Monday, March 26, 2012

Checking In

It's been a really crappy week.  I've gained 1.4 lbs. since last Wed, so I'm up to 241.4 this morning.  Dwayne is still really worried about losing his job, so we had a rough few days around here with some disagreements.  Right now, I work part-time at the insurance company, leaving me time to do more Errand Fairy work (when I have it).  Things are slow now though with EF...things really dropped off after Christmas.  Dwayne has insisted that I go back to work full-time, and EF be damned.  He said I can still do it in the evenings and on the weekends if I want.  Oh?  I get to work 7 days a week?  Why thank you very much!!

Several things about this irritate me.  First of all, he makes plenty of money for me to keep the schedule I have and continue to grow the Errand Fairy (wildly successful businesses aren't created overnight!).  But he refuses to budget his money.  He's never had to...he's always bought whatever he wants, whenever he wants...and refuses to change that.  Secondly, if I'm 8a-5p at the insurance place, I have to get up at 6a, leave here at 6:30 in order to get to work at 7:15p, then hang out til 8a.  Get off at 5p and get back home at 6p.  If I leave any later than 6:30...thanks to Atlanta traffic, I cannot get to work by 8am and would be late every day.  So....that's an 11.5 hr day from the time I leave til the time I get home, and I'm only paid for 8 of those hours.

We live 10 mins from his work.  He doesn't have to be to work until 9a-10am, first off.  He's usually off by 5p.  See the difference????  It irritates the shit out of me.

And then....he wants me to do EF in the evenings AFTER an 11 hour day???  Gee thanks.  And on weekends, so I have NO free time at all?? Or better yet.....give up on the dream completely??  Grrrrrr.

Anyhoo....we're back on speaking terms now, and I do see the point that if he loses  his job, I really should be making more money.  But I'm not ready to give up on Errand Fairy.  I told Dwayne that I'd go in to work today and ask my boss about putting me back on full-time.  He just hired a marketing girl though full-time at $20/hr, so I don't know if his budget will allow it.  Maybe 30 hours? 

And  by the way, one of my EF clients who is a radiologist, emailed me yesterday to say that she has referred me to one of her friends and she should be emailing me soon.  A new client!! 

Trying to move past the stress well enough to get the eating back on track.  We grilled out last night, so I have leftover chicken, grilled veggie kabobs and grilled asparagus to take for lunch for the next 3 days (I already have the individual bowls made up in the frig).  I haven't had any breakfast this stomach is too nervous, knowing I've got to talk to Scott today.

Hope all of you have a fabulous week!! 


  1. Life can definitely get in the way of our best intentions! Sorry about the uncertainty of Dwayne's job...that is so stressful, and sounds like he's taking some of it out in your direction.

    Good luck with the working - $20.00/hr isn't too shabby - though I know you'd rather be growing the business. Just take it all a day at a time. Your lunches this week sound great!

  2. I hope this week is better for you!

  3. Sorry to hear you're struggling. I've just come to accept the 7 day work week which seems to be the only way to have any extra money to fix our house that's falling apart. I try to look at it like this... I'm not a roofer in the summer or someone that has to work 3 shifts at different fast food places so it's not that bad. We have a/c and a place to sit so we can endure anything and it WON'T be forever. I hope you get an answer that's good for all of you! Oh and I'm so proud of you for having your lunch prepared!!