Monday, October 08, 2007

I have to get...

a JOB! I haven't had a job in 6 1/2 years. Jimmy has to have knee surgery. He has what appears to be a meniscus tear in his knee. I won't go into how he's described it to me, it just creeps me out. His knee has been swollen for about a month now and I finally put my foot down and told him he was seeing a doctor. He had an appointment scheduled for Thursday. But he called me this morning and begged me to try to get him an earlier appointment. For Jimmy to beg that, I knew it was bad.

So I called around and got him an appointment for 3 this afternoon. He wanted me to go with him. So I asked a neighbor if Jay could go to her apartment when he got off the bus. Justin goes to the homework club (or is supposed to) and Jay doesn't get off the bus until a quarter after 4. I left a note on the door for Jay telling him where to go.

Jimmy's appointment was a 30-35 minute drive away. So while Jimmy was being seen by the doctor, I called the homework club to make sure Justin went there. Last Monday he came home instead of going. He wasn't there! And only one child said he saw Justin on the bus. I knew that child was right because he and Justin are good friends and usually sit together on the bus. So I called my neighbor and asked her to look around for Justin. She called me back 10 minutes later saying she found him playing on the porch of another friend.

He got in trouble for not calling me when he realized no one was home. He also got in trouble for not going to the homework club like he was supposed to!

So anyway, they're going to try to schedule Jimmy's surgery for next Monday. So he's going to be out of work for a bit. Then he won't be able to work as much as he does. Well we can't afford for him to miss a lot of work. So I'm getting a job. A part time one working nights and weekends. I'm going to try the grocery store around the corner. I'm there every other day anyway. And they know me there. LOL I'm also going to apply at Walmart for a night job. I may go full time for that. Who knows.

I'm terrified of going back to work. It's been so long. And I don't like how I look now. Oh I look fine as long as I don't show my teeth. LOL I don't want to be away from my kids. But I'll be okay with that knowing Jimmy will be home with them. Whew. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Ami said...


I'm sorry about the knee thing, I hate hate hate when my hubby is in pain, he's the same way, won't go to a doctor until he's dying. :::sigh:::

Hey, I updated the car post, Jimmy (or as I called him, Mr Sunnie) was right.