Yikes! and Now whats

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As you may or may not have seen in my work post, our Child Development Center is closing as another cdc bought the buildings.So I filled out the application I was given, updated my resume and turned it all over with the release so they could get my finger print report, background check, last pay stub and whatever they wanted or needed from my files.
The lady from the other center came in Wednesday to conduct interviews with the permission of our director and was very nice.She  said that they want to keep as much staff as would stay, but remember new company, think of ourselves as new hires that all goes without saying, but was VERY vague on pay.
So that night after our tear filled last staff meeting, I submitted an application on line to another center.
The next day the other center called me at work to set up an interview.  (Seems one of our managers is going back there.)  I made an appointment for the 26th to go to the other center for an interview.  In the mean time I got an offer from the new cdc taking over for $1 an hour less than I make now (that's what they pay their cdas), but they pay $100 bonuses to the leads every month... this all comes with a 3 month probationary "training" period. So are they just using us to start up the new center because they can't man it  until they can replace us all with their lower paid employees or do they really want us? They seem genuine enough that I plan on staying, but now I have this interview next Friday.
I'm really conflicted because ultimately it's about the kids and the families many of which we're losing because the new center won't take part time children, so these families have less than two weeks notice to find childcare by the 2nd. I really don't want to leave my friends at the center  (more like family) and the kids but it seems so heartless the way this is being handled. I have a hard time understanding why they couldn't accommodate these families for a couple of months till they could place their children some place else .
I have some real soul searching to do over the holidays. I know the center where I applied will at least meet or exceed my present pay, but my children will need support during this transition. I told the other center I wouldn't be available till  after the 20th of January .
So there's the now what.
On the other hand Merry Christmas at least we have some choices!


Christmas Post 10

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This is one of our very favorite movies for Christmas even with the huge error. But who cares right?

I considered embedding the whole movie but the songs are what  I've been trying to do... and the movie is easy to find on YouTube anyway.
Maybe the companion movie tomorrow...


Christmas Post Day 2

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Merry Christmas


Day From the Underground Place

in a handbasket
I don't normally hold with all the Friday the 13th stuff, but good grief how many things can go wrong in one day.
I was over ratio right from the beginning of the day but fortunately got a floater so not so bad really. Monday is moving day for a few of my kids which means I'll be getting new ones from the 2s class with all their stuff to be put in the cubbies. Many things to get done during naptime and not usually a problem. By 1:00 all my kids save two were snoozing nicely the one I was putting to sleep was just closing her pretty little eyes to nap when the fire alarm went off. Piercing screech to wake up the dead and 12 toddlers. Grabbed kids roster and coats and Tusi (my current TA) and I shuffled twelve half asleep and hysterical 2year olds out into the melting snowy playground.
Evidently the management were having some problem child running around and he pulled the fire alarm...Charming.
Nap-time a total not happening today event, after that and the rest of the day? No nap toddlers fighting crying screaming and resisting all attempts at calm and peace.
Thank God it was Friday.
Also, at my house 9 people an infant and a dog. I need a vacation.

ETA I also seem to have forgotten how to use commas...*g*

Ts Big Bang Art

life goes on
This is the cover art and end art piece for KathyS story Life Goes On written for sentinelbigbang
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Going Friends Only

true  love
Since I have been spammed twice in the last week I am defaulting to friends only.
I also noticed my settings had changed and the Minimize my journal's inclusion in search engine results had been unticked.
You may want to go in and check your privacy setting to close off that gate to spammers
Oh yeah! The better news is I got rid of my Suburban troop transport and got a 2006 Buick Rainier! 3 year warranty and has everything but butt warmers as the grumpy guy calls them.Even seat adjustment and mirror memory.
When ever I find my card reader I'll upload pix. I am sooo happy, all the doors work and everything is pretty and shiny deep metal flake Garnet Red.

My last public post...sigh

Home Today

After getting up at the butt-crack of dawn and spending 5 hours at the hospital for a outpatient procedure that took an hour I am home sans mediport!
I am gladly closing the book on this chapter of my life. I just wanted to send hugs to my f-list for being there with support and just plain being there this last year.
Love you all sooo much... and can you tell I am still a little under the influence here?*g*

Oh Man

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It seems lately the only time I post is to apologize for missing birthdays. Home sick today so here we go..
                 Happy Birthday
to lit_gal, dreaming_kkungfunurse   marizildabatagur ,boogieshoes and anyone else who may had have a birthday in the past whenever I wasn't paying attention.
You all make my world better and you should know it!

Yay I think.... Yeah, Yay

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Had a job interview today and she made me an offer I can't refuse. Almost a dollar an hour more and no working holidays. Monday- Friday 40+ a week! Normal people hours 9:30-6:30! I hate leaving my pt job so much I'm gonna see if I can work a couple of Saturdays a month.Just not every single one like now and no more 3 Am shifts ;)
It's day child care but since that's my actual field, they'll pay for any extra education and I never pass up free education, I'm happy.


Hoo Boy Well I did it..

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pattrose twisted my arm till I yelled uncle okay and ow.
Signed up as an artist for tada!

I must be outta my mind...

Blue Fingers ,Netflix and All

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~Very interesting couple of weeks around here. We've been tie dieing everything in sight, well a bunch of t shirts anyway. Lotsa fun and blue seems to get on the fingers regardless of gloves for some reason.
~We've been mainlining all 5 seasons of Angel. Now I need to find a couple of caps to make icons or whatever.
The cap I really want is from Smile Time as team Angel is going out to fight the puppet demons.
I think you know the one I mean...
If anyone knows where I can find one...Please?
~And \o/ Dr says all chemo finished around Labor Day!One year anniversary coming up and I'm still kicking and cancer free! I am blessed with a treatment that ends after a year and won't go on and on unless I have a recurrence. Not receiving that!
~ Think good thoughts cuz I'm also looking for a new job. Maybe in my own field of child development...you know day care *snerk
Or Someplace closed on weekends and holidays where I don't have to get up at 2AM on Mondays (well except this one they scheduled me 9-3 just to screw up my July 4 plans)but can remain pretty active.
Okay hopefully this all makes up a little for being so absent from my lovely f-list,Icon coms and all.
I missed you even if you didn't miss me *lol*


SA Dues

CSI: Cascade


MercyMe Live!

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Sentinel /Stargate Bingo

point of origin
Watching A Wrinkle in Time starring Katie Stuart who was also in The Sentinel and SG1.

*There were a few other crosses with RB in the cast,but this one was most immediately noticeable to me.


May. 27th, 2011

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