Ben didn’t get the full-time job. It looks like they may try to cobble together full-time hours for him next year with half time teaching, half time being an instructional aide (IA). This would allow him to keep his benefits (which we’re both currently on), and provide close to his current salary. The problem is, this would still be a temporary position, and we’ll be in this exact same position next year–total uncertainty. And of course, that’s not even a sure thing yet. We’ll know more after his meeting with the hiring person today. So we’re in the process of dealing. Trying to crunch some numbers and come up with alternate plans. To be completely honest, I’m reeling a bit, but trying hard to take it in stride. We’ve just decided that we’re not going to let our current circumstances dictate our course of action; we will decide what we want, and figure out how to get there. OK, now on to the fun stuff!
It’s my birthday weekend! We’ll be celebrating with a party of course. Lots of food. Lots of drink. Lots of my favorite people. I can’t wait!!
I have a race tomorrow! The Vermont Respite House Jiggety Jog 5k is my favorite local race. I’ve fundraised and ran it the last two years, and it’s great. Last year, I got a birthday PR. Because of my looming marathon and stupid injured status, I may not be racing, but even so can’t wait to participate. I just met my fundraising goal yesterday (woohoo!), but the donation site is open until tomorrow. Please consider making a secure online donation by clicking this link. Every dollar goes directly to the Vermont Respite House and helps families say goodbye to their loved ones with dignity and respect.
Who else is racing this weekend? Good luck to you!