I loved the work and the babies and loved, loved, loved my co-worker, Nelma. We are now the best of friends. The problem was that I was gone from home for 50 hours per week. Another issue was that when I was hired, the director assured me that getting time off for trips with Mike, family trips, IEP meetings, and doctor appointments for me and the kids wasn't going to be a problem. At first it wasn't, but then she decided that she didn't want people taking time off. I was very sick with bronchitis and missed three days of work because I was not only too sick to work, but also contagious. The director and owner were mad at me for that. It didn't matter that I would have gotten the babies sick or passed out while carrying one of them, they still wanted me there. They have plenty of substitutes, so that isn't the problem. In the 5 months that I was working there, 10 out of 12 people left. Does that tell you anything?

The good news is that I found a way better job! I will be making a lot more money and babysitting for one little girl (instead of up to 13 babies at once!). She is 5 months old and has Down syndrome. I am so excited and can't wait to start on August 2nd. Plus it is only for 4-5 hours per day, so I have plenty of time for appointments and other things I need to get done. The baby is adorable and I know I'm going to love caring for her.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Quote of the day

" is that zit on your boob?"--Alex, to his friend, Naomi