Well, first off, let me say that the idea to switch to the cotton rags has worked out great. They are absorbant, reusable, and have a much better scrub factor than paper towels. My DH has officially approved their use after having to clean up after Magnus. He said that Magnus threw up and the rag didn’t leave bits of paper towel in the carpet, didn’t soak through and get the nasty on his hands and really got the mess up quicker than paper towels. If he approves then the change is permanent so I’m really thrilled about this! It means that $6-$8 we were spending on paper towels can now be wiped from the budget. And as small as the rags are, they can be washed with any other load and not use really any more water or detergent. Also the new kitchen laundry hamper works great too. I plan to put up some pictures as soon as I get batteries this weekend.
Now on to why I need another job. Of course I am hormonally homicidal right now anyways, but it comes down to the fact that I don’t think I can handle the emotional strain of the place for another 3 years, which is how long it will be before Austin finishes with all the teaching certification and I can finally come close to not having to work and simply having my own kids. It still goes through my mind occasionally of working 2 part time jobs, except I know that that usually winds up with scheduling problems, as in you end up working 2 shifts at 2 places on the same day for 12 hours. All I can do is pray, and keep applying to any job that I see that would at least pay me as much as BR does.
Well, the new job is under way. In some ways it’s a lot of fun, a lot of interesting skills to learn. Some ways not as stressful as previous job. I have a set list of to-do, and that list doesn’t change. Even when it gets slammed, it still means I don’t have any more to do than what is on the list. And I am a lot less stressed. There are some interesting people that work there. Of course the lack of internet there is really horrible. No blog updates, no ravelry surfing, no email checking. I’m going to miss all my internet surfing. I’m really going to miss reading on Obamalamadingdong’s latest gaffe. Or what new bogus climate change theory or doomsday prophecy the media has put out.
Knit Note: I have around $100 to spend on yarn-y goodness for my b-day. I just can’t wait to go shopping. I will have about the same for clothing shopping. I’ve almost got a Pomatomus sock done (link opens to Ravelry. Sorry for those still waiting to get in) and I’m going to get yarn and beads for the Swallowtail Shawl KAL over at Fashionably Late in ’08 Blog. Really looking forward to diving in to a full blown lace project.
Dog Tails: Magnus is great. He’s probably gained a couple more pounds, and proved my idea of his goodness wrong by chewing he end of the plug for the gas logs. It wasn’t plugged in, and now shouldn’t be plugged in. I think he was jealous. He doesn’t like Mum and Dad smooching, cuddling, or otherwise hinting that we love each other instead of only loving him. He did this, right near us, while we were cuddled on the couch watching National Treasure 2. Which was a fabulous movie! Yay! Plot, acting, cleanliness of language and body, and worth watching. But at least Magnus should now know to avoid such cords so he won’t get fried by chewing one actually plugged in.