- Going to school
- job search
- Woodsman’s interview next week
- potential to live in separate states
- Babysitter / Nanny search
- Mother-in-law’s health
- Other in-law drama
- living on a reduced income
- son’s ADHD
- Once per year expenses due in December (Property taxes, timeshare, homeowners association, and MORE!)
ChristmasChristmas was a great day. Cosmo got a new (bigger) bike and a skateboard, Swing got a couple new trucks to play with and some baseball gear. Prime rib was heavenly, and the little that remains makes for a great salad protein!
Mostly, I’m in awe that God loved us enough to don a human body, experience a human life, and die a humiliating death. Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Babysitter searchSo We’re looking for a sitter. I posted an ad on Care.com and have quite a few hits. So now I’m compiling questions to ask, and I”ll make arrangements to meet some of these ladies on the Woodsman’s days off, and we’ll be good to go.
The more daunting task is to figure out the whole tax thing. Seems to be unnecessarily complicated to follow the law. We aren’t multi-millionaires who can pay an accountant. We just need someone to come into our house to care for the boys because of our wonky schedules. *sigh*
Wish us luck! We are hoping to find someone who we can really HELP with this job. Someone for whom it would be a perfect fit. We aren’t even looking for the MOST experienced person… just someone who will make the boys feel safe and secure, and who will help us help them become good citizens. Maybe we could be a stepping stone for someone who would like childcare as a career.
IF the Woodsman ends up in Alaska, we’d like to find a live-in provider. Would be perfect for a college student. No housing/food/utility expenses, part time work, decent enough pay.
Anyway, I’ve blathered on enough about mundane details.