The Caffeine Addict

Good to the last drop.

New job on the horizon April 28, 2006

Filed under: Family,Rant — Shannon @ 10:13 am

I have officially quit the restaurant industry! My last day is May 6th. I am so excited – I can enjoy weekends now! Through my brother, I have found a great job which allows me to work from home 25 hours a week. Nothing exciting – but the people I will work for seem really nice and cool.

The baby update is that she has been diagnosed with hypotonia. We will be doing physical therapy five times a week. I think three times at CHOC and twice a week someone will come to our home. From the research I have done online, it seems to be an underlying condition of something else. It could stem from a central nervous systems issue (cerebral palsy) or a muscular problem (muscular dystrophy or ms) . So hopefully, we will found out more after we are assesed at CHOC. I am praying for a total miracle – that she will just defy all the reasoning and catch up with kids her age and have no other issues.

I will keep you informed!


Update April 19, 2006

Filed under: Family,Rant — Shannon @ 4:19 pm

Boy – a lot of updates for you! We have a new puppy – her name is Gigi. She is totally cute and we have had her about 2 weeks. I will see if Jon can post a picture soon.

My friend Shellie’s shower is this weekend. I should really start moving on that! Rachel had her one year check up and the doctor decided to have her start physical therapy. We have not started yet but I will let you know how that is going.

Work is crazy – I got in trouble a few weeks back about being late. I am talking 2 to 3 minutes late. The traffic is getting crazy – even up by us. My work is 12 miles away and it now takes me almost an hour to get there. Sometimes I ask myself if it is worth it. They are also requiring that I work Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. This is a new thing because previously you could chose one and then find some kind soul to cover it for you – normally for a fee or big favor. This year that is not allowed. I find that crazy because after almost four years of working there – I still have to do what the new people do. Holidays suck at restaurants – you make the worst money that day. People normally go one step up on the class scale on holidays – so the people who normally go to Denny’s come there. Poeple also want you to treat their guest of honor like gold. To do that at every table and not make any money is totally not worth it.

Do something else for your mother on Mother’s Day instead of waiting two hours in a restaurant. Most mother’s of adult children just want to hang out with you anyway and know that you are thinking of them. Mother’s of multiple young children just want time away from children as a present. If you happen to find yourself in a restaurant that day – give that server a nice fat tip. Trust me – you will be thought of kindly all day!

I have not told Jon yet but my Mother’s Day present was getting my face waxed for the first time – yikes that hurt! I did not want to be furry for this big important shower. So if I see you in the next few weeks – check me out!

See you soon!