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Stuttering Shell: mumbling on a monday.

Monday, August 9, 2010

mumbling on a monday.

{when i converted from full-time to part-time about a month & a half ago, i remember discussing with my boss the notion of having one day off every week.  he chose friday & i chose monday.  ha ha ha.}

anyways, it's monday.  it's proven to be a crappy one already, too.

this guy is headed to the vet today for an impromptu visit:

he's now known as sir pukes-a-lot.  i woke up this morning only to find out that frisco threw up on the bed {whoa, adam & i must have been sleeping hard to not even notice that frisco was heaving up last night's dinner at the foot of our bed}.  grumble, grumble.  nothing like having to wash not one, but TWO king size blankets first thing on a monday morning.  even better?  having to shampoo the carpet in the bedroom, too, because he had yet another "regurgitation episode."  even better than that?  having to break out the steam mop because a certain black & white boston terrier also heaved whatever what left in his stomach onto the kitchen floor.  *sigh*  he's outside right now, he did not eat this morning {duh!} and, of course, i called the vet {when i know good & well they'll just tell me to put him on a bland diet & monitor him...can you tell we've been down this road with frisco before?}.

i'm having an internal debate.  it's a tough one, too.  there are pros & cons on both sides.  i know what i need to do, but is it what i should be doing?  so, before i confuse y'all any more, i'll just say that the financial aid i've been waiting on has been awarded.  it will be applied to my school account next week {thank goodness!}.  my award for the school year is so generous that the remaining balance for both the fall & spring semesters is enough that i could quit working if i wanted to {i.e., this semester's remaining balance equals to what would roughly be my salary for the rest of this year}.  that is huge.  but, it's borrowed money.  and, if i quit working, we'll feel even more of a financial strain {because we'll go from two incomes to one}.  but, just concentrating on school would allow me to meet my goal a bit sooner.  and, we would no longer need child care {because i could go to school during the day while m & a are in school}.  *sigh*  it is a tough decision to make right now.  i do have a feeling, however, that by the time the spring semester rolls around i will no longer have to juggle working part-time and going to graduate school full-time.  why?

because adam received some exciting news regarding his current job.  he's only been there less than a month & wonderful things are happening.  i'm cautiously optimistic, but i think it's for the best.  of course, last night he sprang on me that he's considering another option.  a really, really, really big option.  an option that would keep him gone for months at a time...gone halfway around the world.  *sigh*

this is too much for a monday, don't you think?  



Blogger Katy said...

I completely understand the sick dog thing. All three of ours have it coming out the other end. Fun times and far too much cleaning up.

Hope Frisco is ok!

Aug 9, 2010, 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

You're a juggling pro. I'd have a nervous breakdown with all that. Still, what a debate about the financial aid. My heart says, Go for it! But my head (which is always uber-cautious and worried) says to keep working. Sorry! I'm not very helpful, am I?

Aug 9, 2010, 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

It's my first time stopping by your blog. Cute pup and adoreable kids!

Our male boxer Bauer pukes all the time too. Ugh - I feel bad for him but it can be a pain to clean up!

What a great delima to be in. I mean, it could be worse that you didn't have the money and had no options. I'm sure you will determine the best thing to do over the next few weeks. :)

Aug 9, 2010, 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

That's quite the Monday morning!!! I wish you the best of luck with your decision - hope everything works out!

Aug 9, 2010, 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger BroncoMom said...

Nothing like throwing all the bottles up in the air at the same time huh? You will find the right answers Shell. You always do.
I am keeping some good thoughts going your way gal! Keep us posted.

Aug 9, 2010, 2:46:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen @ said...

that is a lot for a Monday. Can you keep the money and wait to hear about what happens with the job? Or do you have to give it back right now? I'm praying for you!

Aug 9, 2010, 6:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping in! I'm so excited that you're studying to become a teacher. It's the hardest job you'll ever love! :) Hope that your little four-legged baby gets well soon!

Aug 9, 2010, 8:24:00 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

Shell, I am hoping for the best for y'all! It will work out!

Aug 9, 2010, 9:10:00 PM  

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