Thursday, April 1, 2010

Slacka dackin'

It's been 6 months since I blogged. Talk about a slacker! However, it's been an eventful 6 months.

Let's see. I lost my job then started working from home, living off of unemployment & commission. Working at home isn't easy but I will remember this time with big old gobs of drippy love because I was able to spend the last 5 months of my sons first 13 months mostly with him & at his disposal. THIS will never be forgotten and has been the best 5 months of my life, after the first 8 months of my sons life that is. I will never get this first year back and am so fortunate to have been able to spend it the way I have. (Thanks, D.L.)

Puppy has 6 teeth, now. The first two came in December when he was 9 months old, four came in one week this March just after he turned ONE YEAR OLD. (I have to write it like that because, you know, I just can't believe it!). And, yes, those 4 came in in one week. He's been walking since he was 9 months old (see why I've been slacking?). He babbles all the time & one day soon I swear he's going to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Go ahead, say it fast three times!

(Side note here, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was in the spell check here @ blogger. That makes them super cool!)

I've recently started a new job and am very excited about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited about it! I liked my other job until they laid me off & gave me the opportunity of a lifetime (see above paragraph 1). Ok, I liked my other job then, too, but when this opportunity came along I couldn't pass it up. It really is a great opportunity and I've wanted this opportunity for a while. PLUS they have flexible hours, are open evenings & weekends so I can get my hours in then & still keep some daytime/baby daddy's at work time with the little monster. Which equals less daycare. Hopefully.

Baby Daddy & I want to minimize daycare & we'll be able to do this with my new job. Again, don't get me wrong...Lot's of folks work full time & have their children in daycare full time etc. & that's all good. It's just that BD & I wanted me to be able to be a stay-at-home Mom. But BD can't support us all on his salary so until he can this will have to do.

So I'm starting this new job with a mix of excitement & melancholy. I'm sad to leave my old job, they really are like family after 7 1/2 years & I will miss my coworkers a lot. I'll miss the fun & laughter, the inside jokes & remembrances of times past. I'm a sentimental one & am fiercely loyal so it's always hard for me to switch loyalties.

Then I go to my new place of employment for a day & I get so excited I can't stand it. I want to go into work to work, not just to visit, I want to go in & see what new & exciting things I will learn & be a part of. The new employer is very "up" on technology so I learn something new in that aspect every half hour just about. Everything is linked & accessible from any computer on the network plus on blackberries. They have software that makes time soooo much more efficient & makes it soooo much easier to do the job. Plus they have location, location, location! They are doing so many things I wanted to do at my old employer but never had the opportunity for various reasons. The old employer was spread a little thinner, they didn't just do kitchens so money had to go further.

I'm so excited, but so sad. Change is good but it does bring the emotions up. I'm going to miss my old crew, I hope they don't forget me.