Friday, February 27, 2009


Miles: 28.4 + 6.4 =34.8

A quick recap of our last week, at which point you'll understand why this has to be quick.

Last Friday:
8am: husband left for weekend trip to Maryland
2pm: had a meeting with my advisor in which I was asked to write up the proposal for a third paper in less than a week
5pm: discovered that our daycare provider thought she had 7 weeks of paid vacation time in her contract, which was not our understanding at all

9am: called Child Care Resource Service to get a list of licensed daycares in the area, discovered that they are closed on Saturdays and you can't get the information from their website.
all day: watched Elliot and worked feverishly on proposal for advisor during nap time and after Elliot's bedtime.

I do not work on Sundays. Instead I went to a basketball game with N and had a really good time.
Brendan came home

Monday: called Child Care Resource Service back and requested information on daycares. Stayed up late working on proposal.

Tuesday: finally got proposal sent to advisor around 11pm.

Wednesday: got packet of information from Child Care Resource Service. Went through it flagging places that looked promising.

8:30am: dropped off Elliot
9am: met with a potential daycare person
9:30-5: ran around campus like a crazy person, from one meeting to the next (seriously, I was at 4 different meetings/obligations, all of which were in different buildings, between the hours of 11am and 3:30 pm)
5pm: gave daycare provider 2 week notice

9am: met with another potential provider
10am: dropped off Elliot
10:30: met with yet another potential provider
11:30 finally got to work, worked like mad person
2pm: meeting with advisor. Outlook--write grant proposal by Sunday, write Chapter 1 of my dissertation by Monday morning. No pressure, but it has to be good so I can finalize my committee and schedule the prelim, which by the way, might have to be during the vacation we were planning to take.
5pm: daycare provider told us she is closing her doors and will not be open effective immediately. Translation, we have to find someplace else by Monday morning.



Anonymous said...

"5pm: daycare provider told us she is closing her doors and will not be open effective immediately. Translation, we have to find someplace else by Monday morning."

ummm.... is that legal??? don't they have to give *you* notice, if you have to give them notice???

i'm praying.

JPG05 said...

She could just as easily have told us she was taking 2 weeks of her vacation time. I understand why she did it and I'm really not angry with her about it, but yes, a little bit more warning would have been nice. Zero regular business hours to find new daycare is a bit much. We found a temporary solution that may become permanent, but for the sake of not constantly moving Elliot around, we're searching for a permanent solution as quickly as possible. Prayers welcome!

MJ said...

Thinking of you and hoping that this week has been looking up!
Let's chat soon, if you have time. Sending up prayers for you that hopefully you can find a great place for Elliot to spend his days.