Saturday, August 04, 2012

What's up?

I have become a terrible blogger these days. I would like to get better at this again, but I've been having challenges. A quick update on my life.

I've had three interviews this summer. Each interview went well and I truly thought I had a chance...but I seem to never be the final choice for getting the actual job. It can be frustrating, but I'm trying to remain optimistic.

I got a call from a girl who told me about a public library that needs a full time children's librarian. I know about this library and was very reluctant because the hours of operation are bad. You see, it is a shared library: half the day it is a school library and the other half it is a public library. After being told several times about this position, I finally looked into it. The hours are M-Th: 3pm-9pm, F:3pm-8pm, and every other Sat: 10am-5pm. Absolutely not! A job like this would mean never being able to eat dinner with my family. It would mean leaving for work every day about the time my children are coming home. It would basically mean never spending time with them anymore. (or at least very little) It would mean never being able to see my son's sport events, attend any child's concert, etc. Terrible! I know that God must have a better plan than that for me.

In the meantime, I have been working at a Christian summer camp in the office. I really love it there. Last week, a former classmate of mine from high school came in with a large youth group from the city of Rochester. I knew that he had become a pastor. It was good to see him and talk with him. I had not seen him in about 20 years. I cannot afford to work at this camp forever. It has been a nice diversion...but unfortunately it will never pay the bills. Full time has not been offered anyway so it is irrelevant to think about.

Last week I got several mysterious bug bites on my neck, one on my right ear and two on my face. I also have four bites on my legs. The ones on my neck have flared up to a terrible rash...driving me crazy. I am on benadryl, also applying hydrocortisone creme. Keeping cool seems to help. Since today the heat is unbearable, I have been confined to a room in the house with an air conditioner unit in the window...which my personal doctor (husband) set up for me. Some people have told me that I ought to see a doctor (real one)...but I am hesitating because my health insurance is so poor. My health insurance decides for me-in it's infinite wisdom what is and isn't necessary to keep me healthy. Then I am left holding a large bill when I stray outside of it's guidelines.

That is all for now. I am ending this rather abruptly. Sorry...I have lost patience with thinking and typing while using a tiny keyboard...where I keep making errors and having to constantly correct.

Sorry no picture.


Martha said...

I hope today is looking better for you, and I'm glad your personal doctor is doing his best to keep you comfortable.

Martha said...

I hope today is looking better for you, and I'm glad your personal doctor is doing his best to keep you comfortable.

I will not do my best to prove I am not a robot. (It didn't work the first time.)

Martha said...

Oh, wait. Maybe it did.

Priscilla said...

And here I thought that someone besides my sister had read and commented on my blog!

StacyB said...

Priscilla - is it healing yet?
I will pray for all that you mention.
Being weary and discouraged is just where Satan wants us - it make it so much easier for us to believe his lies. I know... I'm dangling close to the edge myself.
Please hold fast to the Truth. God DOES have a great plan for you. The waiting is painful. I'm not minimizing that in the slightest. I pray that this morning finds you with new joy and eyes that see new mercies from the One who holds all your days.

Priscilla said...

Thank you, Stacy. That means a lot. I really appreciate the prayers.

I finally figured out that my rash was not from bug bites...but a mysterious allergic reaction to something. I am healing...but have new spots on my arms and right foot.