Ugh.... a crown broke off my tooth a couple of hours ago. I called the dentist where I had it done and they said that they guarantee work for 5 years and it is only 4 years old, so there shouldn't be any out of pocket expenses, but she said if there was they wouldn't be all that much. Anything is too much right now. I am crossing my fingers that it really is covered fully by their guarantee.
I also still do not have any food stamps. I called again today and was told that it looked like the money went in, but when the woman at the call center went into my transaction history, she couldn't see the deposit. She did say that she would put an emergency call to my worker, but it is the end of the day and still nothing. So thankful that we have a small stockpile, but it is really things that I don't *want* to eat. I am grateful that we are not hungry, but a loaf of bread would be SOOOOOO helpful right now...
So, now I am feeling so torn. I have the possibility to start a nanny job very soon (possibly next week?) that would pay rather well and I could also bring DS with me if I needed to. I am really wanting to get out of childcare, but especially doing childcare in a center setting, and this would so not be a center in the least. I also had a phone interview with a woman from a natural parenting/natural toys/etc catalog company (not sure if I can write the name of the company here, but it is a big name around MDC). The interview went really well, but the position is for full time and is only seasonal until Christmas. I really don't want to be looking for a job in January, but if I know unemployment is coming up, I can plan for it and there shouldn't be a gap in income as I can apply early for assistance once my job is finished. I REALLY want to work for this company, but it is full time and I really get stressed out when I work that many hours. There is also about 10 hours of travel time per week with a half hour each way, five days a week. The pay would be decent, they are incredible to their employees, and it is a company that I truly believe in and love. I just am so scared that I will be burned out. Also, DS's new preschool only has an opening for him three days a week. I would need to find sitters two days a week for him every single week.
If I take the nanny job, I could bring him with me if I needed to, and it is only about 20 hours per week.
I don't know what to do! Neither job is really what I am looking for, but I really need to work. I did ask the natural parenting company if there was any chance they would consider hiring me at 20 hours per week. If they would, I would take their position in a heartbeat. Even if I had to find some care for DS other than his preschool days, it would be worth it for me to work for them at this point.