Thursday, May 04, 2006

Various goings-on and thoughts and updates

I've been very slow blogging lately for a few reasons. One, I've been having feelings and issues that are too private to my family to voice on a public forum. Those close to us know what's happening, so I needn't elaborate. Secondly, I've been spending any spare moment I have on the computer or reading books learning about investing. It's really the only way I can assure Golf's and my retirement in about 25 years, esp. with him being self-employed -- we have no 401k program, Social Security will be bankrupt and mutual funds will likely not give us a rate of return that will make a difference over the long run. That leaves ME being financially educated enough to navigate this financial river. It's a big bite, but one I'm confident I can handle.

Next is my job situation. I drove 40 minutes on the freeway, in a lot of traffic using expensive gas to purchase a $2 study guide that the county could not mail to me. Don't ask me why. I got there and discovered that because I have a bachelor's degree I may not have to take this upcoming exam! It's the exam to be qualified for a teaching assistant position. Gee, I wish it said that on their website, because I've been sitting around doing nothing about my job situation, waiting for May 12, the test date. So since I don't have to take the test, I went to the school district office to apply for any teaching assistant job that may be available. Now I'm waiting to hear back from them. I understand that summer's coming up and there may not be any jobs available until the new school year begins. That would suck, because I really need to bring in some income.

Next month, I take another exam to qualify to be a substitute teacher. Hopefully between being a sub and a TA, I'll be able to make some decent income -- and the hours are little enough that Golf can take care of the baby and when I get home, I can take over child care duties, so it all works out well. Just waiting to hear back from the school district now, and it's frustrating.

Diet's going well. I've lost 6.5 pounds so far. Just keeping at it!

1 comment:

Jyotsna said...

Hi Amy,

I wanted to encourange you on the weight you lost.

You will do fine.

HOpe you are doing okay. I was a little worried about you!