I was not ready to write anything i guess. so many things happened close together. In december i went to the doctor telling him i was freezing all the time and so exhausted i could barely get out of bed. He did some blood tests and my B12 was really low, but my iron was horrible and got worse before it got better. As of now I am on iron pills daily (which i am hit and miss on taking, but notice a difference when i take them regularly), and weekly B12 shots.
also during december i got a phone call out of the blue from a quilt shop i frequent, it is near my house. I have a book, a brag book i suppose you could call it, of all the quilts i have made. I guess i showed it to her at some point and she wrote down my phone number. She called me to see if i was interested in working in her shop one or two days a week and maybe even teaching! i was so surprised! I have never taught quilting, but i have worked in a quilt shop before. I said sure. i was kind of looking for work and she wanted me during the hours my son is in school. perfect! I would start in the new year.
a week later i was in a second hand children’s clothing store talking to the owner and an accountant i used to do bookkeeping for years ago walked in the door looking for directions. She asked what i was up to and i mentioned my accounting upgrading. she suggested i email her a resume as she was looking for someone to start in the new year. She called me a few weeks later, talked about dates and times and we agreed.
Between the two jobs, i work mon, wed, and fri, but only during the hours my kids are in school! i am there to drop them off, there to pick them up and home every evening and weekend and have full flexibility to take days off if i need to!! OMG! My son knows i have been at work when he sees my lunch bag in the front seat, and he always asks “did you eat all your lunch, Mommy?” apparently this is what i do at work, lol, i eat lunch…
It has been be a HUGE adjustment for me, but i LOVE it! both of them! i work for some amazing ladies and love the jobs that i do.
Also since the new year, i have lost weight. some of this is due to weight i put on when my iron and B12 were so low, but i have made a huge adjustment to my eating (nothing processed, no white flour/rice/potatoes, no sugar, lots of fruits and veggies), now some days are more successful than others, but i am trying all day every day to keep it up and get back to it when i tip off..lol… my clothes all fit, or are loose, and i am happy.
My kids are awesome!
My son is doing so much better at school now! his teacher really doesn’t give him the credit he deserves, has had the other children monitoring his behavior, and thinks he has an issue that needs a diagnosis (she isn’t winning that war and the school special ed. supervisor is on my side!) He actually followed instructions and wrote down something from the chalkboard the other day. He hasn’t hit anyone since March, and is actually sitting down and paying attention. I am so proud of him!
My daughter is, as always, the light of my life! She had a ballet exam last month, her tap and acro recital is at the end of the month, she has a piano recital in June. She is doing amazing in school, is a fantastic friend and a wonderful help at home. We have had issues with the other girls at school and i am trying to give her the tools to deal with it on her own.
I have starting sewing again, working in the quilt shop really helped with that! i am inspired on a weekly basis!! i will post pictures of what i am working on now, but ssshhhhh, it’s a secret 😉