Thursday, September 20, 2007


Today, I brought Diego to the library to see my co-workers. They are all such nice women. All mothers and one is a grandma. They love babies and were so enthusiastic about Diego. It was really sweet. And to watch them handle him made me feel like such a novice. Which I am. He'd fuss in their arms and they would make a slight adjustment and he'd stop. Of course, I know how to do that now too but I thought they would need me to tell them how to defuss my baby but they didn't.

But that made me really sad about having to leave that job. I really enjoy my work and I don't want to have to give it up. I wish I could stay there and work less hours but it doesn't work that way. I was offered half-time (20 hours a week) but not at my branch. At some other branch that they have yet to disclose to me. It is actually pretty amazing to get offered half-time like that. So easily. Usually, you wait for months or years even to get a class change like that.

I don't know how I will manage 20 hours without daycare. It would have to span four days (at the very least - 3). Jay has arranged things so I can work on Saturday and Sunday. I would so like to stay benefitted which would mean I have to find a way to do the 20 hours. The benefits are so so good and you get paid vacations and holidays and tons of other stuff.

But I may have to kiss it goodbye and end up just doing 11 hours over the weekend. I would have to be an hourly substitute without benefits and work at all the different branches instead of just one. I hope the branches they send me to are as good as Serra Mesa. I really doubt it though. Really. Some branches are in really scary parts of town and have nutso patrons. And some branches have nutso staff too. But for 11 hours, I could put up with a lot of crap. I have before, that is for sure!

When I got back, Jay was doing 5 loads of laundry and had already showered and walked the dogs and vacuumed the entire apartment. Then he cooked us a delicious breakfast. A scramble with eggs, cheddar, potatoes and onions. Yum!

Momma is coming tomorrow with her cousin (my second cousin) Sue. We always just called her Aunt Sue, cuz she and mom are like sisters and best friends. She is much closer to us than a second cousin sounds. Anyway, I am really happy that they are coming. It is gonna be so nice to be with them. And Sue and Mom together are a lot of fun, they get goofy and laugh a lot. It'll be nice for Mom to have Sue to keep her company on this journey. This is a big deal for Mom. I don't think she's flown since she was a teenager.

I hope Jason and I can bring Diego back soon so we can visit Grandma Diane and all the Grandpappies! Diego's lucky - he's got two wonderful Gramma's and three Grandaddies.

If we can get relocated back to Ohio or Kentucky, Diego is gonna have a lot of people to love him. He's gonna have three cousins to play with. And maybe even more by the time we get back there cuz my sister is thinking about having another next year. We already got two boys (Diego and Brian) and two girls (Abigail and Emily (coming soon!!!)). Even. And Abigail will be the big, bad boss of the pack just like I used to be when we were all kids. I ran everything cuz I was the oldest (and the bossiest).

Tomorrow, we have our pediatric appointment. It will be the two month checkup. It will be cutting it close with the appointment and the airport pickup back to back. I hope they don't keep us waiting at the doc's like they tend to do otherwise we will surely be late to pick up my momma and Sue. I can't wait to see how much Diego weighs. I am guessing about 12lbs now. He is a big boy. I also want to get some advice about his cradle cap. He has a mild case and I want to get rid of it.

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