Thursday, October 29, 2009

My New Boyfriend

So did my title grab your attention??? Well, it would seem that my dearest husband caught me red-handed with my new boyfriend. I've been spending morning, noon, and night with him (well, mostly night because I only get Braya's nap times during morning and noon). I'm hoping this object of my affection will get me somewhere--move me up in the world so I can stay home with Braya and feel like I'm contributing some financially. Sadly enough, I haven't attempted to hide my new relationship (ok, OBSESSION) from the husband. Current status update: Darling dearest is laying next to me sleeping, our Bug is sound asleep in her crib, E.D. (yes, we sometimes change our little pup's name to ED-Evil Doer-for reasons that you can only imagine with such a pet name) and Mr. Anxiety (firstborn pup) are snoring on the floor, and here I am with my boyfriend. His name is DELL.

If it makes you feel any better, DELL's been around for years...but I've only recently begun this little relationship with him. The change has come around because I'm currently jobless (by choice) to stay home with Bug. Don't get me wrong...I wouldn't change it for the world, BUT I did think I'd be bringing in a little bacon with tutoring. Turns out, that's not working out so well. I'd take it personally, but I haven't even had any calls for anyone to reject me.

So the tutoring is being put on the back burner while I stalk (and that is no exaggeration of the word) every other possible online job I can possibly have. Yes, I'm looking for things education related--online teachers, tutors, college instructors, content developer, test rater--BUT, I've also found myself applying to random administrative/clerical jobs online. I can't even tell you how many random applications I've sent out in the past few weeks. It's exhausting to the enth degree. I also can't even begin to tell you about all of the application snafus (which are humiliatingly comical if you look back on it AND are ok with the fact that you don't have a shot of getting that job) that have occurred because I've been trying to do TOO much, TOO fast (hot mess of application process for another post).

This week, it's been really bad. I mean, this computer hasn't left my lap (aside from the daytime when I'm playing with my Bug). Darling Dearest has informed me that I have a new boyfriend. It's a sad, sad thing. I get kind of (ok, EXTREMELY) obsessive when it comes to getting things done. I want everything done and put away from my mind. I wish this trait bled into my housekeeping...oh well. So I'm at the point where I think I can end my affair with DELL. Yes, I'll see DELL every now and again, but my poor husband has been abandoned for the past few days (good thing it's baseball season and the Yanks are in the World Series...let's be honest, he would've abandoned me if I wasn't watching with him). A million applications later, I'm deciding to slow down and get my mind obsessed with something else....finding dance tights. But that's for another night.


Time4Mommy said...

You had me rolling! Good luck with finding a job. My friend has a list of REAL WAH jobs on her site that she updates often, she is a trascriber herself.

Dumb Dawn said...

Hi there.
I'm following you from over at the Mom Bloggers Club.

VERY cute Blog! Love your layout.


eight helping hands said...

I'm all about those types of boyfriends!! ;-)
Congrats on being a new mommy and a new blogger!
Your blog is beautiful, very cute!
Here to follow you thru MBC! Hope to have you come on over and visit!
I almost forgot~~ what a beautiful baby!

Rebekah said...

Hey, I taught middle school before I had our first son.....I did subbing, then went in to tutoring, then teaching college level writing....kept adding more little boys....finally with our third and final boy I stopped all work! It was the best thing ever! I love it. Tutoring was a good fit. I first advertised in a church bulletin and then after that it was word of mouth. I also put some cards at the local schools. One summer I had 7 students, which was way insane. The tricky part is finding a babysitter. I could do it during naps only when I had one child, but once I had another it got crazy. I loved tutoring, but now that I have three is better to just be a mom. The best job was teaching college writing! Three days a week, three hours in the morning and the work stayed at the office. I did some testing through a school district and that wasn't bad either. Looks like we have quite a bit in common. I'm just a few years ahead of you!

Following you through MBC. Check me out at

JoeyRes said...

My computer's been getting a workout lately too! All of this blog commenting/following (I'm following yours now by the way) is enough to keep me busy, can't imagine trying to find a job too. Good luck!

Angela said...

Your blog is beautiful and so organized. I like it. :) I'm following from the MBC.

You just may make a little $$ with your blog? Mine makes a little. I wrote about it recently here if you want to see

Best of luck and I hope you find what you're looking for. And enjoy your time as a new SAHM

Shelly said...

Hi there, following you from MBC. Have a great weekend!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Hi I am following from MBC! Beautiful blog and your bug is gorgeous! P.S. Dell is two timing. I am with him too!

F.T.M. said...

Thanks guys!! That darn DELL. We spend so much time together. How could he be double-timing me?? I may have to reassess our relationship. :-P