Just thought I'd check in and update.
I'm so glad this month is almost over . . . even though that means less time before we have the baby and a new slew of bills for June. I just feel like, "we made it one more month!" whoo hoo
So I went to the WIC appointment and managed to get the soy/tofu rec without a doc's referral, yay! I also ended up with a lead to work with them as a breastfeeding peer counselor; I filled out the application, and I have an interview next Tuesday, yay! So the WIC thing was a blessing all around; I'm so glad I pursued it! If I get hired, I think I can do the training before the baby comes, take a little time and come back and start working afterward--the best part is I'd get to bring the infant for my office hrs (5hrs a wk), and WAHM for the other 10hrs. I'd have to figure out child care for dd, tho, for the hrs. I'm working in office . . .
I called to reschedule my medicaid appointment and nobody called me back
so I "missed" my appointment in their eyes---so stupid. I guess I should call back again. Drives me crazy how it seems like WE have to crack the whip to make dhs do their job, at least that's been my experience.
I have an apt. w/ food stamps to recertify . . . I am so sick of jumping thru all these hoops! It really takes a lot of time and energy and I'm wondering how this gap will be filled when I start working for $ again.
I'm starting my "real" job again the first week of June. I don't really want to do it. It is 3 hrs a wk and I get paid a pretty good hourly wage, but it's really mentally stressful---I teach an introductory art class to adults, and it just takes a lot of prep time at home and I have this pressure to be this brilliant art leader and produce all this inspired work . . . I just don't have the energy for that right now. Plus, I have to invest my own $ in the materials ahead of time and then they reimburse me, but the reimbursal doesn't quite seem to cover my costs . . . I'm doing it more for my professional reputation and to keep my options open for the future rather than the $.
The home hunt is going . . . slowly. All the places in our price range are in the ghetto or really tiny or really really old and filled with lead paint and a ton of needed repairs. I just hope we get into our home before our baby arrives . . .