I got some hopeful news, and since I know y'all worry I thought I would share: one of my references for The Job I Really Want called me earlier tonight to let me know that she got a call from the place! This means that I am still in the running! I've been angsting over not having gotten a call back yet (as those of you who know my on the facespace or follow me on the Twitter are WELL-aware), but I guess they just wanted to make sure my criminal background check came back okay before putting the time and wo/manpower into calling references. YAY!
If I get the job, I may just be able to avoid getting evicted/having something vital turned off/sending the kids to live with my ex. It won't be PRETTY, but...I might be able to keep all the plates spinning on top of their wobbly sticks with a little creative juggling.
Also, some GREAT news: we got a letter from the elementary school today letting us know they are recommending that MIDDLE CHILD begin participating in the school's accelerated learners program for mathematics next year! What the HECK with my kids and all the crazy math achievements lately?!? Apparently the hospital switched that baby, too, but I am not giving HIM back either :) GO MIDDLY! I am especially proud considering that when he was three and four we weren't even sure he'd be able to successfully participate in a mainstream classroom. Three cheers for early intervention and one very hard-working little boy!*
* I debated even sharing this here, because that awful woman who sent me the eleventy-kajillion increasingly incoherent and outrageous e-mails seems to have a hard-on for my pride in my childrens' accomplishments in particular and accused me of making up Big Child's awards and recognitions. As those of you who saw the photos on the facespace are aware, I most certainly did nothing of the sort, but it still stung because I really don't brag about my kids half as much as I'd LIKE to on here. I don't want to be that obnoxious mommy-blogger who thinks her kids are better than everyone else's (and I don't, I just think they're the best kids I'VE got). But y'know what, FUCK HER. I'm not going to let some random stranger's psychotic break keep me from sharing something so amazing, so yeah: I'm proud of my kid and I bragged on my blog. Mea culpa! If it bothers you that I brag about my kids when they do something amazing, quit checking my blog umpteen times per day from your iPad, unnamed lunatic whose IP address starts with 67.197!