Helloooooo, ladies! Just thought I'd drop by and update you on what's going on in my life, and let you know that you'll be seeing SO much more of me now, so quit your crying!
We had a bit of a rough time with Little Guy. He'd been very sick and finally an ENT decided to yank his tonsils and adnoids. I used all my vacation and sick time to take care of him the week he was recovering. Then, he developed a 103+ fever and horrible cough. After taking him to get a chest xray (they thought it was pneumonia,) I called my new boss (micromanager that was not very nice to me typically) and updated her on what was going on because she always got upset when I didn't keep her informed. This was her compassionate response:
"So you really don't have any other form of day care besides what's at his school?" I said no. She said "Well, where's his REAL mom?" Growl. I informed her that she's not really in the picture and doesn't live nearby. "Well, don't you have any brothers or sisters that could watch him for you?" Double growl. I told her that my brother moved to Chicago and my parents were here, but my mom was having back surgery the following day (St Patty's Day, another long story.) So, she replied "Well, you're going to have to get some friends or find SOMEONE who can watch him." My little boy had pneumonia post-surgery and she was unwilling to let me take any time off work, even though it was covered, to take care of him.
So... I drove to the store, dropped my keys off, and called her on my way home to let her know that I QUIT!!!!! Oh, sweet freedom! The chains are gone, I've been set free!
Here's the kicker. A week later, she got fired because of a complaint I'd made months ago to Loss Prevention about some shady things she ordered us to do around inventory time. I'm still trying very hard not to take too much pleasure in that.....
SO, I'm doing Mary Kay full-time and a stay-at-home-mamalisa and house-girlfriend! My house is CLEAN, my laundry is DONE, my family is well-FED, and I am SO BLESSED!!!! I had been worried about how MK would support us since ex-boss wouldn't let me work MK (no free weekends or evenings) but God has been dropping unexpected checks into my mailbox and is taking care of me just fine! Why do I worry????
Otherwise, Mom is recovering at home and is driving herself crazy after week 1 of 12 off work. Everyone is doing fine and I am at peace with everything!
Just in case she's lurking, I have a very good friend I referred to 3fc because she just started Ph1 this week and was struggling with day 1. I told her about all our recipes, FAQ's, and support on here and I think she was going to check it out, so if we get a newbie from Springfield named Jennifer, that's my girl!!!!
So what's new with you all? Did you miss me? I always have been able to make a long story longer and tell a story right. Hope all is well, and expect to see much more of me in the daily! I'm heeeeeere!