Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 11: Getting a Life

Today, I finally feel like I have a life again.  I reported into work today at 8am (which meant I had to wake up at SEVEN! ah!) and found out that I was going to be working today until 5pm.  We've got to get 16 hours of supervised observation before we can actually be in the classroom as a caregiver.  So, the director, Linda, has decided that today and tomorrow would be perfect for getting those done.  Not sure what kind of hours, if any, I'll be able to get the next couple of weeks, because they're not sure if I'm allowed to work before orientation, which should be the first or second week of February.

The day started out nice and awkward, and I didn't know what I was and was not allowed to do as an observer.  But, as the day progressed, it got better and better, AND I had lunch with people! AND I had conversations with new people! I'm so proud of myself.  I feel really positive about this job, and I can't wait until I go through training, and I can finally feel okay with getting involved with discipline and other such lovely things.

When it came time to leave, there was already an inch and a half of snow on the ground, and it was still snowing, which in TN, is like 5 inches of snow!  It took me an entire HOUR to get home.  It usually only takes about 5-8 minutes, 20 minutes with bad traffic, but the roads were SO bad, and the cars were all so backed up, that getting off base took an entire half hour...crazy!

So, now I have to keep checking the base's Facebook page to see if base is going to be closed tomorrow (i.e. no work), or delayed for 2 hours (i.e. an opportunity to sleep in a little), or if it's going to open, and I have to be there at 8am.

Personally, I'm hoping for the first option. I'm not ready for this running around for 9 hours a day thing yet.

At least I'm getting paid!
GREAT DAY! --except for the drive home--

pray for a snow day tomorrow!!!!


  1. Jess-ca,
    I love you.
    I love reading about your life.
    I love you.
    -Erin L.

  2. Good for you! I'm glad to see you out and about! Just wish the snow thing would clear up for you! ;)