Now for the good stuff! I got a call today from a lady who does drug studies in affiliation with the "other hospital" where I work part time. A lady who works part time where my real job is, works with this woman full time at the other hospital. With me? So she recommended me to help with a study coming up. Here is what that means for me. I will help by working occasional 12 hour nights over there, where I will assess the patients in the study every 4 hours and help in administering the study drug. Then, I am free to sleep till the next assessment 4 hours later, repeat till shift ends. In other words, I will be paid $20/hour to mostly sleep, because they need reliable, competent nurses to accurately record the data for the study. I can do this in addition to my regular job shifts and my extra shifts at the other hospital; so, more pay without suffering through more sleepless nights and flip-flopping my schedule back and forth from days/nights. If you could see my bank account, you would realize the significance of this opportunity. It. is. huge! I will probably only do this once or twice a week and it won't be every week, so I plan to take every shift they offer me that I can.
Baby needs a new pair o' shoes, ya know.
I grow more and more hopeful that we will actually overcome the burden of our undisciplined debt in the next couple of years. When that happens, our life will take on a whole new sense of freedom. I get excited just thinking of that day. This is one lesson I will make sure my sons get a lot of instruction on; NOT going into credit card and other revolving credit debt. I wish my parents had focused on this and taught me the perils of debt, but alas, it is a lesson they haven't even fully learned yet.
(Note to gallery: that was more of a "moving back to the positive" sigh, as opposed to a "dwelling in the negative" sigh.)