Sunday, February 26, 2006

The "real" world

Last week I began my training in Health Records; I was pretty nervous before my first day,thinking that I was probably not qualified and just had the first day jitters. The desk I trained on last week was a pretty good desk and it was a nice ease into what happens in this busy, somewhat chaotic part of the hospital. I had a 4 hour evening shift, 4:30-8:30. Tomorrow I begin training on another desk; I get training on 4 desks total. I start at 7:30 am and I am done at 4:00 pm. The week after I start at 7:00 am and am finished at 3:30 pm and the week after that 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.

I must say that I am really looking forward to being able to work during the day and come and be home with my family when they are here. Having a few evenings free is going to be great too because maybe, just maybe we can throw in a coffee or some such visit with a freind or two.

There are 2 relief positions in Health Records that I am going to apply for to see if I get one. They are busy enough that I may be able to get a lot of day shifts. We are interviewing a babysitter on Tuesday evening, one that comes highly recommended. I have been spoiled and extremely blessed having a very good friend watch the kids for me. However, she is returning to work in a couple of days and between that, her music lessons and her kids, I do want her to have a bit of a life. So I am trying to find a way that I won't really need to burden her with 7:00 am calls to babysit...nothing screams friendship ender louder than waking them up too many times from a great sleep...(wink).

Well, I guess we will see how it goes but it does look very, very promising that this lady will work out. She is even able to pick Jellybean up from school so we won't even have to worry about that. However, I am not going to get too excited; in fact, I am kind of nervous. It is really easy to trust my kids to a friend and someone I know is a great person and a great mom. It's a little harder to let them go to strangers.

Pray for wisdom and guidance when we do interview this lady. She doess come highly recommended...

But it is time for me to make my lunch and head off to bed...


tanby said...

just in case you havent checked, i got back on my blog.
lots of luck with the potential new sitter. hope it all works out for you

Candice said...

I understand your anxiety over the new sitter. Highly recommended or not, you are leaving this stranger with your kids unsupervised. I have not had to be in that position (yet) and it's tough, I;m sure. On the other hand, kudos to you for considering your friends feelings in the long run, and also for getting a better schedule for work! You can join the living once again!