I love being a mom, I love my children. But to most of you who really know me, know that I am not a child person on any level. I didn't like babysitting as a youth, I liked the kids just fine, but I have a hard time especially with young children. The lack of understanding what they are trying so hard to say. Rereading the same book, playing the same games over and over again. Constant repetition of praise, encouragement, discipline, I find it very taxing sometimes. Please don't get me wrong, I love these children. I don't know if this is coming to a head because we haven't had a working car, so I have been very much housebound for the last week or what. But I need some adult conversation time.
Yesterday at church, my friend Kate wasn't feeling well and was trying to figure out about work. She has been working at the same movie theater that I have been working at on and off for about 4 years now. I haven't worked there since before Lyssa was born. I told her I would cover for her, and I was able to. I had a blast. I like working. I like the social atmosphere. There is only one job I have had that I didn't like. That was Bath and Body Works, and that was because the managers didn't listen when you had something to say. I loved just being out of the house and being around other people.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, while I was getting ready for a bath, I notice the water was extremely hot. Almost to boiling point. I thought it was odd, and decided to ignore it right then. Then I went to do dishes, water is still really hot. A couple more times this happens so I tell Ethan. He didn't quite believe me, or just thought I was exaggerating. Then no hot water at all.... This is getting annoying. Ethan checks the breaker, its fine, then checks the fuse, it is blown. We go and get another. The water temp gets turned down to below hot. It is still boiling hot water though. A week goes by, the fuse blows again. We know something is going on, but aren't really sure what. The fuse has blown two more times since then, and when Ethan checked it again this morning, there is water all around it. Cracked. Grrrr.... As an attempt to look on the bright side, the new one has a lifetime warranty, and is an 80 gallon instead of 50, which is what we had. Knock on wood that this is the last appliance for a while to die.