Thursday, July 26, 2007


Mostly, that's just it. I just want to scream. I am at work, it's noon, and I want to leave my desk and go to the Y and swim. But I can't, because my boss is having the scheduling day from hell. I'm an executive assistant (for 3 more days) and it has never been this bad. He started out completely booked from 9-5:30, but cancelled a 12-2 meeting to get some office time. Little good that did, because "emergancies" (i.e. poor planning or bad communication) has now eaten up the whole 2 hour period of time. Because I'm the gate keeper, I anticipate being at my desk now until about 2pm when he goes to another meeting. Maybe then I can go swimming!

The other frustration of my day is trying to find childcare for my daughter, and she's not even born yet! She's not going to be here until November, and already it's become a pain. I'm quitting my job to spend more time with her, but I still will need something 2 or 3 days a week so I can teach enough for us to make ends meet. The problem is most Mommy's Day Out programs don't accept infants until 6 months, and many require the kids to be older (10-18 months). And, they aren't open in the summer.

I grew up in a town of 500 people. I had a babysitter at my house, and I babysat for 3 kids all summer long. I wish I could do that here, but I don't know any teenagers. And I don't know who to trust! This is scary and frustrating! It does make me more thankful though that I don't have to worry about actually finding a daycare. The thought gives me the shivers.

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