Friday, September 18, 2009


ahhh, ok first off its not even 9 am and Ive had a headache since 830! uhh but Hubby got the job and started TODAY!!! yes today, so he is at work while I am at work and hubby's grandma is watching the baby right now... reason for the headache! no one has taken care of our daughter more than 3 hours that has not been me or hubby... kind of freaking out! and its not like she speaks English so even though I'm fluent in Italian it dont help much... she speaks Spanish... so anyway, The other thing is I dont know if my daughter will understand anything she says.... I hope it all goes well... I'm freaking out! most days it will just be my mother-in-law to take care of my daughter for an hour but... they needed hubby all day today..

He will be a floater at a day care and that means the possibility of MORE hours and MORE money! but that we might need someone to babysit!!!! Grandma's great but I'm still uneasy about it... Mostly I think cause my daughter is just confused right now... Oh and Grandma wouldn't just let my daughter walk around... She is only 11 months and wants to walk everywhere on her own.. oh I sooo hope that everything goes well... and before I go home I have to go to the bank and post office :(

Well anyway, besides me freaking out. I decided not to weigh myself today seeing how its still tom and I feel SUPER bloated! so I just opted out for today.. I didn't do any work out last night but I did clean clean clean. And yesterday I had a freak out moment where I wanted my daughter's playpen gone and NEEDED new totes for her toys so they would be clean and off the floor. So I went to target and got 3 30gal totes and I currently have 2 filled with stuffed animals! I could have fit them all into 1 but I figure I will spit them and only let my daughter open one at a time. Less mess to clean up... Than after packing up the play pen, hoping never to see it again.. hubby tells me he has work and that grandma would prob use the play pen... SO the play pen is still open and in the way. but it will be gone as soon as I get home today. Cause if I have to see that thing I'm gonna break it!

so that is my big deal for today, I think I should be able to make it through the next 5 hours.. I just hope hubby is doing ok and got to work ok.... OH YAHH! I dont have to work full time!!! oh yah!

oh also on the money front, I think I'm gonna sign up for food stamps, just to help out every month with the food bill... does anyone else have any experience with them.. how they work and what not... I'm still all confused!

Talk to you ladies soon!


  1. I worked cashier so I know from that side of it that food stamps are pretty easy. When I was a kid they used to be actual paper tendency and my Mom was always on them. But now it's just a matter of swiping a card. It seems pretty low stress to me. I don't know anything about the application process, etc though.

    Congrats on hubby's job! I am sure baby girl will be way excited to see you when you get home. ♥

  2. hehe she always is! :) Its the best part of my day... than its down hill from there... :)

  3. Congrats on his job!

    Try not to worry about Grandma. Just think about the extra cultural exposure she is getting with all that Spanish. ;)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Huge congratulations on your husband finding a job. That's just fabulous.

    If you're eligible for food stamps, I'd definitely encourage you to apply for them. WIC goes up even higher, so I'd try to apply for that. I can't remember if you're in NY or if I'm making that up, but here's the NY WIC website. Looking into local food banks might also be worthwhile, depending.

    You may also consider looking into subsidized child care: in New York the benefit is pretty generous and goes up pretty high. That said, I wouldn't worry about your daughter not understanding spanish. At that age, languages are so easy to pick up that's it's more likely she'll learn spanish than not be able to understand her.

    (I know a ridiculous amount about benefit programs across the country because of a recent project I worked on, and I just pulled up my NY spreadsheet and it reminded me that rent subsidies also go quite high--or did in 2005, which is the year I have data on. I'm not sure of all the eligibility requirements, but I'd definitely look into it if you're renting. It could be worth several hundred dollars a month.)

    Congrats again on the hubby's job!



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