Random Jam #249

Ahhh, a blank slate to write about whatever I feel like.  First I’d like to start off by saying how proud I am of my granddaughter who at her 2nd swimming lesson was tested and bumped up another level.  She is such a little fish.  She can jump off in the deep end with no floaties and quickly come up and maneuver to her back where she can easily float.  This got her out of “beginners” very quickly.  I don’t know where she gets her bravery from.


Second, I had quite a bitter/sweet weekend.  I was offered a new job, one that I reeeeeeeally wanted but it turns out there is no health insurance or 401k, both of which I currently have.  I am going to have to turn down the offer but the people were SO NICE TO ME and welcoming and it’s just the type of place I’d want to work at.  Well, you know the bitter part but what is the sweet part you ask?  I’m grateful for the job I do have with all the benefits.  I feel very fortunate even though I’m working a shift I’m no longer interested in.

I was really scared to interview.  I’ve worked my current position for 13+ years and this was my 2nd job interview in all that time.  I’ve learned that I’m fully capable of presenting myself in a professional manner and that I have a lot to offer with all of my experience.  I’ve learned that it’s not so scary if you just answer the questions honestly.  So, even though I don’t get to accept the position (that I reeeeeeeallly wanted) I am proud of myself for facing my fear and getting to the point of being offered a new job.  I have a big thank you to offer to my sister for sprucing up my resume and a big thank you to my friend Kate for all of her helpful interview questions and answers!

Every muscle in my body is achy.  The hubs and I spent the day cleaning like crazy yesterday because we are having an appraiser come by tomorrow morning to refinance the house.  Talk about an exhausting day.  I am so lucky that he was home to help out, I really appreciate all of his hard work.  I know I’m not alone in all of this.

Today I’m working a double shift.  I’m at work and the woman sitting kitty-corner from me is sooooo LOUD.  I find it hard to concentrate on my own calls.  Funny, how can someone be so loud and have no clue?  I tend to be more on the quiet side – my callers can hear me but I don’t want to disrupt the room.  It’s called being courteous, wish she’d try it some time.

I’m excited about a girl’s weekend getaway coming up mid-September at my sister’s summer home.  It will be my sisters’, my mother and I.  I’m looking forward to girl’s time together.  Especially with my mom seeing as she is not getting any younger.  She’s 86 years young 🙂  I thought I wasn’t going to be able to go since I accidentally picked up extra hours at work that weekend but luckily a co-worker took them for me.  I’m so lucky she did that.

Why did I pick up extra hours today?  LOL!  It always seems harmless at the time….




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