Sunday, January 9, 2011

Even though it's only about 3:30, can I just go to bed and start this day over again? Please?

My week has not been boring. Not one little bit. I had all the stress of filling out zillions of job apps, and then the next day, being miraculously hired.
On Wednesday, my mom's car got crashed into. My mom was just sittting at a stop sign waiting to turn, when the car turning onto her road ran smack into her. The lady driving, made a super short turn onto the road, and claimed she didn't see my mom's car. My mom was driving an SUV, the lady a tiny how that happened is beyond me, but she did a lot of damage to my moms car.
Friday, for the first time, I about fainted, and did it with an audience of the whole Dr's waiting room, and pretty much freaked out all the staff there. I had a TB test that I needed for my new job, and for some reason, it made me pass out. I've had lots of shots and bloodtests in my life, and even a TB test before, and this never happened. So I was a little freaked out by at, and doing it was such a large audience, I didn't really want to face those people ever again. :P

And then... there was today. This day was just weird from the beginning, when I slept in. I never sleep in. But this morning, not only did I not sleep in, my alarm clock didn't go off either. So I was late in getting up for church. It wasn't that big of a deal, because I was still ready in time, just minus breakfast. And normally I wouldn't care about breakfast, because half the time I skip breakfast anyways. But going along with my morning, this was the morning I was really hungry.
Also this morning, the weather wasn't very good. It was snowing, and there was only one pair of tire tracks going down my road. On perfect roads, my church is an hour away. So I was kind of thinking we shouldn't go. But my dad still really wanted to go, so I decided I'd go.
 Hmmm.... maybe if I hadn't none of this other stuff would've happened! :P

So we're about 15 minutes into our trip, and the roads were really bad. I was driving like 25 m.p.h. through town and stopping very early/slowly for stop signs and red-lights and stuff, and even so, I was still sliding a bit, and my brake peddle was kicking back at me, and my steering wheel was trying to do it's own stuff. I wanted to turn back, but my dad insisted that we'd drive out of it. And we did. But it took us 1 1/2 hrs to get to church, and we were 30 min. late for Sunday School. But we made it and the ride home was perfectly fine. But, that wasn't exactly a fun driver for me.

So we're on our way home from church and we needed some things from Wal-mart... To start off, my dad started my car for me this morning before I went out. So I left my keys in the house, and he was using a set of spare keys. Anyways, we get to Wal-mart and I don't have my little remote thing for locking the door. So my dad just locks it from the inside, and off we go.

Well, when we came out, and I unlocked my car with my key in the keyhole, it set off the car alarm. Okay weird, but whatever. Then I try to start the car, and it won't let me.


I guess when the security alarm is going off, you can't start the car.

So we call my mom to say we're kind of stranded in my own car... please come rescue us and bring my car remote!! Except my mom wasn't answering and wasn't answering. She was upstairs, and we don't have a phone upstairs, so she was totally oblivious to the fact that we were calling. About 20 mintues later, we finally get a hold of her. So she's gonna come get us... but oh wait... the boy's booster seats are in MY car.


Scratch that idea. She could still bring them, but if she got stopped for some reason, I think we'd get in trouble for not having them in booster seats.

So she calls our babysitter. Not home. We call some people we know around here. No one was home. So there's nothing there's nothing my mom could do.

Meanwhile, we're sitting in my car, trying stuff and everything was setting off the car alarm. Don't play around with the locks, touch the door knobs, open the doors, or try to start my car... because they all set off the alarm. Everyone in the parking lot was giving us strange looks. A couple people even stopped to watch.

"Yes, peoples! I am just trying to steal my own car here!" Okay, I didn't say that, but that's what I was beginning to feel like I was doing.

So we give up and call AAA. They gave us a few things to try, but nothing worked. So we had to wait for a tow truck, because we were going to get my car towed to my house.  So we sat in Wal-mart for about an hour waiting. The whole time I was starving, just dreaming of the left-over chicken pot-pie waiting for me at home for lunch. It was getting way past lunchtime.

Finally the tow truck gets there, and we go outside to meet him, and he has a car on his tow truck already, with people inside. It was one of those "You have got to be kidding me" moments.

