Sunday, July 11, 2010

1 Down... 3 More To Go...

So I went to meet the first family today. I meet with the L's (family name hidden for privecy reasons). They are a nice family that just moved here from San Antonio. They have 4 year Ella and a 2 month old son. They seem really nice. They were offering a varying schedule that would guarantee 20 to 30 hours a week for $400 a week. I met Ella and she seemed sweet. The house is about 20 mins from my house so that is good.  I still have to meet with 3 other parties.

Tomorrow is the Indian family and S's. I like the Indian family. The mom is really sweet and fun to talk to. It would be 7am to 6:30pm for $375 a week. There are two little boys (8 years old and 2 years old). I would get there in the morning and get the boys ready for school and preschool. Then I would come back to the house and do laundry. Then pick up the youngest and bring him home, get him lunch and put him down for a nap. Then at 3:15 I wake him up and go get his older bother from school. Then it would be snack, homework and one tv show before mom comes home.

The S's would only need me 3 days a week for their 3 month old, Alivia. 8am to 5pm and at $12.50 an hour. So far this is my top choice (I still have to meet the family). This is a family I can be with for a few years. Laura seems really nice. This position will allow me to bond with the child but still leave me available to go back to school and to allow me time to set up house. Plus I would be home early enough in the evening to fix dinner for Matt and be able to do trivia with him. Plus I would be available to go to his shows again.

I also have a third interview with two ladies for a nanny share. It would be two days with one family and two days with the other family. Again 8am to 5pm. But this is only $11 an hour.

So its safe to say I have some thinking to do. I am open to any suggestions.

Namaste my friends.

Kelly Star

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful But The Blog Is So Delightful

It has been storming for about an hour to an hour and half. It is a doozy. The lighting was intense, insanely bright, and frequent. The thunder is insanely loud. I am surprised that Riley isn't awake. Today was fairly quiet. Just slept at Matt's and hung out with him. We did some grocery shopping and called for utility rate quotes. Now I am at work and bored. Any suggestions?

Namaste my friends.

Kelly Star

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Fates Are Smiling Again!!! And Boy, Do They Have A Sense Of Humor!!!

So I know that it has been a few days since my last blog entry and once you hear EVERYTHING you will understand.

First of all the beach was AMAZING!!! I had woken up early on Sunday to make the pecan pie and to finish packing. Matt picked me up at 10am and we went straight down. The ride down was pretty uneventful. We did pass to interesting sites. First was a church that had a sign that said "Today may be your last day". Scary message for the start of your trip... The second place was a store that sales Antique wood which was pretty rotten and weather worn planks of wood. When we arrived in Myrtle Beach we are surprised to see a honest to god Hell's Angel riding by Matt's parents' neighborhood. I have never seen a Hell's Angel before in real life. It was interesting.

We had lunch with Matt's parents. His parents mainly talked about my school situation (they want me to do a class action lawsuit), how Matt was screwed by his school, and how they want to meet my parents (YIKES!!!). After lunch Matt's parents went to a neighborhood pool party while Matt and I stayed back at the house so he could sleep and I could do Nanny job search stuff. I had been posting on Craigslist and had quite a few emails to go through.

When Matt's parents came home we went down to Murrells Inlet to see the fireworks. It was really cool and really pretty down there. Matt and I ate hot dogs and hung out with his folks until the show started. There was a marsh island in front of us that had goats and a peacock. Once the fireworks started I kind of forgot that the others were there. The fireworks were shot off the end of the pier that snaked in front of us. They were huge and really in our faces. They were SOOOOO beautiful. I actually forgot to take pictures of them.

On Monday, we all went out to lunch to this restaurant called Flo's Place. I had a super yummy hamburger. After that Matt's mom took Matt and I to Huntington Beach. Matt and I had a ton of fun playing in the waves. While we were leaving we saw some random kid standing on top of his parents' truck. Stupid parents. 

When we left, Matt's dad took us to the neighborhood's new outdoor pool. We had a lot of fun playing football in the pool with some of the kids and other adults. We went back to his parents' house. While his mom cooked dinner, Matt and I hung out in my room playing on our laptops. He was playing facebook games while I responded to more nanny emails. I was also curious about one I had received the day before that seem oddly strict for  a "please be our nanny" email. For one thing the mother was very vague about the business they own but said that her husband sang in the Raleigh Opera. So I followed Matt's mom's advice to google her since they had a very uncommon last name. Well imagine my surprise when the majority that pops up is someone by the same name is the co-author of a BUNCH of books with Jenna Jameson. Yes the porn star. So I do more searching and I found the "business" that she owns with her husband (I used the Opera singing to narrow down the right couple) and found out that they create erotic bedtime stories put on CD's. I LOST it. Majorly. I was laughing so hard I was crying. I had to have Matt read this stuff to make sure I wasn't nuts. He was as stunned as I was. I mean when I put up the ad looking for a Nanny position, I never had the faintest idea that someone like this would contact me. I still can't believe it.

Matt's mom made Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes. They were yummy. I unfortunately accidentally rolled my steak across the table when I was trying to cut it (which lead to a night long joke of Matt singing "On top of old smokey"). Everybody had a good laugh over it but I was EXTREMELY embarrassed. After dinner we played more Rummy Que. They also taught me how to play Phase ten which was alot of fun. We played until 1am.

The next day, Tuesday, we headed back to Chapel Hill. Along the way we saw a bunch of weird things. We kept seeing these signs in front of pretty much EVERY church we passed in South Carolina. There were also billboards. The thing that confused us was that they weren't out on Sunday when we were driving through. We also passed this car carrier that looked like the van was about to fall off. It was so bad that NOBODY stayed behind them. We also saw this HHR similar to mine get pulled over. The odd thing about the HHR was that Matt and I are almost positive that it was the very same HHR that was at Huntington Beach the day before when we were there. It was an odd color HHR with Florida tags.

