Monday, October 28, 2013
I'm into my second week at the new apartment and new job. The apartment is ok, especially now that the cats have settled in. They're still a little spooked, but much better than the first night.
My new job is interesting. The people are very nice and positive. I have not heard one negative thing from anyone. It's actually hard for me to get used to. I have gotten so paranoid dealing with my mother-in-law that I don't trust anyone. I was so nervous last night and this morning that I couldn't sleep.
Honestly, these ladies have been nothing but nice and willing to help me out when I need it. Being with babies is an adjustment after being with 2 year olds for the past 4 years, but I'll be with the same group of kids until they're 3. So I won't be just with babies.
Lunch is interesting. Food is provided by the hospital and they want us to eat with the kids. This means a balanced meal with a fruit, a veggie, meat, and a carb. Since we are to eat with the children they provide gluten free food for me. I get nervous when I don't have control of my food, but I'm eating a bigger variety of veggies.
I hope to finally make it to the exercise room this week. I have been taking the stairs instead of the elevator and don't sit much during the day, so that's a positive.
I will have hospital benefits, which are really good, starting on Friday. I make $3+ more an hour. I work with honestly nice people. This should be great news, yet I find myself fighting back tears. I guess this is what happens when you truly care about the kids you take care of. I really miss my "old" kids. On my last day I felt like I said good-bye to the only people in the state that liked me for me.
Ok, enough depressing crap! This weekend we can finally get our place put together our way. I can't wait to get a new cat tree.