Every Wednesday during the school year I watch a 2 year old girl in the morning. Our oldest daughter has a high school friend that did everything right. She went to school got her degree, met a nice husband who also had his degree. They got married established nice teaching careers, after 4 years they bought a cute house later had their first baby, then the recession hit. They both found out they would lose their jobs a week before Claire was born. Anyway, they lost the house and moved home and started over. They had a year of unemployment and then both found jobs here. So I watch Claire Wednesday mornings and grandpa picks her up at noon. I have had her since she was born. It saves this couple over $100.00 month to have her watched by us one day a week. She is very good and sweet, the only downfall is that I have to get up one hour earlier and it KILLS me. Sleep is so precious to me. I feel like I am drugged and rummy when I wake up early. This lasts most of the day. I have never been a morning person. I try but I always fail.
Need to shake it off. I was not able to get as much choreography done last night. My classes are just younger and I think I may be expecting too much out of them. I have three more weeks/lessons before we go into production and I am scared. But I can't get past certain points because they have to keep relearning old choreography. I just need more time with them. I may have to schedule extra lessons.
Daughter #2 has a work interview today so I hope she gets this job. Her school loans are coming due. Daughter #3 called and said her I-pod which she lives by was stolen at a party. (I have told her not to go to strange parties on campus). She is devastated. I said I would not by a new one. I am buying her a ski coat for her Birthday and she really needs this. I said I can replace the I-pod but no coat. Or you can wait and get the I-pod for Christmas but not much else. Well she is already picking up extra shifts to earn the money to cover the I-pod. Funny she could not do that to cover the rent. I have been nagging her to work at least 5 more hours a week. Just bring in $150.00 more a month will so help your and my situation. But no she could not, school was just too much, so I backed down. But now here we have a situation that makes her life more miserable and she can work, work, work. I always new she could. We will see how long it takes her to replace the I-pod. I bet she earns a new one in a month. I kind of see it as a blessing. I always knew she could work more.
I had many more checks last night, I have not done a deposit, but it is going to be interesting to see how much tuition is in before the 10th. So nice. Now I need to go do the books and get a budget written out for this month. It really never changes but I like to be able to mark it off. So today, I will balance both check books and get budget written out. I also have more sewing to do(it never ends). I have a play read through at 3 o'clock and then will teach until 8. I love it when Wednesday's are over.
Out My Window: Putting the light in the chicken coop has helped. Our egg production really dropped last week, but it is back up with the artificial light.
Have a great and productive day!