My birthday is Aug 17, 1989, if you want to add me to the list
Sorry for the lack of action on here from my end over the last week or so! School is pretty crazy, I obviously am a masochist for signing up for English, Anthropology, Philosophy and Math all in one semester. The first three classes each have 50+ pages of reading a week and about 1-3 papers each a week, and we have about 60 math problems twice a week, plus a quiz every other week and test every third week. I feel like I sleep, eat, study and then have maybe two hours a day where I'm not multi-tasking. I'm absolutely SUCKING at laundry and keeping my room clean, it's a nightmare down here(I have a studio apartment type set up in our basement, it's NICE!). Usually I don't care, but our fridge broke so we had to move all of our perishables into my fridge, so every time someone needs something, they have to hike through my hell hole of a room. I don't have school tomorrow, which is technically today since it's after midnight here, so hopefully I can get all this under control.
I have some great news! When I moved last June, I started working part time for my mom. It was very sporadic and part time, but I made enough money to pay for what I needed to. Well, she quit in December and since the job was pretty much made up for me, I left too. Since then, it's been a nightmare. I've applied EVERYWHERE, and haven't even gotten a call or email from anybody. Add in the stress of school, having to mooch off my parents (not uncommon for a 20 year old full time college student, but still) makes me feel totally worthless. Plus, it gets obnoxious to have my mom bugging me every day about being more aggressive in my pursuits. Ask Lisha(gfreelishy), I am usually the least stressed person ever, but this job thing is going to put me over the edge!
Anyhow, onto the good part.
My mom calls me Wednesday at school(I have a 1.5 hour break between classes) and leaves me a message telling me to call her. I call her, and she tells me that she might have a job, and it came about in the most divinely inspired, fate-tastic way ever! There is a very profitable local business, and the owners are a married couple in their 30's who live in our neighborhood. My mom has talked to both the husband and wife while in the business place. Well, yesterday the wife calls my mom. She tells my mom that her husband told her that my mom had a teenage daughter. This woman recently lost her nanny (they have a 6 year old boy), and have been having another local teenage girl babysit. They're not impressed with her.
The husband has talked to my mom more, and thinks she's great, and knows that my younger sister is pretty mature. They wanted to know if my sister was interested. Well, my mom told them that I still live at home, I'm going to school to be a teacher, etc. They're thrilled, because ideally they wanted to hire on a nanny, not a babysitter, especially one who can drive their son places and who is older/more mature. I called the wife last night, and she's so friendly and sounded really excited about the prospect of me nannying for them. They need someone Tuesdays/Thursdays after school up until 9 or so, and she told me she really hoped that today(Thursday) was the last day this girl watched their son, which I hope means that this is going to work out! I meet with them Saturday afternoon.
I just can't believe how it all worked out! The pay is great, I'd have to work probably an additional 10 hours a week at minimum wage to make the same amount. I'd be able to go to 25-30 hours a week in the summer. The two days she needs a nanny right now just so happen to be the two nights I don't have school. Not to mention, they specifically hunted us down. Things like that don't happen everyday! Ok, this is long enough my fellow NMY! Hopefully I will soon be a nanny...it'll definitely be good practice for the future!