So it is that time of year again. The time when I set aside my reasoning skills and work myself into the ground in order to finance Christmas. It's pumpkin farm time.
This is my 3rd season, those of you playing the home game will realize that my first season, I was 7 months pregnant. Our financial situation wasn't great at the time, so I was always on the lookout for extra income. I saw an ad in the local paper for Kuiper's and called them up. I told them on the phone I was very pregnant and they asked if I could run a cash register. Of course I can. So that's how I came to work in the "Corn Crib Cafe" @ Kuiper's. What I really liked about it was that it is a seasonal job, about 6 weeks and it's over.
But those 6 weeks are brutal for me. Esp. this year. Last season I only worked Saturdays, it's hard to work 7 days a week without a close babysitter. This year, I am working full weekends. I am not sure what I was thinking, other than Andrew's birthday and Christmas are within a few days of each other. December gets a little expensive. So, starting next week I am working 7 days a week until the end of October. The only exception being Oct. 22nd, because I want to take Andrew to the pumpkin farm. He is going to love the pony rides. My only reprieve is that from October 12-19, Justin and Andrew will be in Florida visiting my dad and stepmom. So, I will be able to veg out or see friends without taking away from time with my boys.
Today was my first full day this season and I am beat. I am fine while I am there running around, but as soon as I get in my car to drive home, it's like I have been beaten with a stick. Being on my feet like that all day is tiring, especially because I have a regular desk job during the week. But it is fun and the people are really nice. Some of the teenagers I work with actually have brains. It is fun to see all the kids running around being kids. I wouldn't go back if it wasn't fun, but man am I tired.
How tired you ask? So tired, that I was glad the coupons I was going to run to the Jewel tonight to use were already expired. I think that says it all.