about your technology issues. And continuing to keep my
that your nanny situation does not devolve into the mess that mine has. I mean, it can't happen to TWO dingo(e)s, right?
at the grammar police. I'm the spelling police. And to a much lesser extent, the grammar police, I can just never remember who/whom! Sending you some
I'm in the "Happy Holidays" camp. I grew up pretty religious, but am not so much now, and especially now that my circle of friends includes those of non-Christian religions (
), I prefer to keep it pretty neutral.
Some good news, and some hopeful news...XH's cousin IS out of work at the moment (I mean, not good news in the sense that it sucks she's unemployed, but ykwim), so she's able to help us out until we find someone permanent. AND I got an application today from a woman who sounds like freaking Mary Poppins. I mean, I hesitate to get too excited about it, but she's got a strong education philosophy, is early 40's (i.e. hopefully more stable), meshes with my discipline/activity philosophies, does not have kids of her own, etc. Will hopefully interview her Monday or Wednesday. I also had another application that sounds pretty good that I hope to interview. MIL had some wise advice. She recommended that I really just take some time to make sure I find the absolute right person this time around. I have at least the next week of childcare taken care of, and either X's cousin or MIL can do the week after as well, if necessary. So, I will take my time, interview several candidates, check references profusely, etc.
Meanwhile, I feel slightly guilty. In my panicked state last night, I sent a message to the girl who was my second choice the last time around. When she didn't reply pretty quickly, I (obviously) moved forward with the search. Then I got a message that she's still looking for a job and is interested. And while she was fine, she's another single mom, which I just kind of feel burned on, kwim? And I feel horrible about that, because duh, I AM a single mom. Gah.
I replied and explained that I had temporary childcare and was going to take my time to find exactly the right person and that I have interviews set up, but that I am still interested in her. I just don't want to piss her off or feel like I'm playing games, ya know? Blech.
And meanwhile, Sonja is doing awesome!!! Currently over 10 miles into the marathon, and in 18th place in AG and moving up. She did the bike in 5:30(!!!) and her pace for the last split was 7:40. Unbelievable!