Monday, August 18, 2008

Little Sis' First Day & My New Job

Ok, so I had my interviews on Friday. I got a call at 7:30 this morning, asking if I could start work TODAY! YAY! I got the Special Ed Instructional Aid position. Pay level 2 (don't know how much that is, but it sounds better than the starting wage of $11-something). I go in tomorrow, taking Big Sis with me, to finish up paperwork and for a meeting (more on that later). I officially start on Wednesday (again, taking Big Sis with me), and school starts on Thursday. Which means that I have to find care for Little Sis in the morning from 7:30 to 9, and THEN find someone to take her to preschool! Starting on Wednesday! I think I may have a solution, since I have a couple of options. One of them is $245 a month, though!

In addition to the Aid position, I was offered Workability, which helps the Special Ed students in the high school prepare for jobs. Resume work, interview prep, driving them to interviews, making sure they get their time cards in on time, etc. It's not a piece of cake, but I'm getting paid for it, that's for sure! I am meeting with the coordinator tomorrow. So, because of this, I have to find care for Little Sis from 12:30 until 3:30. This will be included in the $245 a month, though.

Little Sis had a good day at school, today, too! She said she met some new friends and enjoyed her lunch. They listened to music, played outside (I bet that was comfortable -- 99° at 10am), and she chose the slide over the swings (I don't blame her -- the slide is under the awning, the
swings in the sun). I was a tiny bit late picking her up at the bus stop, but no one told me what time they'd be there. And then they told me the times will change! But if she ends up going to day care, it won't matter. I'll pick her up at 3:30 from there.

So that was my day. We had E tonight. I also made Peking Chicken. Instead of pork chops in the recipe, I sliced up some boneless, skinless chicken breast and again, I used teriyaki sauce. SO YUMMY! Big Sis put up a fuss, but Little Sis (our picky eater) ate two pieces and all her creamed corn. And 5 slices of pineapple! E also ate her mashed potatoes but only 2 slices of pineapple. Tomorrow, we'll be having peas, and no one's happy about that (except Mommy. Mommy loves her some peas!)

I'm excited to start work! Cha-ching!


  1. Congratulations Jaime!!! Hope you love your new job!

  2. Congrats on the new job! I have three boys with autism so I have a lot of respect for the teachers & others who work with special needs kids.

    btw, your girls are adorable!


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