Originally Posted by LizzyQ
DH's unemployment isn't going through, and so I called about getting cash assistance until it does... the system is so messed up! They want us to do 60 HOURS of work a week, for very little money.. how is that even possible? I am a FT student and a FT nursing mama (and my baby won't take a bottle!), how am I suppose to go to all their classes? DH would rather just have a job, ya know? He knows how to go about looking for one, he knows how to work, he has a college degree- so we know he is educated.. We just can't put gas in our car or pay rent because he doesn't have a job! It sucks to have to ask our parents for money all the time!
I'm guessing 20-30 hours of that is transit time? Here its 35 hours but then you spend forever on the bus. The nearest WTW site is a 30 min bus ride (same to drive, bus goes straight there but only comes every 2 hours) then about a 3/4 mi walk. I had to use the next nearest WTW which was an hour just into the city then you still had to catch the city bus and I have no idea how long that would take. I was lucky enough to having a working car and they reimbursed my mileage but still that was 2 hours of driving a day, if I counted FS+cash as my paycheck I wouldn't have even made min wage.
As for us, were doing pretty well, the in home nurse has been coming for a couple of weeks now and its made life soooo much easier. She's like a personal entertainment center for dd although she doesn't always listen and I think she's trying to treat dd like a diabetic, yesterday she gave her a protein heavy breakfast with no carbs outside of some juice then wondered why her BS kept tanking. She called me up saying she gave her some frosting (dd won't take the glucose gel stuff) and her BS only went up 10 points and she wanted to call 911 which was on the Dr's orders. I could hear dd in the back ground and had only been gone about 30 minutes. I told her no, she just needs to eat (has to eat pretty much constantly when fighting a cold) not thinking to tell her exactly what to feed her. I say it all day long so I stupidly assume she knows what to feed her and I'll be there in a of couple of minutes. I get there 5 minutes later to find her trying to feed dd pretty much pure protein, scrambled eggs!
Hello! She had them for breakfast which is what put her in this situation to begin with! She needs carbs! So I give her some pudding and run to taco bell real quick and got her some rice (was faster then cooking it and she likes it better, need to find a copy cat recipe) and chicken. So, juice, 7 up, rice, a few bites of chicken and a pudding cup later her BS is stable again. I'm going to have to put a list on the fridge on what to feed her and not feed her when her BS is getting low and in what combo to feed her. The nurse has not been able to tell carbs from protein on more then one occasion
Anyway, we'll probably be MIA this week, were leaving today for the children's hospital 3 hours away until Friday for a bunch of routine Dr appts (6 appts between 2 kids) I'll bring the laptop but WiFi is pretty spotty at the Ronald McDonald House. Sucks though, we'll miss all the cities xmas stuff by 1 day
Hoping we'll at least get to do the horse and cart ride around the village market place since the kids will really enjoy that. We try to find free fun stuff to do between appts or else we go crazy stuck in the room. Anyway I need to hit the shower, wanted to leave at noon which is in an hour and I haven't showered much less packed or packed up the food! At least I only have to take the basics and enough food for 24 hours, I get FS tomorrow and this is one city where I can easily buy food safe for the kids!
We'll actually come back with a car packed with food and goodies to last a while
oh, did I mention were all getting a head cold?