Besides the excessive over the top heat from this summer, it has been pretty laid back. Due to the issue with the IFS contracts being taken from the business I contract for, I have been mostly not working. I say mostly because I have actually had some private practice business, which is awesome. I have however been putting resumes in at lots of different places in hopes to come into some more work. My hope was to find something part time so I could continue with the other counseling contracts and private practice. I was however applying for full time positions as well, just in case. Sadly there just isn't a lot of counseling jobs out there right now. What little there is I have applied for.
I had times of doubt though, like many Americans at this time in our economy. I kept praying and still am. Adding to the stress, yesterday I was contacted by Ryker's babysitter stating that due to the fact her husband was applying for out of state dental school programs she had made the decision to not take on anymore kiddos, including babies. We knew that next year we would have to find another provider but this caused us to panic as many places don't take infants and those who do usually require many months of being on a waiting list. I also knew that many don't offer part time and are very expensive. Steven did some research and found out the nearest one to our house had an opening for Ryker's age and could take the baby at 6 weeks and they had a 3 day program. We went and checked it out today and Ryker really liked it. It literally is only 1 minute from our house. I was driving to Farmington to drop Ryker off and we live in Springdale. This made my drive to work most days about an hour long. It was comforting to know that he was taken care of though, and that I will have to get used to him going somewhere that I don't know the people, but we did do our research and there was no complaints or investigations done here and it is a licensed DHS approved facility. So I am little more relieved about that. I guess I am not so worried for Ryker right now because he is older, but I never liked putting my babies in daycare.
Today I get a call from the outpatient director at Vista. I did inpatient there before quitting last year to do the contracts. I had been talking with her about doing some part time stuff and because I was expecting I would have to take off when the baby is born. She tells me today that there is a school based position that I could do for 3 days a week and the school ironically is in Bentonville, which is where Steven and the other kids go. Very ideal. She says if need be this could turn full time after baby is born if I need it to. Right now I am excited I can do the part time thing and still continue with my other stuff. Plus it is school based which is a plus for me. I like working in schools, I got to do some with the contracts we had. Plus this is just one school and I can get situated there.
So hopefully, I will be starting that up soon when school starts. It was very nice to get much of the summer off to spend with the family and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm of course still praying this all works out and is what is best for me and the family. I am also very blessed to get to stay inside on most of these excessively hot days. This summer heat is crazy. I hope we never see another summer like this again. Please God!