News at Home: Stress!
So this started off pretty stressful. My husband had off for Veteran’s Day, but he was on call and got so many calls, it probably would have been easier if he just was at work – at least then we weren’t trying to do other things. He got called out at least once every night this week. I was so thankful when Friday came and his turn on call was over (they take Friday – Thursday).
To make matters worse, Dante started the week super fussy. By Wednesday night/Thursday morning he was doing much better. But 3 days of a fussy baby is a lot. Especially when your husband isn’t able to give you night time relief because he keeps getting called out.
This week was also the week of trying to find Dante’s daycare. We had high hopes for a daycare 3 minutes from the house because it was the most affordable one we had found – just under $900/mo. Yeah, that’s cheap for daycare, can you believe it?! Anyway, we went on Monday to tour it and I left feeling sick and even more stressed. Because I could NOT leave Dante there, but was every place we can afford going to be like that? I called another daycare after we got home that I had received a recommendation for. When I’d called on Friday they said they MIGHT have one spot and to call Monday. Well they had a spot!
So I went to see that daycare on Tuesday and it was such a relief – like what I was expecting. But the price, although we can technically afford it, is high. $252/week – so between 1000 and 1250 a month (depending on 4 or 5 week months). And that started controversy between me and my husband. He agrees that we want Dante safe, but he is furious that it costs so much. Our only other option is my sister-in-law, but she lives 20-25 minutes in the opposite direction of my job. So we argued and stressed over that for a couple days. We’re still not 100% decided, but we turned in paperwork to hold his spot. There is a daycare at my new job, but the wait list for infants is until about March. So we’ll see.
I also had to turn in my notice this week at my old job, which was stressful. I wasn’t sure how they would respond and, even though this is the right decision, I felt pretty guilty. I went up to the school on Thursday and talked with my principals… and it went pretty well. They are happy for me, though my AP looked a little ill (probably because of the stress of having to find a replacement for me). I got to see my kids – they’re doing great! – and talk with several teachers. It was so good to see everyone and I know I’m going to miss it there, even though it’s the move I need to make for my family. I’ll be going back to the school over their Winter Break to get all my things, since I told them they could keep it for the semester so that things are less disruptive for the students.
Oh and my brother’s birthday was this week (11/13)! Sunday’s family night dinner we surprised him with a cake and a gift. Then on his actual birthday we went out to lunch with my mom. That was a disaster – she is so much drama and somehow managed to talk so much shit that Philip almost walked out (he would have if I hadn’t asked him not to, since I couldn’t easily storm out with Dante). Thankfully we recovered from lunch and had a pretty good afternoon.
So that was my week – lots of big things happening and pretty stressful. I’ve started practicing our morning routine and Dante has already given me 3 different scenarios lol! Which is exactly why I need to practice, so that I won’t be late my first day of work. Y’all start praying to whatever you believe in for me – 12/2 is going to be hard. He’ll start daycare and I’ll start a brand new job. I want to cry thinking about it, even though I’m so ready to go to work. I just don’t want to leave him.
With all the stress I haven’t done a great job blogging this week. Hoping to do better this week. I do have a plan for when I go back to work, though. I plan to blog on my hour long lunch break (hour!! as a teacher, that’s like an eternity!).
For the #HoHoHoRAT I’ve finished another book and am halfway through 2 more. The book I finished is for my #ReadASeries challenge as well, so I’m making good progress there.
COYER sign-ups are live! I’m super excited about this COYER and have already started setting up buddy reads. Hope you can join us! Sign up now 🙂
Last Week on the Blog
- [15 Nov] Fit Readers Update ~ November 3 – 9
- [16 Nov] Goodreads Books of the Year! #BBB
- [17 Nov] Sunday Post with Berls | Stress!
Coming Next Week From Me
We shall see… FitReaders update for sure, COYER sign up hopefully, and a few reviews maybe 🙂