Saturday I got my starter replaced. My coworkers son is a sweetheart and is going to be my local mechanic. YAY! While he was doing his thing with my car, Pooka and I went across the road to the lil shopping strip to look around and kill time. We ended up in Borders and I had Pooka read me some books and we sat through story time. That was cool. At the end of the strip is a grocery store where one of the popular urban stations were out in the lot. They were playing that cupid shuffle song and for the first time I seen how the dance goes. Simple stuff. I debated on going down there to get a bumper sticker or whatever they were giving out but decided against it. After we got back my mechanic was finishing up on the van. We spoke a little vehicle stuff (more him than me) and we were on our way. He gave me the core and I took it back to the auto parts place to get my money back. I already had plans for the money I got back but talking that car talk made me want to do something under the hood, so I charged my A/C.
While I was doing my thing I was thinking that maybe after I get my PT stuff going good I could go to classes to learn cars. I know a lil something now thanks to keeping cars until they are crashed up or die. It would save me plenty of money down the road cuz if something went down on my car, I'd just buy what I needed and fix it on my time, on my dime. Who knows if I really will take the proper courses to learn, but I was thinking about it.
On the hospitals website they finally took the post down for that job I wanted. I assume that means that the proper people will be looking through the apps this week. I really want that job but I got to thinking..."what would I do if I got the job". It's a day job, M-F. My only thought was if I was offered the job, would they by able to give me flexible hours so I can finish my undergrad career out. If not, there could be a problem! LOL
While online, I checked out other accredited PT schools and learned that UNC Chapel Hill is now, starting Fall 07, offering the program Duke is! YAY! Both are very competitive to get into, but now I have 2 schools that are kinda local that I can try to get into. There are some others schools in NC that offers a slightly lesser program which isn't bad. I just want what I want and now I have two options vs. one! YAY!
I decided to fire up the grill yesterday. I ended up putting some Italian style mixed veggies on and they came out yummy! Pooka wanted to put some meat on the grill but we don't have any meat right now. When I went to the store I didn't see any sales I liked, so we are temporary vegetarians. LOL!
I finally decided on what I was going to do for Pooka's birthday. I am going to get some cupcakes, icecream cups, and some balloons, then take them up to her daycare during their after school, afternoon snack. That way all her little friends are already there, parents don't have to drive out their way, and I don't have much to clean up if anything. Sweet! I may take her up to Chuck's place that Saturday and let her run around but I don't know for sure yet.
On another note, my inner therapist and I had a talk. I am hating on Babydaddy. See what happened was he planned to come down for Pooka's birthday on the same weekend I was going to throw her party. I assumed (you know what they say about assuming) that Pooka would chill with him that weekend after the party. Then I get a call stating that that one of his "friends" is coming down to visit her fam the following weekend, so he is coming down with her to save cheddar. Okay, cool. I still had the same assumption that Pooka would be chilling with him that weekend. I wasn't quite sure so I asked him last night when we spoke what his plans were.
This joker said that he was thinking that I would drop Pooka off Saturday where he is for a lil while then come back to get her, then repeat on Sunday. I told him that I was thinking that Pooka would be spending at least one of the two nights with him. That's fair right? One night with your seed, one night with one of your pussies. That's fair. He said that he'd see. WTH? Why do I have to be the one to transport and make the visits happen the majority of the time? This isn't about Pooka and him at least wanting to spend some time with her, cuz that is great. I am ill because of ME. Why I gotta be the one to do the leg work? He has 52 weekends a year to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants to do it! No babysitter arrangements be made, no nothing. I get about 5. I have to sacrifice most the time. I want him to sacrifice too! We BOTH made a child, not just me. I was telling this to Snookums and he said that maybe how long he has with Pooka isn't controlled by him. That maybe his friend is calling the shots. This maybe true, but IMO it should have been presented to me that way. That he was going to be around and wanted to spend a few hours with Pooka. Not the whole, it's her birthday and as her father I should spend a weekend with her, blah blah blah.
Like I said, it all boils down to hateration. I don't have the freedom that he has. I don't regret any choices that I've made, but to be honest...sometimes I wish that he would have to sacrifice something so I could have a significant amount of time to myself. Ladykat, Lsbnmom, Party Girl, and my fam are there for me if I really needed some long/overnight Ladynay time. I don't want to go to them too much cuz they have their own lives to take care of. I am thankful cuz some single parents don't even have that, however, I think if anyone should help me and give some of their time to Pooka, it should be him. If anyone is going to make these visits happen, it should be him. Call it selfish or whatever you want.
Hmmmm whatelse? I put my car up for sale on Craigslist! So far I got 2 1/2 offers, none close to what I willing to give it up for right now. The half is cuz one dude emailed me and wanted to know the type of engine and miles on the car. I can't respond right now cuz I dont' know that info. So I consider him a half offer! LOL
This morning I got to test out my a/c and lets just say I did a damn good job! Pooka and I were frosty by time we got to the daycare this morning! YAY me!
Guess I should start work now huh?