Friday Free-For-All – 05/06/16

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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!




14 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 05/06/16

  1. dgobs says:

    Sorry about Ben’s job situation… uncertainty is so unsettling and stressful. I like the take of deciding what you want rather than letting circumstances dictate action – here’s hoping something excellent will work out so that you guys can get what you want! Have a fantastic birthday weekend and a great Jiggity Jog! 😀

  2. txa1265 says:

    Aw fudge (and he didn’t say fudge). 😦 That is so crappy about the job … I look at my two boys and the dozens of amazing teachers they’ve had through the years and the way we as a society undervalue them is just infuriating!

    Good luck with the Jiggety Jog – hope you are feeling up to running even as a ‘fun run’, it should be a good time no matter what!

    Birthday! WooHoo! Happy Birthday! I swear that before the internet I was happy that my family are lame slackers who ended up spreading things across a couple of weeks before everyone gave a gift / card / call … now I love hearing from everyone … plus Lisa and the boys make the day itself so special 🙂 Enjoy it old lady! 🙂

    • DarlinRae says:

      Thanks, Mike. I plan to. Ben has had some suspicious behaviors this week which are making me think some kind of surprise might be happening, which is exciting! But regardless, so many of my friends and family will be there to celebrate, which is all I could really want 😀

  3. sarahdudek80 says:

    I am just catching up after a week away. So sorry to hear that he didn’t get the job. I’ve been bouncing around between things and potential moves and man, it can certainly be scary for the whole family. I hope you can relax and focus on a wonderful weekend and a fun 5k! Happy birthday!

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