BUT thankfully the guy got my car started. I guess there's a 5-second rule, where you have 5 seconds from the time you unlock your door to the time you start the car.

*Whew*. Because if he hadn't gotten it started, we would've had to wait another hour for him to get back to us, and the tow truck only seats one other person. So my dad would've went with him, and left me at Wal-mart, and I would've had to wait for him to come back and get me. It would've turned into an all-day Wal-mart ordeal ( I like Wal-mart, but not that much!). :P

So this day wasn't as bad as it could've been.... but who on earth knew this could happen? And who created the security system on a car? Good grief. :P

*NOTE TO SELF:* NEVER lock the car door from the inside and unlock it from the outside. Because your car will hate you for it. It will be convinced that you are a car thief. And while you're at it, never leave home again without the remote for your car.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's that wonderful time of year. January. January happens to be my very least favorite month of the year, with February failing right behind it in 2nd. If I can just survive Jan. and Feb. all is good. Because once March gets here, even though we still get plenty of snow, we usually get some warmer days as well, and SUNSHINE!!

If you don't live up north, you might now understand what it's like to crave sunshine. But around here, we go through a few months where it's just day after day after day of gloominess... often mixed in with snow day after day, as well. And I finally just get to the point where I crave sunshine. Like literally crave it, like you would crave chocolate, or whatever food it is you tend to just die to have sometimes.

I have been home exactly 3 weeks. And in those 21 days, I've had about 3 hours total of actual sunshine. I've had some of that stuff that filtered through the thick clouds and shines for a minute or two, but where the sky was actually blue and you could see the sun... 3 hrs. *sigh*

Anyways... for something less depressing.. :)  So the boys went back to school after Christmas break on Monday, and I immediately started getting together my cover letter, resume, and reference letters. Tuesday I went out to a bunch of daycare centers within a 20 mile radius to pick up applications, and Wednesday I dropped them all back off.

It didn't take me long to discover that I very much dislike filling out applications... and doing so when you were homeschooled, haven't gone to college and never had a real job doesn't help. But my mom is great about that kind of stuff, so she helped me out by advising how to fill it out.

I've been really trying to get a job so that I can work a few months and save up a bunch of money to go on a couple of different mission trips this summer. But the type of jobs I've been looking into are hard to find. I've looked into several nanny positions, but around here, people don't have that kind of money. Pretty much all the jobs are about an hour away, where the more upper-class people live. And the that I did find around here only payed $5.60 an hour... that's $2 below minumum wage. But I was going to take it, unless something dropped into my lap soon. Like super soon. Like... this weel. And it did! :)

There's a daycare center about 25 minutes from me, walking distance from where my dad works. My sister worked there until about 10 years ago when she got married. But it's one of the best daycare centers around. It's a great place to work, and a great place to take your kids (not that I'm really for putting kids in daycare... but if you have to, this is one of the better places). However, they don't generally take just anyone. Even if you read their website, they boast about the fact that they only hire the best people... people who have gone to college to better their knowledge on children, and people who have many years experience working at daycare, etc. So I dropped off an application there, knowing 1. They aren't even hiring right now, and 2. Even if they were, they're probably never going to pick me. Why would they? I haven't gone to college or anything. But I dropped it off, and prayed. But even so, not expecting anything.

Then comes the next question. Why? We totally underestimate God sometimes. Okay, a LOT of the time. We pray, but we don't expect anything. Where's the faith in that? We just look at the situation, and think "there's no way that's happening", just because of what it looks like to us, to the human eye. But God is the One in ultimate control... so why don't we live like it?? *I'm asking myself this more than anything...*

Anyways... I was shocked this afternoon to recieve a call from this daycare center. They don't have any posistions open right now, but would I please be a substitute? This is less than 24 hours after I even dropped off the application. That's quick for a call back, especially when they're not really looking to hire. She told me that usually leads into working full-time as well. :) Sure, it's not full-time right now, so it's hardly a get-rich-quick job, so I'm not even sure if it'll truely help me out in doing 2 trips this summer... but God did this much, I am really just trusting in Him for the rest. If he wants me on 2 trips, He WILL provide. :)

I am just so thrilled to get any sort of job at this place that I wanted to work at, but didn't think was possible.

God is so good. :)