Tuesday, May 3, 2011


They say that when a door closes, a window opens somewhere else. Or another door opens. Or something like that. The point is when you think you got it bad, and your life turns upside down, its usually because something else and oftentimes better awaits just after the thundercloud passes. The last 72 hours have been ridiculously upsetting (there's another saying about bad news comes in threes).
  1. I learnt that because of low enrollment, Kateri was not going to renew my contract next year, unless there was a high enrollment sprint during the summer. More than the fact that I didn't have a certain job as of July, it was the fact that I wouldn't see my kiddies again (and most probably never again) the year after that. Ouch.
  2. Jeff got into an accident (by his own silly fault for speeding) while out on delivery, and totalled his car. Thank God, he wasn't hurt in any way, but we no longer had a car which meant no more work for him, and I had to find another way of getting to my work. Along with the restricted mobility of course.
  3. For the past four weeks there was an outbreak of pinkeye in our Kindergarten and Pre-K (11 out of 40 kids had it) and Ive been going crazy trying to disinfect everything and keeping pinkeye as far away from me as possible. I succeeded for four weeks, then caught it yesterday. Went to the clinic and got some drops. Woke up this morning with eyes swollen shut. And my tonsils were inflamed. So I had acute conjunctivitis, along with tonsillitis. Wonderful.
So the last couple of days have been juuust wonderful. But, on the flip side, because of all that has happened, new things have come into our lives. Because its 90% sure I am not going back to Kateri in September, this is making me look for employment at daycares rather than primary education, and that will, in turn, make me look at what I really like. Youngest, or younger? Daycare or pre-k? Owning my own daycare/pre-k, or work under an establishment? All these things I have to think about and experience is being put into motion with this, which is what I needed, really.

Jeff, having to look elsewhere for employment, almost immediately found a job doing general labor on a construction site. Much higher pay, much better hours and schedule, and much less dangerous work (I really hated him driving that much, and that fast). So that also means less stress, woohoo!

The conjunctivitis and tonsillitis didnt do any good so far, but you cant get everything LOL!

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us” - Helen Keller

1 comment:

  1. Yay to the good stuff!! :) I'm so glad Jeff wasn't hurt!