Sunday, October 25, 2009

Staying Afloat

I haven't blogged in a quite a while. Been so busy since I've gotten the two new kids. Their mom's schedule is extremely crazy. At first, I told her we will see how the weekends go. I can see saturday if that is her work schedule. However, sunday is another thing. After trying it on sundays for a few weeks, I have concluded, sundays will not work. With all my openings filled, and all the varied work schedules of the parents, I am working, literally, 7 days per week! It's crazy! I let her know, effective January 1st, I will be closed on sundays.

Friday, one of my the kids' father was laid off of his job. Unfortunately, friday was her last day. On the positive side, just thursday, I received a phone call from a parent who had been tracking me on my website. She saw my name, which just so happens to be the same last name as theirs. So, they gave me a call and we spoke for a long time. My last name is from my marriage. Turns out our family roots are from the same city and state. They live just a few blocks away from me now.

On saturday, the whole family came over to discuss both the family and daycare!...lol; both grandparents, the mother (dad was sleeping, he works at night as a sheriff), auntie and the two boys. It was such a nice visit :). They have two boys, 2 and 7 years old. They will only need care for a few days per week. There may be a problem with the 7 year old because I have another after school pick up at the same time. We will have to talk more about that.

It felt good that there was another potential family available after loosing another....they haven't decided as of yet. So, we will see.

I've been so busy lately that I haven't been working much on my crotcheting. A little disappointing, but I am taking care of myself and staying focused. I feel balanced spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physcially. I am one who has a tendency towards depression and anxiety. Balance is very important to my life. I spend a great deal of time, throughout the day, checking on each of these areas of my life.

I find that tiredness/exhaustion leads very quickly to depression which leads to anxiety. Pacing myself throughout the day is extremely important. Making daily to-do lists makes a huge difference. I see and track my progress; what has been completed and what still needs to be done. Leaves me with a great sense of accomplishment. I feel less overwhelmed. Hot baths help with physical aspects and relaxation. Supplements also help with nutrition and repleshment.

4 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Presious,
I loved your post, and i see we have similar aspects on life.
In fact, tiredness leads easily to depression.
Glad that you feel ballanced.Good for you.
I'm trying for it!.
hugs hugs

Polly said...

Wow Pres, things are going so so well for you at the moment, can't believe it was just a little while ago that you were worried you wouldn't have enough kids and now it seems you are beating them away with a stick!!
Good on you, you deserve this happiness.

presious said...

Betty,

It is a day-to-day thing. Some days work really well while others can be a great struggle. I have learned to forgive myself and cut myself a break when it gets tough :).

Polly,

Unfortunately, things are not working with the new kids. The mom's work schedule is too much. She works 13 hour days, including the weekend. Yesterday, we discussed termination :(. It's sad because I really like her kids. In fact, today is probably her last day.

I will follow up with the Honore family in hopes that they will enroll.

Thanks for the support and encouragement. I'm focused and happy :). Something will work out.

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I am glad to hear it is going so well for you. Getting that balance right is so important. And knowing how much extra you can load upon yourself is the tough thing. So easy to have TOO much on board and then have to work that out.

My sleep pattern is slowly, slowly getting better and that makes a huge difference to my frame of mind.