Monday, April 28, 2008

New Beginnings

Holy Crap, I just looked out the window and it is snowing. So yes, Hell froze over and I am going back to work tomorrow.

The paving company that has been courting me for almost two months made me an offer that I can't refuse. Still no benefits at the moment, but the pay is more than I have ever made. Which, by the looks of gas prices, I will need.

My first assignment tomorrow is a bid letting. This is huge.

So, wish me luck!

Friday, April 18, 2008

I Feel The Earth.. Move..Under My Feet

Okay, it wasn't actually movimg under my feet, since I was laying on my stomach in bed. But early this morning, the windows were rattling, the bed was shaking, I could hear the cologne bottles on my dresser clinking.

I was blaming the fish special at La Vigna at the time. Bad night.

But when I got up at 6, the news was telling of the earthquake in southern Illinois. Thank God, I was hoping that the things in this house that go bump in the night hadn't taken things to a new level.( another story for later)

And it turns out that two of my sisters that had the same thing were also sick last night. We had gone out to eat for Mom's birthday last night to this local restaurant that serves Northern Italian cuisine. Let me say, the place is very overpriced and pretentious for Smallville.

On the job front...I am confused. The man I have been dealing with was to call me yesterday and we were to set up a time to meet again today. Just in case I had misunderstood who was to call who, I left him a voice mail.

Nothing. I am getting to think that despite this man's good intentions towards me, that the owners are flaky.
Add to that a voice mail from Eldest Son from 1:30 AM!! to call ASAP. Which I did at 6:30 a.m. He hung up on me without saying a word.

There is a point here. I am staying upstairs this morning, where I can't hear a phone or the front door, until I am damn good and ready to come down. Freaky Friday, indeed!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Things I Could Do Without

And they all have to do with, shall we say, starch???

I do not care if "Bob" ever gets a hard-on again in his life. Anything to wipe that stupid grin off his face.

Viva Viagra? The Las Vegas Tourism Commission should sue them to oblivion for making me NEVER want to go to Vegas again just because of that idiotic commercial. I can only hope Elvis is rolling over in his grave.

And the whole two bath tubs in the meadow?? I do not get that. Someone please explain to me how that is romantic. And how sitting in separate bath tubs is going to get the action going.

Don't even get me started on the Redi-Whip man.

Someone has been watching WAY too much TV!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

There Will Come Soft Rains

But hopefully not until tomorrow. Today is supposed to 70 and windy, so I will be a-planting. I have four red raspberry bushes, 1 hydrangea, 1 butterfly bush, gladioloas, sparaxis, and iris and daffodils to put out.

Tomorrow it can rain. I have to finish my Youth Activities program for the State, and now that I have FINALLY gotten the National program, I will have to re-write mine completely. And have it submitted by the 24th.

I have Patriotic Art judging for the State this Saturday, along with my VF*n*W's Draw Down that night. Lord, if you see fit to let me win the $1000, it would be most appreciated.

A month ago, a man from a company that did business with the quarry had called me and asked if I was interested in working for him. I was, but then he never called back. Until Monday. We met yesterday, and he offered me a friggin' DeKalb, of course. Ah well, it's not like I don't know the area.

This would be a bit of a challenge. I have a basic understanding of bookwork, AR and AP, payroll I know nothing about, so the office part will be a learning process. The best part though?? This man, this colleague, knows who I have worked for and understands that I can do more than that. His question to me:"Would you mind spending at least half your time out of the office? Reading blue prints and doing estimates? I know you are capable of doing this."

For someone who sat a desk 10-12 hours a day for 11 years, you can not imagine how tempting that is.

The money is good, the benefits are non-existent at this time. There will be bonuses. Well, at least we have TriCare.

I have much to think about before Friday. I had almost hoped that I could stay home all summer. But...someone thinks enough of my skills to pursue me.

I'll do better thinking if I get dressed and go get my hands dirty.