Sunday, May 27, 2012

Update-- on unemployment and life in general

            I’ve been posting fluff again lately.  Sometimes fluff is more fun to write about.  Sometimes I’d rather just have fun with my blogging and use it as an escape from real life.   

            Real life has been interesting though.  We have found unemployment is a very different experience when you still have a job.  Tim’s contract for teaching was not renewed.  We know after the last day of school he has no more job, but he still has to finish up this school year.  So, every morning he still gets up and goes to work.  It is a little strange that we know that the reality of unemployment is looming, but the job is still so demanding and time consuming.  

            Tim has had three interviews so far.  One of them actually came with an offer and we are in the process of discerning whether or not to accept it.  We feel like we are sort of in a holding pattern though.  Waiting, waiting, waiting.  God might be trying to use this to teach me a little patience.  

            And, speaking of patience… we started potty training our youngest this past week.  Potty training the fifth child is a whole lot harder than potty training the older children was.  I am trying to rely on supernatural patience because on my own, I do NOT have enough!  

In the past, potty training always meant we would put life on hold for a week or so, stay home and devote the time to nothing but potty breaks and laundry.  This time around there is no putting life on hold.  We are busy, busy, busy.  So, my poor little one has had to get used to a revolving door of undergarments.  We use only panties at home, but when we go out, as we inevitably must, she wears pull-ups, at night, we are still putting her in diapers- mostly because we still have a few and I don’t want to waste them.   If consistency is the key to successful potty training, we are doomed to failure!  

There is some great news too though- the kids and I have only 4 days left of school!  We are so excited for summer break to finally be here!

            So that's our life right now.  

Interviews, work, the waiting game, and more work-- for Tim.  

Washing tiny panties, cleaning up not-so-tiny puddles all over the house,the waiting game, and holding down the fort at home while Tim is on interviews and at work-- for me.   
Oh, and of course, lots and lots and lots of prayers from both of us, to make it through the ups and downs of life……

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