Tuesday, January 09, 2007

new job

yes i now have a real job. i work for the state of missouri doing maintenance. i started monday. it seems fine. things move kinda slow. people submit to a regimen of waste and bureaucracy. a few people really care and have managed to stick around for many years--which is a good sign. things are still revealing themselves. i generally like the idea. there really isn't enough physical work to keep three maintenance people busy but deluge of paperwork that envelopes every task means that three people aren't near enough.
my position is part time and allegedly will include benefits after a few months. yes you heard right (part time and benefits) the entire reason that the job seems perfect. i can still work for bob and at home for the lions share of the week and get the kids and tabitha health insurance.
flue, colds and general bad health have plagued us for the past month. tristan just got over rosiolia a week and half ago and now has a fever again. kassi has had a runny nose and general restlessness for as long as recent memory. tabitha has been ill and making the antibodies for toly. we are a sorry troupe. amidst all this the world carries on. our neighbor has a nice perspective on getting ill. it forces you to stop. it forces you to appreciate normal life. it forces you to purge your system. it forces you to look at how you take care of your health and look more closely at what you eat. we have great diets and are continually concerned with what we eat. the kids are the reason we are getting sick. their inability to keep from touching every filthy grimy thing in the grocery store is only second to the their compulsion to stick anything that appears like it might fit into their mouth. no amount of monitoring is enough to keep this from occurring. sometimes i just don't want to ever leave the house with the kids.

4 comments:

Gracious Acres said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity for extra income & benefits.
Get lots of rest & liquids and hope you all feel better soon :)

sugarcreekfarm said...

I remember those unending days of illness when my kids were little. If it's any consolation, they do seem to grow out of it somewhere between the ages of 5 and 7. I suppose their immune system must be built up and mature by then? And like you said, good nutrition is key. Also rest, fluids...and lots of hand sanitizer :) (Not an anti-bacterial type, just the alcohol-based type.) I keep a mini bottle in my purse for public outings, the girls keep a bottle in their backpacks for school, and I keep a big bottle at home. If I use it every time I wipe Rafe's nose it seems to keep me from catching his colds.

And congrats on the job - sounds ideal!

happy and blue 2 said...

The job sounds pretty good and the health benefits sound great..

Danielle said...

Congratulations on the benefits. I'm looking forward to hearing what your tasks envolve.

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