Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What has been going on

I have been meaning to make a post for some time now but just have not had the time. I have quit my second job waiting tables in order to take a different second job. But this new second job will one day become my main job. A subcontractor that does work for my company needs to expand is his company. He has so much work but no workers to do it. He does Information Technologies. And finding people skilled in his area are few and far between. So he has me working with him 20 hours a week right now teaching me. So I am pretty much getting paid to learn a new skill. But because I have no clue what I am doing he does not pay me too much at the moment. But he told me the faster I learn the faster he will raise my pay. And once I am fully trained I will be making about 30 thousand more a year then I make right now. I just have a lot to learn. I have to learn some electrical, computer programming and a few other things. He will also be sending me off to a few different classes here and there. They are usually just a week long but some of them will be out of state. So between my reg. job and this job I don’t have much time for anything. And since Tom still has no job I really need the income from this second job. The pay I get from it is more then I was making waiting tables.

And yes you heard that right Tom still has no job. And is not really making an effort to get one. Right now I am letting that go since I need him to watch the kids while I work these two jobs and get myself trained. But once I get trained on this new job and get going with the other company he will be shit out of luck. I have been doing my best to stay with him for the kids. But I refuse to work my butt off while he sits and does nothing. And I mean nothing. I am working 60 hours a week while he does nothing. I should not have to lift a finger at home. But that is not what is going on. I have to lose my mind and just go crazy in order for him to do things around the house. But I am doing my best to bite my tongue right now. Because things will not always be like this. The day will come when I can be happy again.

K started Kindergarten this year. She has been doing so well and I am so proud of her. Next Thursday I have to be at her school at 8:45am because she is getting presented an award for being chosen for the terrific kid of the month. The letter I got said she was picked because of her advanced academic skills, manners with student and faculty and working well with others. What a great little girl she is. And she showed me a new skill she has last night that she had been hiding. She can read and has been able to just never let us know. While reading to her last night she cut me off and continued to read the book. And it was a book we had not read so I know it was not memorized. I asked when she started to be able to read and she said for a little while. Don’t know why she finally decided to show off this skill last night but I just about cried.

G my little man not to sure what I am going to do with him. I have been trying to start potty training him but he does not want to do it. So I don’t push it on him but I do bring it up daily. And when I ask him if he wants to use the potty he will tell me no. I have not been able to find anything that will entice him to use the potty and I know he knows when he has to go. One place he won’t go is in the bath tub. If he is in the tub and has to go that is the only time he will tell me and use the potty. And I really want to get him out of diapers.

So not a whole lot going on here just busy busy busy but it won’t last forever. Sooner or later I will get trained enough for the other company to raise my pay to at least what I am making on my main job now and then just go down to one job while I get the rest of my training in and get qualified to make their full pay.

8 comments:

Kim said...

Glad to hear you have a great opportunity coming your way. You deserve a break!

Rosepetal said...

Glad to hear from you. You are working so hard for your kids. I hope you'll be able to take the steps you need soon and be happy again.

kate said...

what rosepetal said. Glad to hear the update!

Lily said...

Sooo happy to hear from you again! I think you've got a great attitude. You're paving the road to a better life, and the way out of purgatory. I know your day to day life has got to be really hard, but you are going to be so damn proud of yourself for doing this. Keep it up!

Artblog said...

xxxxxxx HUGS from me :)

dena said...

Anissa,
Just checking in to see how you are doing. Hope all is going well.....you are so determined to do what needs to be done to make a good life for your kids. I admire your determination. Take care......Dena

Lily said...

I'd love to hear how you're doing! I know you're busy these days, but just a small update would be appreciated. I really hope all is well. {{{HUGS}}}

Kim said...

Hi Anissa,
Where are you? I hope you and the kids are doing well. Please update when you can.

I'm changing my email address to my blog...can you send me a new invite? Once I delete my Hotmail account, I won't be able to view your blog. My new account is-

myzoeandnikki@gmail.com

Thanks,
Kim