That evening when we got back into town, we met my folks over at TGIFridays for dinner and trivia. My parents have gotten into the trivia stuff too and we had alot fun playing. Of course it doesn't hurt when our team, Taylor Swift Is Our Stalker, came in first place!!! Yay baby!!!

I also announced to my parents that Matt and I are going to moving in together. They seem to take it okay. Honestly, they didn't say much. After trivia Matt and I went to go see Grownups at Southpoint Cinemas. It was our 5 month anniversary and we wanted to do something special for it. So we went and saw a funny movie. It was perfect.

Wednesday was pretty much dull and quiet. Just work and more emails to follow up with. The only excitement was Riley was up all night throwing up and screeching at me "I WANT MY MOMMA!!! YOU'RE NOT MY MOMMA!!! I HAVE STONES IN MY BELLY!!! I WANT MY MOMMA!!! I'LL NEVER SEE MY MOMMA AGAIN!!!". It took hours before Megan (Riley's mom) to finally return my phone call. I had to call her because Riley was continuously throwing up clear mucus. She is better now.

Today was also pretty quiet. Slept the whole day at Matt's apartment. Then I met with the mother of one of the people I am interviewing with this weekend. I have a very busy weekend a head of me. I have two interviews on Saturday and another two on Sunday. I also have two more that I have yet to schedule for next week. I hope to have a decision made by next weekend to be with a new family. I will be leaving Riley. I just can't continue to work here and live the life I want to start living next month. When Matt and I move in together, I want to do this right and start our life together off right. I want to be home every evening to cook dinner and to be more available to attend his shows. I want to have a job that will allow me to do night school at least if I decide to do that. I also want to have a chance to set up the house and to have it looking like a home. Right now I am also trying to find mezuzahs to hang on the door frames. I may not be Jewish yet but I do want have my home set up right from the start. I also know it means alot to Matt. And I do want to make him happy.

Wish me luck on my job interviews!!! I hope I find a good family!!!

Namaste my friends.

Kelly Star

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Can't Sleep...

It is 3:21 in the morning. I have to be up at 7am to make a pie and to pack. I can't sleep. Might be stress. Might be the fact that I accidentally took a 4 hour nap this evening after mowing the lawn. It was my first time on a riding lawn mower. It was fun!!

I reposted my ad on craigslist today for a nanny job. Recieve 2 phone calls and three emails. I still have to call the phone calls back. I'll do that tomorrow on the way to Myrtle Beach. I am excited to go to the beach. I am really happy to see Matt's parents again. I really love his family. :)

Namaste my friends.

Kelly Star

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Lifetime Of Drama In Just A Few Days.

So I have alot of catching up to do. Let me just take it day by day. Hopefully it will be less confusing that way.


  • Saw a crazy woman at the bank. She left her car that SHE was driving outside the carport drive up area to walk up to the tube delivery area. 
  • Met with the Dean of Miller- Motte College. He told me that I could retake the Sterile Processing class for free (but the way he phrased it made it seem like they would still take my financial aid but not charge me the monthly tuition. He won't let me take the Surgical Tech classes I was promised because there are too many student signed up for it. 
  • I called around to the various community colleges and found out that none of my class are transferable. Not a single one. 
  • I found out that Community Colleges don't take Sally May loans. 
  • The school furthest from me has the program I want most but the school that has old credits from years ago has no programs of interest for me.
  • Recieved a job offer to watch a 9 month old for 30 hours a weekend. The pay would only be $100 a week. NO THANKS!
  • It is going to cost me $1600 a semester to go to school up front. 
  • Matt tried to cheer me up by taking me out for ice cream.
  •  My parents joined us for trivia at Kildaire's. We got up to 7th place.


  • Matt took me to go play putt-putt and video games at Frankie's Fun Park. We had alot of fun.
  • Matt beat me at putt-putt. :) 
  • He is awesome at Guitar Hero!
  • We also saw duckies on the course.

  • That night Matt and I did trivia at TGI Fridays in Durham. We won 3rd place!!! 

  •  We got an AWESOME banana split too.

  • Had a job interview. 
  • I-40 shut down due to a bomb threat. 
  • Trivia at Sparks. Got 4th place. Currently ranked with 39th in the league!
  •  Woke up to an email saying I wasn't going to get the nanny job I interviewed with the night before because I charged too much. Before the interview I checked and found out that I could charge $11.50 a hour but I could also add up to $1 to $2 an hour to that because the daughter was a 7 month old child with down syndrome. I asked for $12.50.
  • When Matt found out about me not getting the job, he kind of freaked. I deserved it. I was making plans and promises after the interview went perfectly. 

So that is my week in a nutshell. This weekend is still crazy and not even starting yet. I am going to Matt's show tomorrow night. Then Saturday making a pecan pie to take to Matt's parents house because we are going to Myrtle Beach for the 4th.

While we are down there we are going to try to see if Matt's dad will bless him. We are trying anything we can to change our luck. I am going to get some sage and burn it at his place. I need to figure out how to get blessed myself. I need help. Matt needs help. Its more than just negative thoughts. We can't seem to achieve any of our goals. Neither of us can find a job. I can't go to school nor can I graduate. He has to move out of his apartment but can't afford anything without me but right now I live off of $450 a month. I can't move in with him. Which means he has no place to live as of September. Any suggestions?

Namaste my friends.

Kelly Star