Childcare. Finding good, RELIABLE, childcare.
Because the Universe has not thrown enough at me, I received a text Friday night at 7:30pm from our sitter, Jessica, that she had interviewed for a job that morning and that it starts Monday. As in today. In a TEXT MESSAGE. This was after she had been at our house on Friday from 2-5:30pm. So. No notice. Just up and gone. After telling the girls she would see them next week.
What frustrates me the most is that the one thing I emphasized upon hiring her was that we did not want to be left high and dry since we had a similar situation right before we traveled to China. And now with Lucy, I really didn't want people coming into her life only to vanish without saying a proper goodbye since she has experienced more than her fair share of that in her young life.
The only silver lining in all of this is that I knew she was looking for a job in her field (her college plans for the fall fell through) so I started interviewing in April. Then she had given me notice that mid to end of May would be her last week as she had accepted an offer to work at a summer camp (but then that apparently fell through...). So, with that in mind we hired Marisa. Thank goodness she was able to start this week to cover a few appointments.
In other news, my next MRI is scheduled for June 5. I meet with the oncologists on June 6 for the results. I think I'm in the denial stage because I don't feel anything (other than my usual exhaustion that is). How can I possibly have cancer, even if it is with a lowercase c, if I don't feel any differently than I did before my diagnosis? I alternate between a frenzy of activity researching the best places for 2nd and 3rd opinions to playing endless rounds of Sudoku or angry birds so my mind will turn off at night.
But the absolute best time waster is Simon's Cat. OMG. LOVE. IT.