So I haven't written a blog entry in a little over three months. WOW! It's not that I don't want to, I simply don't have the time. Having a little person sure takes up a lot of your time. Having to work full time probably doesn't help either. When I'm not working I'm with Selena and even when I'm off, getting on the computer to write a blog entry isn't on the top of my to do list. Fortunately, today I AM off from work, Selena is sleeping, and I got to get on the computer, woohoo! Now let's see if I can even come up with anything interesting to say...
Not a whole lot is new in my life. Selena's father is still watching here while I'm at work, which has been a huge help. I have to take her out to his place beforehand which is kind of a pain but at least I don't have to pay for a babysitter. Working in town helps too, with gas prices and all. We only live 2 miles away from where I work. Speaking of work, its going pretty well also. I'm finally not on noc shift anymore, now I work swing, or 1PM to 9:30PM. We have lost quite a few residents over the past few months and have had to cut back on staff, which has sucked, but we are making due. I usually had four RA's, but now only have three. I also have had to start doing the lunch and sometimes dinner dishes. If I don't have a lot of med aide stuff going on that day its no problem but if I have 8 people on alert who I need to get vitals on and also spend all that extra time doing dishes, I run out of time and quick! I have been finding ways to make it work though. And hopefully we will be getting more residents and can work on getting all our staff back to full time hours. I'm very thankful that my hours weren't cut, but having worked there now for almost 2 and a half years, I've been there the longest in the memory care unit. So no hour cuts for me! I've also still got that crush on a fellow employee, but I don't see it going anywhere. We text every now and then outside of work, but its always me who starts it and works to keep the convo going. I'm pretty sure he's not interested. : ( Oh well.
I've been really wishing I had a special guy in my life here lately. I know that Selena's father and I will never work out, and I'm okay with that. Who is going to want someone who already has a child though? I know, I know, there are guys like that out there, but when you find one, could you point him my way? There is one guy that I have been talking to, but his job keeps him so ridiculously busy that I don't know if it would work out. He knows about Selena and has met her and seemed like he was totally fine with it. Now that I think about it though, I haven't seen him since. He is still talking to me though, so hopefully he is still interested.
Selena was 8 months old on Mother's Day and is an absolute joy! She is eating baby food now and talking some. She says Ma Ma and Da Da all the time and seems to know which is which. She smiles and laughs and everything and everyone which has been awesome. I like to take her to work every now and then and she doesn't get afraid with all the older people crowding around to see her and hold her. She can sit up on her own and loves to roll around on the floor. She hasn't quite got around to crawling yet but scoots her way around to where ever she wants to go. I think developmentally she is doing fine. Last time she was weighed and measured she was in the 73rd percentile for her weight but only the 37th for her height! My short chubby little baby!
Well, I think this is probably enough of an "update" for now. Hope everyone is doing well and we will do this again soon. : )