Monday, October 17, 2005

When it rains, it pours.

This has been one month for changes!

I currently work at my son's elementary school part time in the office. Last spring a full time position opened up as the secretary was leaving. Our principal asked me to apply for the position, but ended up passing me over in the end. I was a bit bitter about it, but I also reveled in the extra time I had with my kids this summer by not getting the job and I think everything worked out for the best in the end.

Fast forward to October.....first we finally sell our house and now the secretary who did get the position I applied for is leaving already. I start training tomorrow! It will mean working in June and August when the kids are not in school (so far I've always been off when they are off), but it will still allow me to be on their schedule for the most part - for vacations, snow days, etc. And I have the month of July off - it's still a heck of a lot more vacation time than most jobs ever have. The big downside is that I now have to take vacation on the school's schedule instead of having all summer to fit one in.

The upside is the money will lift a big financial burden with this new house. I also really need to get myself out of the house and doing something more productive. I just hope that my brain can take all of these changes and that I don't totally flake out!

Funny - when we first knew we were finally going to get this new house, I thought I might have to start running a regular "Dinner on a Dime" column. Now my focus will more likely be "Quick and Easy Dinners"! Maybe I'd better go to the library and see if they have any of Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals - I have a feeling they are going to come in very handy!

Back later with the results from dinner.......


  1. Congratulations on the new job. I'm a fourth grade teacher so I know how hard it is to be a school secretary. Then add kids, dinner and a food blog and whew! You're going to be seriously busy.

  2. Sounds exciting. . .and how nice to still be so close to your kids. I don't have any of Rachel Ray's cookbooks - will be interested in your approach to good food fast!

  3. Thanks Kalyn - I've watched the secretaries before me and I know I'll be busy!

    Janice - I've loved working at their school. My oldest is in middle school, so I don't get to see him during the day, but I'll still have my youngest there with me for a while yet - he's in 3rd grade.

  4. Congrats on the job! Sounds like you will be kept busy for awhile!

  5. Alysha - Congrats on the job! I remember reading how disappointed you were about not getting it last summer but it looks like it happened now when you need it the most! And I bet you'll come up with WAY better 30 minutes meals than Rachael.;-)

  6. I don't know Jen, tonight it's Mrs. T's Pierogies... ;-)