Thursday, March 7, 2013

I'm Employed, Partly

Last week I went to fill out some more paperwork for the part time job (I am officially hired now) and my Dad came to watch the boys.  Pierce had a two hour school delay due to ice (but was glad he still got to go to school, since it was stripes day and he was sporting his Where's Waldo costume).

Pop Pop showed up at around 7 am and was immediately tackled by some enthusiastic kids.  They made him read this Thomas the train book about 40 times in a row before I even left. 
As for the job, they already have a case for me, which sounds like a good match if I can work out the hours with the client so that we're meeting when the twins are in preschool, or later in the evenings after Paul is home.  I'm excited to be making a difference in the community again, and will only be working around 9-12 hours a week for now, so it shouldn't detract much from family life.  In case you missed it before, I'll be providing emotional support and assisting those in the community that have difficulties due to mental health issues.  I will only be working with one or two people at a time and I may work with the same client for over a year.  I'm thankful to have found something that has flexible hours, is part time, and uses my background.  Because I've been playing the lottery for a few years now, and somehow, it just doesn't seem to be working out for me....

What about you, readers?  What kind of job fits your personality best?

48 comments:

Cat said...

Please email that picture to me. It's my favorite picture I have ever seen. PopPop loved being the babysitter that day :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I subbed this week for the first time in year at JDaniel's preschool. It was so much fun. Your job sounds great.

Buttons said...

Congratulations Lisa you are going to be so great at this job.
I love this photo it makes me smile. The boys are in excellent hands. HUG B

Zombiemommy said...

If you have to work for financial reasons, try to do what you love. It makes for a slightly better home life.

I do social media.


andy said...

Congrats Lisa ! Hope everything goes well !!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

How nice! Back to the working world. My daughter also returned to work after being a SAHM for 5 years. She is loving it and I know you will too. Congratulations!!

Heather said...

Congratulations again on your new job! It sounds like it will be a great fit for you. I hope that the flexible hours work out well :-)

Cuby said...

This sounds so valuable helping someone else when they have some problem when you can give them time. Good for your Dad they will all have so much fun.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Congratulations! It is fantastic that you found a good job that has flexible hours. Love the pic!

Nancy Claeys said...

My calling has always been some kind of investigative work -- I was fortunate to do that for quite a few years before I retired.

You and your dad look alot alike. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Isn't that a wonderful photo of Granddaddy reading to the grandsons??

Congrats on getting the job. Sounds perfect for you and your schedule. AND--you will doing something you are trained to do.. That's neat...

Hugs,
Betsy

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm really happy that you found something that fits with your passion and fits perfectly with your family schedule!

Carolyn Y said...

Oh congrats Lisa! I'm in the process of figuring out what I want to do when Julia goes to Kindergarten and Lauren starts preschool next year!

Andrea B. said...

Congrats! Yay for employment - even if it's partly! :P

The boys do look SO happy in that pic. Adorable!

Kerri said...

Congrats on the new job!!!! WOO HOO!

alissa apel said...

Congrats! That sounds like a great job; to help people. I wish there were more places to help people with mental illnesses.

I love Pierce's costume! He looks so cute!

Is one of your twins sucking his thumb? I think it's sweet. Mica sucked his thumb for just a bit. long enough to sooth him through teething. I sucked 2 fingers when I was a little tike. In fact when my mom had me I had blisters on my fingers. I sucked them, while she was prego with me.

Marissa said...

That photo is adorable. Good memories made with Pop pop. Congrats to you on your new job!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm happy for you. And I know you'll be great at the job. You have such a passion for helping others.

The photo is priceless. The boys look so happy with their Pop Pop! And I love Pierce's outfit.

The job I have now (newspaper reporter) is a good fit in that I can write, ask people questions, do research--all things I love to do. And it's a weekly paper, so I don't have daily deadlines, which is good for me.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I was wondering about the job, but didn't want to be too nosy. That sounds perfect for you! Congrats. I hope it's all you want it to be. The hours sound very manageable.

Kim said...

Congratulations! That sounds like interesting needed work! I love the waldo costume!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Its wonderful to hear your job is working out. Its great that their grandpa is able to watch them. Teaching preschoolers fits me totally. Hope you have a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations!!!! yay!

and i love that pile o' boys...

The Incredible Woody said...

So glad that you have found a good fit!

Mary Ann said...

What a wonderful job, and too bad the boys won't miss you! :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Congrats on the job! I'm glad you found something that fits your schedule and your background.

I saw an article about how chicken-sitting is becoming popular in Portland. I think that would be the perfect gig for me :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am sooooooooooooooooo happy for you! sandie

Gina Gao said...

I've never had a real job, but I did tutoring and library work.

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My Journey With Candida said...

Whooo Hooo.... good for you Lisa!! What a great dad you have....

Ginny said...

This picture of your dad and the boys is just priceless!! Does he have a birthday coming up? If you get a fancy frame and maybe some embellishments it would make a great gift for him!! I am so glad about the job! I bet you will have some very interesting days. And even better, the job is all about HELPING others, how much better can it get?

A Quiet Corner said...

Is so happy for you, BabyGirl! Work? Me? No thanks!

A Quiet Corner said...

I am so happy for you, Baby Girl! Work? Me?...no thanks!...:)JP

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Partly employed and 100% awesome!
Glad it's working out for you!
Your boys sure look cute in that picture.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

You have done good to find a job around here, I have tried all kinds of places and have given up as I am too old I guess. Glad that you got the job!

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
It will be wonderful to know that your help is making a difference in someones life.
And it looks like you've got the best babysitter possible!
Waldo looks adorable!

Sally Crowe said...

Congratulations, Lisa. I'm happy for you and your future clients. I know you'll be such a wonderful help for whomever you're with.

The boys look so cute with your dad. :)

Michelle said...

Glad you found something that will work out for you. Always nice to get back out in the mix...a little bit! I hope it goes well!

Jill said...

Congratulations, Lisa! They are so lucky to have you! Blessed is what they are.

I adore this photo! So much love!

Valerie said...

Lisa-I'm so happy for you! Your new job sounds like the perfect solution! But I wanted you to know that you were already making a difference to those of us who are lucky enough to know you! (And I will send a note soon. I've done such a lousy job writing lately-but I will do better! xx)

Linda said...

Congratulations! Great photo too.

Madge Bloom said...

Congrats on the job... Pierce looks cute there with those Waldo glasses... what a good grandpa your dad is...

Maple Lane said...

I'm happy that this job worked out, Lisa. Congrats. I know you will be a blessing to those in need.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! I bet your dad enjoyed his time with the boys. Love Pierce in that costume, he looks so cute. I would love to help people out with emotional issues. I don't have the education to do that but I do have the heart!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Congrats on the new job and the fact that you can make the hours work for you ! Love the reading the story pic! :)

Karen said...

What a noble position, Lisa, a much needed support that I wish were in more communities. Good luck with the new job, sounds like a very rewarding line of work.

Barbara said...

Congrats on the job! It sounds perfect for you. That picture is just too sweet.

Myya said...

Congratulations!!!

How cute is your dad with the boys piled on top of him. Papa's are the best! :)

Debbie said...

congrats lisa, the job sounds like a perfect fit for you!!

amazing picture, everyone wants a little piece of pop pop and vise, versa!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Good luck with the new job!
Love the picture you included!