Thursday, February 19, 2009

Heads or Tails

Heads- keep my cleaning service going, tails- go back to a "real job". This has been weighing on my mind since I completed my taxes about a week ago. Time for a pro/con list.

Pros to staying self-employed--

  • Make my own hours.
  • I can take and pick up my kids from school.
  • Weekends and holidays off.
  • No overtime.

Cons to staying self-employed--

  • Pay through the nose in taxes
  • Most of the time cannot get a full day of work
  • Have business expenses other than taxes
  • No overtime, not even 35-40 hour weeks (paying hours)

Pros to going back to a "real job"-- (considering going into nursing)

  • Full-time work
  • Possibility of overtime
  • Pay would be a little more than what I make now
  • Chance for health insurance/ life insurance
  • Possibility for other benefits
  • interaction with other co-workers
  • mom will probably get kids on and off to school

Cons of going back to a "real job"--

  • Most likely working weekends and holidays
  • probably need grandma/sitter to get the kids back and forth to school
  • have a boss
  • may have a different schedule every week

I'll add to the list as I think of more and if anyone reading this can think of something I might have overlooked, please leave me a note in the comments. :)


Ok so this is the reason I have been slacking on my blog, posting on the MJF boards, umm catching up on craft projects..... You get the pic. It seems I have become addicted to facebook! HELP!!! Lol


Yeah yeah yeah.. this is late. Thinking of Valentine's Day you tend to paint a picture of something like roses and chocolates or a romantic dinner, yadda yadda yadda...
No not me and Jeremy. hehehe Since he's not really into mushy stuff, I took him to see Friday the 13th and then dinner. He laughed through the movie, not that it was funny. Well there was one funny part, the little rich boy screamin like a lil girl . LOL Nah Jeremy was laughing at me. I never have been able to do scarey movies. I jumped, wriggled in my seat, covered my eyes, squeezed his arm. I know it I am such a sissy!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Crazy Winter Weather

The freezing rain started in last Monday night. I listened to it hit the roof of the trailer all night. At first it was kind of a nice sound, then it just got plain annoying. By Tuesday morning, we were covered in ice. Everything stopped for a few hours and then started back in and didn't let up until the wee hours of Wednesday morning. That was about the same time the power went out. I sent the kids off to their dad's house since he heats with wood. Jeremy came to my rescue a few hours later. The power was out for about 10 hours. We were lucky not ot have any large tree limbs or anything hit the house. I just wish we'd have a heat wave and all this snow and ice would disappear. Wishful thinking I know.