Friday, September 16, 2011

Busy busy

Change.  That is what life is about right?  Well I have been making some big changes around here.  First, i quit my job... again.  It isn't that i didn't like my job but something radical needed to be done.  So I quit, mostly to homeschool Amanda.  So far it has gone pretty well.  I asked her today if she liked it and she said yes.  We will see how long that lasts.  I am waiting for my home daycare license to come so I can start providing care for a few kids.  On top of that, I renewed my foster care license with Catholic Charities.  The bad thing is, I am not sure they will be in business very much longer.  *sigh*  I really have some longings for new wee ones.  It has been a year since my last placement. :-(  I found out that after my last placement, the licensing person put me on "hold"  for new placements!  I was not happy.  I told her I could take one at a time, but no more since I was working full time and the job was not very flexible.    But since I am home full time, now would be the perfect time to use me for babies who aren't old enough for day care.  (Oh, how I want a baby)  I am not sure exactly when the Catholic Charities issue will be resolved (that is a long story)  but I keep praying every day for a new placement.  Ben and Caitlyn are both so very good with little kids and Amanda has been improving in her willingess and helpfulness with the little kids.  I am anxiously waiting and praying....

  while I have been waiting I have been painting.  I painted Ben's room and pulled off trim in the front room and fixed a few patches where I pulled paint off th wall.  Ha ha, don't ask!  Ben likes his room and now he has bunk beds (perfect for more kids) and lots of room to play on the floor... and maybe even enough room for a crib...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The good, the bad and the ugly...

It has been a wild few weeks!  To start with, I quit my job.  yep,  I did it.  I had only been there for 2 years, but i didn't love it and I have many more important things on my mind. 
#1 Amanda - since last school year was dismal, this year I thought I would do something radical and homeschool her.  We started last week. We are adjusting.  Some days she is compliant... some days not. so. much.  She wants to be in control and we all know that's not gonna happen!
#2 Me - I am trying to finish my degree and I have so much homework and papers and everything, I cannot fit it all in to one day. 
#3 Also me - I want to continue being a foster parent and I can't really take any placements when I have to work and/or study all the time.  I had a licensing visit today with Catholic Charities ( and that is another whole dilemma)  Hopefully things will work out and I will soon get a baby (or two) :-)
# 4 Ben - Kindergarten is off with a bang.  I love being able to get him on the bus and be home when he gets off the bus.  I love being able to be outside with him and play and be home on no-school days. 
#5 Caitlyn - I am hoping that by being with me more, which she loves, her  bad habit of screaming and throwing tantrums would get under control.  No luck on that yet *sigh*
I have been gone from work almost a month and I don't feel too panicky yet.  I have some money saved and I have subsidy money coming in so I am staying afloat financially but i will need income soon.  The funny thing is I am NOT worried.  I have said from the first that I TRUST GOD to provide.  I am trusting him and trying to be obedient and I don't feel worried (yet, lol)