Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Praise! (and a little toddler rant)

Firstly... I am so excited... I got a job!!!! I am just... wow.. so happy about this, and about the way God provided this, I have to share. God is amazing!

OK.. this is how it happened...

Finances around here.. welllllllll, they've been tight. Squeaky tight. We've been on a strict budget for what seems like forever, but lately with only Brian working and having Jonathan in Christian school and with life expenses (barest of them)... it was becoming increasingly clearer for us that I needed to do something. However, there were a few things I was committed to. I am committed to being a mom, first. We are committed to keeping Jonathan in Christian school. And I am committed to staying with MOPS (I am on the committee. Soooo with all that in mind.. I set out on a quest to find the job that would fulfill those (very strict) requirements. It would, of course, also have to be worth it at all.. meaning, it would need to pay me well, so that I could help make a difference at all in our lives.

My friend Tracy and I are in the same boat, financially, except they are looking to put their house on the market so that they can move to a bigger house to accomodate their family.. and she has been a SAHM since the birth of her last child, Zach, who is the same age as Katie.

Tracy and I are now working girls for a friend of ours from church, Frank, who owns a very well established landscaping and drainage business... He is paying us great, letting us work from home or his office, and basically we are making telephone calls, helping Frank drum up business for the plumbing/drainage end of his business. The fun part is that we are doing this toGETHER.. (we are both opting to do it from his office.. we are going to go a couple of hours in the evening, hello?? get out of the house AND make money??) and on Saturday mornings. We have potential of making 30/hour (very easily I might add)... it's going to be fabulous.. and when our babies go to school, I see us both still working for him in a greater capacity!! Thank you, Lord! He is good all the time!!!

My little toddler rant (and I'll keep this short)... Katie said "I hate you!" to me this morning.... what???????????????????????????? No one says that to each other in this house. She says "Shut up!!!" when she's mad too. We don't talk to each other like that here... so unless Jonathan is saying these things to her when they're alone... I have no idea where she's getting this stuff from. But omgosh!!!
:( Very sad! What in the world??????? This mother/daughter thing is scaring me a bit.


Carrie said...

That's great! I'm so glad you found something so suitable! Hooray!

alisonwonderland said...

congrats on the job! don't worry too much about Katie - it's her job to separate herself from you; it will all work out!

Karianne said...

katie, katie, katie. Little does she know how important mommies are to daughters. She'll catch on!

Congrats on the job. And to get to work with your friend is such a bonus.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy for you---the job sounds perfect!!

Your blog looks great too---I haven't checked in for quite some time, so perhaps it's not so new. :)