lilyka ~ I am working at Target as a cashier (in the food court, so its more than just standing). But still, not sitting for six to eight hours is hard. Plus, I have kept on a few extra pounds from my pgcy with Zeph and so I am a bit heavier than normal. But I am sure I will get used to it. The only shoes that I really like are earth shoes, they are the only kind that are really good for my feet. Plus, if I don't HAVE to wear shoes, I won't (I am just a barefoot person).
So my feet are not liking shoes at all. I love the looks of the second pair you linked too. They look like they would be perfect, I am going to have to check them out.
afishwithabike ~ Thanks for the offer of a foot massage!
I am just glad that I am only going to be working two nights a week. My daughter, OTOH is hoping to get as many hours as she can. They even called her in tonight. So I think she is going to make a real good impression. She is a very responsible person, and I am glad that she is desiring to work.
I got my first full time job when I was 16. I applied and interviewed and everything without any help from my parents (I think they were out of town at the time). Then I worked for 2.5 years at that job, only missing one or two days. I think my children will have the same work ethic. In todays society, it is unusual to have a teenager WANT to work, much less, actually be dependable. They are usually so wrapped up in their "fun" that they only work to get a paycheck, and if it is inconvenient, they will just quit. At least that is the way it is here. So I am real glad that my children are learning the right way.
On a different note, my Mom has moved back to town. I don't know if I have mentioned her on this thread, but things have been real strained between us. Most of the tension has been because she has refused to follow our rules regarding my children. It was simple things like, she would take my daughters to see a movie without asking if we felt it was appropriate (which it wasn't), or she would ask my daughter to ask me if my daughter could spend the night or go some where, then if I said no, I became the "bad guy". When all she had to do was to ask ME or my DH. But these things have added up over the last three years, and became a wall between us.
She says she has moved back to reunite the family. And she even went to visit my MIL & FIL before moving back here (without us knowing). She has been doing a lot of soul searching, and I think things are changing. My Mom had to deal with a lifelong companion (my Dad) that suddenly walked away from her and insisted that it was her walking away, then suddenly before she could work things out, he died. That was two weeks before my Gabbie had her accident. So she never really had time to grieve, and once Gabbie's accident occurred, I was no longer able to be the close daughter I used to be to help her out. My priorities and responsibilities suddenly changed. It all went downhill from there.
But since she has been back (like a week and a half) she has actually called my DH and asked him if she could take all my older children to the movies (she did not even mention it to my daughters)! And she called my DH and asked HIM to meet her for dinner the other night while I was at work. They had a very long talk, and she felt like since he is the head of the house she should talk to him about things. It was a really good step.
Of course, now I have my DH and her conspiring against me!
They are so worried that I am not getting enough sleep (which I am not, but it can't be helped). My Mom thinks that may be why I lost Zeph. So I don't know what all God has in store at this point, but I think it is really good. With my Mom and my In-Laws all talking (apparently they have been really talking for a while) and my Mom and my DH talking, I think doors are being opened. I am, too talking to her, but I am usually surrounded by children, so our conversations tend to be pretty superficial; how serious can you get with seven children buzzing around? But I am going to have to sit down and make some time to really talk to her. I do want to rebuild our relationship.
Well, this has been much longer than I expected. Sorry about that. I would really like prayer about my Mom and us, though. I know that as a family, we must stand together. So I am praying that God will open all the right doors to restore our relationship, and to strengthen our family bond.