I'm pretty glad that this week is on its way to being farther away in my memory. I started my new job which has its own challenges in it; getting to know a whole new set of kids, parents, staff, and a boss. The room I am in is a little more difficult since it is a Head Start room. The bonus is that there should usually be three teachers in there at all times. That's right. Three. I am guaranteed 40 hours each week. Even when we are ridiculously low in ratio, I will stay until my shift is done. Anything over 40 hours is overtime and they will actually pay me for my time. Amazing.
I quickly learned how amazing my new boss is. Wednesday when I had the whole Maddie Sue fiasco, I had to call in. On my third day of work. Although it was an emergency to me, I didn't know how it would look for others. I called the secretary (who I can't even remember her name since it's my first week) and cried uncontrollably letting her know about my dog and to have my boss call me back. She eventually did call me back and although she told me that things were crazy at work, she would come over and be with me so I wouldn't have to be alone. Amazing. The next day she gave me hugs and talked to me about how she understands that animals aren't just pets, they are more like people.
I keep dreaming about Maddie Sue...I see her every where. I still do that with Ernie whenever I go to the parents house. I expect Ernie to be at the top of the stairs waiting for me and now when I get home and I'm in the kitchen, I expect Maddie Sue to be there too. Prior to her crossing the rainbow bridge, I felt as though as a whole in me and Rob's relationship. That we weren't close and we were pushing each other away. Every since dealing with this, we have grown closer and have leaned back on each other. It's a wonderful feeling.
Today we took Thrashy to the dog park. He definitely liked sniffing those butts! I just got done ordering my Needle Master Needle System through Hobby Lobby. I used a 40% off coupon and got it for $43. AND I'm extremely excited about it. Now if only I had a knitting partner to go to the tea shop with me. ;)