10.01.2008

That's it, I'm officially looking for a job...

Any ideas?


As most of us mothers know, life is no bueno when you have to work and have a baby. But you gotta do what you gotta do. I am looking at our stack of bills thinking, "hmmm, I could just not pay tuition and be able to afford like 3 months of bills, but what's the fun in that? Let's make this really challenging..." So I paid tuition and watched my checking/life savings/children's college fund/future trip to Europe fund deplete (and no, I never really had a future trip to Europe fund).

Now, I really don't want to work full time, as most mothers do not, but with school too, I don't even know if that's possible. I bet I could squeeze it all in, though! I grew like 3 arms after having Jack, so maybe I'll grow a few extra hours in the day, too.

I've got the patent pending on the clock above. If anyone has suggestions on good mommy/student/wife/crazy person jobs or tips for adding 1-3 hours to every day, then let me know. (And please don't tell me "stop blogging, then you'll have more time" or else I might have to use the new cutting elbow move I learned in my MMA class. Scary stuff.)

12 comments:

The Blair's said...

I have a confession, I can't remember the last time I even took the trash out! I know that is so horrible of me but the Westbrook's (the parent influences that they are) always took the cans out, I don't know what I am going to do without them here! JK!
Needless to say I have not seen your trash lid...maybe we should put Missing posters around our neighborhood!
I kid with you!
Anyways, aren't my shoes the greatest? They have that "WOW" factor. Only problem is Zach banned me from any more shopping sprees!

Emily Lauren said...

Carrie, carrie, carrie. . . It really is such a struggle going to school and being a mom, I don't know how you're going to work too! How I wish that clock was real- and that there really were 13 hours in a day. I would probably get more than 6 hours sleep every night then.
That's the only thing I've found helpful- is to stay up into the wee hours of the night getting things done (or blogging, ha ha). And having wonderful family/friends who are willing to help watch my child!

mattnalisa said...

Personally, if it were me, I would add more than one hour to the day. Just my opinion :) Good luck with everything else. Once I solve all those problems my self I will give you my answers. Until then, my advice is useless! Happy Thursday. (If only THE OFFICE were on tonight I could have something fabulous to look forward to)

Devin & Ruthann said...

The way you write so funny Carrie! I love reading your posts!

Connie said...

I do some babysitting mon-fri. It's not much money but it pays for our groceries each week, and i can stay home!

Nichols Family said...

Hey Carrie! How the heck are yah!?! This is Carly (whisenant) Nichols! I hope you remember me:) Your Jack is so cute! I'm so glad I found your blog. I linked you to my blog I just started so I can keep into touch! Talk to yah later! -Carly

kkalama said...

Oh Carrie, you totally are one of those cherished friends. I am so happy to hear from you. Oh your family is beautiful and your son is so stinking cute! Hey are you going to be at WW on Nov 4th for Coach Crook's thing? Let me know? I would love to see you there.

kkalama said...

I haven't been back since I graduated. Yes he is retiring and they were trying to gather all the players that ever played for him to be there. It is Nov 4th at 7 pm. I would love to see you there. And if you are on contact with any other girls that played for him, please pass it along to them as well. :0)

Michon said...

Hey guys, I just found your blog. Cute pictures! Sorry about the job thing. Put me on the list to buy one of those clocks, which could be very useful!

Nichols Family said...

Hey Carrie! That's funny, Jordan and I almost named our baby boy Jack. Hey can you do me a favor? Danielle Fallbeck wants my email address but I don't have anyway of giving her mine bc her blog is private. Can you give her my email?
It's ... carlynichols7@gmail.com
Thanks so much! I'll see you Nov. 4th for Coach Crook! -Carly

The Sharps said...

Carrie.....How are you! Sometimes I peak at your blog cause...well you are awesome. And your litle boy is an angel! I cant wait to have mine! only 8 more weeks.... I seem to be in the same problem right now, I will have to work part time after I have my little guy which totally stinks! I really do love my job, yeah it has some down sides like the Dr gets sick all the time but I just file insurance then cause Im poor and need money anyways.(I work for Dr Adams that Camille used to work for) I know this is a big stretch - one cause I havent talked to you since we were on the awesome compassionate service committee before you were blissfully wed, two cause life is crazy. Three cause Camille worked there before so there are probably horror stories youve heard. lol. But I thought I would just throw it out there anyways since Im looking for an answer to my prayers for my situation to work out! (PS this is a really long comment) Im looking to work part time maybe monday tuesday or thursday friday after I have my maternity leave. Its 8-5...usually sometimes more like 5:30-5:45 but I know they will have to find someone else to work the other two days whatever. If you would be interested in working part time at a dental office, The Dr would train you and Im sure you would get the job cause I love you and Larry (Dr Adams)Freaking Loves Camille and you are family! Thats all fine and dandy except the who watches my kid while I work? Thats the scarriest part for me cause I have NO family close by and Im freaked out about leaving my newborn with anyone. But! if you would be interested in trading with me for frees I would totally be willing to watch your little guy and trade days so you could watch mine. if that scares you I understand. I dunno just and idea. If that sounds scary, but you would still be interested in working part time there I will totally put in a good word for you! email me! steveandmollysharp@gmail.com and dont think im totally crazy for making a really really long comment on your blog. ha ha ha. =)
Molly (Shumway) Sharp

Josh and Elisha Sandberg said...

Carrie,

Hey girl! I just started a blog, so maybe now we can keep in touch. Sorry that you have to go back to work, its a bummer. Come check out my blog and say hi at jandesandberg.blogspot.com

Love ya,
Elisha