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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Rain, Rain

It is a beautiful, blustery day outside, and I am sitting at my local Borders having a gingerbread Mocha and pretending to get my homework done. Don't ask me why I am paying for an internet connection that I pay for at home already. I think I just need an excuse to get out of the house for a while.
These tables are too high for comfortable typing, but I have too much stuff for a chair. Oh well.

Money has eased up since I got my disbursement check, but not by much. My job is literally killing me. I went ahead and applied at Borders today, but when I checked, they don't have any part time stocking positions available. I really need early morning, but Borders day starts at 6 am instead of 4 am. Much easier.

My right wrist, which I damaged the tendons on last year restraining Konal, is really starting to hurt again. I am having to wear some sort of brace on an almost continual basis and ice it regularly. I am exhausted and in pain. My boss keeps telling me that he wants me "off his team" and that Part Time is bad for the moral of the rest of the team.

I told HR that I did not want to be on his team if he didn't want me on his team and they said they would deal with it. Meanwhile, it gets harder everyday to bite my tongue and not tell him off. I am very proud of myself, though. I have held my boundary tight once I set it. I will not stay late unless they are willing to shave time off somewhere else. (Now I need to work on other boundaries. See Oi Vay)

Somehow I need to figure out how to balance school, kids and work. I would love not to work, but that just is not a possibility right now. As it is, I really need to be working Full Time.

The good news is that I got an A+ on my Social Work Midterm. I really stressed over it. I am not sure how much I got on my English Essay. I need to take a look. Nope... still not posted. Philosophy class started. It is going to kick my ass. No wonder I started smoking again (ack). The book cost over $90. Textbooks are horribly expensive.

Got to actually do some homework. Stay tuned... more of As The Krista Turns will be coming...