Poor Meika. Claire now thinks she can ride her like a horse. I am trying to figure out how to comment below each picture but I am not that talented. Sorry. I will just post all the pictures for you to see. I know I have them on facebook too so you might have seen them already. I have more to post later but the program is not letting me turn them.
Peggy and Ady came to visit this weekend. They came late on Thursday night and stayed until Sunday evening. It was nice. We went to dinner a few times and to the air show on Saturday. It was perfect weather. They left just in time for a big storm.
It was our 5 year anniversary on Friday. Since Peggy and Ady were here, we got to go out to dinner alone. First time in 3 months. It was nice. We went to this nice restaurant and spent too much money. Oh well, you only get to 5 years once.
I am still trying to find a job. No luck yet but hopefully soon. I feel like there is more to write but I am getting tired and can't think right now. So enjoy the pictures.
Claire finally slept thru the night again the day after I wrote my last blog. Thank god. It felt SO good to sleep a full night. She was in such a happy mood the following day. We went to the park with our MOPS group today and she decorated a little pumpkin and played on the play ground. She had a good time. We are going to the pumkin patch on Friday with some of the moms and their kids. Should be fun.
I have another interview tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:30 pm. for a nanny position. I am not sure if I put it in the last blog but it is for a family with 3 kids. 13, 5, and 21 months. It starts at 6 am and goes to 3 or 4 pm. I don't know if I want to wake Claire up at 515 to get there. We'll see. I am going to the dentist tonight and then to a interview at a day care for an assistant teacher for 2 year olds. it is from 8 to 315. that sounds perfect. the only problem is that I would have to stop doing MOPS and Kindermusik but I gotta do what I gotta do.
I have finally started to look for a job here. Since we still don't have our house in Maple Hts rented out, I need to start bringing in money to make the house payments while Sab paychecks go to our apartment. This sucks. I went on an interview today for a day care. NO THANKS. It was literally in a run down trailer. They are in the process of building a new building but it is not in a great neighborhood plus it is about a half hour drive one way. I was SOSOSOSOSO nervous going to the interview. I haven't had to interview in over 9 years. They actually only asked me one question, "Would I feel comfortable driving a bus?" A bus? Not so much. Now it is one of those short busses(laugh laugh) but no. They want me to come back tomorrow or Wednesday to observe the classes but I am going to call and let them know that it is too far for me to drive. I am in the process of lining up another interview, this time for a nanny job. It is Mon-Fri from 6:00 a.m. to 3 or 4 pm. I don't mind getting there that early I am just worried about waking up Claire. I don't want her to get used to it then wake up that early on the weekends. THey have 3 kids 13, 5, and 21 months. The older 2 are in school all day so it would be Claire and their 21 month old. It would be good for Claire to have someone to play with. Maybe I will still be able to go to Kindermusik and my MOPS meetings. I really don't want to give them up. Oh, another thing about the daycare, I can bring Claire and pay only half price for leaving her there but it is still $73 a week. A WEEK. Are you kidding me. It would be better to just stay home then dish out that much. I would be working so she could play there. No Thanks. I would really love to find a job that I could work part time but not so far. I will keep looking.
Claire has been driving me absolutely crazy the past few days. She has had a runny nose since Wed and all she does is whine. She has been waking up at least twice every night and not wanting to go back to bed. Finally this morning at 5 am, I stood by her door and every time she would step out of bed(crying the whole time. Sorry lady upstairs:() I would go in, put her in bed without making eye contact then walk out. Finally after about 15 min of doing that over and over again, she stopped crying. It still took her another 20 minutes to fall asleep but it worked. Hopefully she will not do it again but I doubt it. It might take a few more days of this. It is making us(claire and I) so cranky during the day. I get mad over stupid stuff then I feel bad for getting mad but I can't help it. I NEED SLEEP. Uninterrupted sleep. Don't get me wrong, I love every minute of being here with her, its just been a long few days. Well, time for bed. Till next time.
Oh yeah. Sab is officially from Texas. I, on the other had, am not. Yet. I tried to get my new drivers license 2 days before Claire and I came to Cleveland. We filled out all the paper work, she entered it into the computer then handed me a piece of paper and said I will get my real license in 30-60 days. Whoa, Whoa, that will not work. I was getting on an airplane in 2 days and needed a photo idea. I do not have a passport yet. So the lady cancelled it all. Thank god she was able to do it other wise I wouldn't have been able to go to OHIO. That's all. Night Night
So I went to Cleveland at the end of September. I had a great time. Next time I am going to have to stay longer than a week. One week was just too short. I got to see alot of people but not everyone. Sorry to those I didn't get to see. I will post some picture next time. Sorry.
The time has come for me to get a job. Boo Hoo. I love staying home with Claire. We have activities that we do during the day and classes that we go to. But I also to like to work. I have applied to some nanny jobs and also to a few daycares. Either way I can take Claire with me and she can play while I work. We found a renter for our house AGAIN and they fell through AGAIN so that is why I have to get a job. We are stuck making the house payment ontop of the apartment payment and don't want to keep taking it out of our savings. I am nervous to start a new job. I hate interviewing. I get way too nervous. I know I am good at what I do I just don't know how to tell other people that. Wow, that sounded conceided. One person did finally reply to tell me that they already found someone. Boo Hoo AGAIN.
I am going to another MOPS meeting tomorrow. I can NOT wait. It is my day to spend time with other grown-ups during the day. This is one thing that I do NOT want to give up when I get a job. Oh well, we'll see.
Claire is awesome on the potty. She regressed a little bit the passed 2 days but I half blame myself. She has been doing so good that I was forgetting to remind her to go. She had 3 accidents in one day. So today I reminded her alot and she was great.
Enough for now. I will try to post those pics from Cleveland soon.