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I'm baaaaaack!

June 20th, 2007 at 05:40 pm

Or, as the song says: No estaba muerta, andaba de parranda!!...lol!..not exactly...

please be patient if you see a lot of typos, the "s" on my keyboard is not working properly!...

As most of you may (or may not) know, I started a new job in April of this year...some days I have little to do....others I have a regular workload and, only occasionally do I have lots to do!...it feels SOOOO weird!...really, it IS weird...most days I'm home by 5:30pm (if you can believe that!)...the monthly pay is only slightly better, but, there's a mid-year bonus and the end-of-year bonus is almost double what I got at the other place...plus, if you take into account quality of life, then it's definetely worth it! (also, if rumors are true, then this was definetely the right decision at the right time!...apparently the other place is going to let go 500 employees before August!)

So, I'm trying to enjoy my time here and not go crazy....my file is perfectly up to date..including the docs that arrived this morning, thank you!...my Outlook Inbox is practically free already (most things have already been taken care of) and I only keep "active" things there...and never for more than a week!...my desk is clean at the end of each day...((cue music from The Twilight Zone))...

Ale is a much happier child, we have time to play and read and watch TV together before bedtime...she just finished her Preparatoria and is ready for the 1st Grade!...since I didn't want her vegetating for 6 weeks, I enrolled her in summer camp at a local club and, she's taking swimming lessons, tennis, karate, ballet and arts and crafts on a rotating schedule from Mon-Fri, 8:30-12:30....her afternoons are blissfully free, so she can rest or play or generally enjoy the art of just 'being' for a change....she's chosen to teach Nanny to write in cursive!...

We have also acquired a new pet...a cat, who now has the un-original name of KITTY...HELLO Kitty is her full name! ...she's a total sweetie....if you are wondering what Fiona (our dog) thinks about this new creature in our house....well, Fiiona thinks Kitty is her puppy...she keeps "cleaning" her (eewwwww, the poor thing ends up covered in dog drool at least 3 times a day!) and steers her out of trouble...literally, the cat cannot take a step without Fiona directing where she should (or shouldn't!) go!...I predict the time is not far when Kitty will teach Fiona the meaning of "giving someone space!!" LOL!...but at least things are peaceful in the house!...
Well, guys, I'm sort of defying all those "no expectation of privacy" warnings that keep popping up on my computer...(no internet service at home...the bills caught up with us!...when you live paycheck to paycheck -- and at minus $200/month!, missing one salary payment has a HUGE impact!...Hoping to report progress soon!)

12 Responses to “I'm baaaaaack!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you are back!!

  2. Amber Says:

    wow 500 people may be let go, that is terrible but good for you since you found this job. It seems like everything is working out in your favor, which is great Smile glad you are back

  3. lieweheksie Says:

    glad you back
    glad the new job is going well

  4. LdyFaile Says:

    Yay glad to hear about the new job and how things are going. Keep us posted when you can!

  5. littlegopher Says:

    I'm glad your new job is working out so well. The time with your daughter is so precious. Have fun with the new kitty - it sounds like she's just biding her time until she takes over the rule of the house - ha!

  6. scfr Says:

    Nice to hear from you.
    Love the name of your new cat!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    We had a cat named Kit. Short for Kitty. I'm glad the new job is working out so well. Try not to overdo it with Ale just because the money is now available to do so many new things. Kids that age get cranky when they have too much to do.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great to hear from you! It sounds like your new job is just what you needed!

    Laura

  9. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ah welcome back!

    Believe it or not, but I've got this song that's in half-spanish that I'm trying to figure out what it says, and more specifically, what she's saying. That way, I can try to sing it back or something like that.

    Wanna help out? Big Grin

  10. baselle Says:

    That is so great - its good to hear good news from you!

  11. miclason Says:

    thanks for the welcome and good wishes, everybody!...
    Amber: Yes, I know, it's terrible that 500 will be let go...My leaving was considered a "pre-emptive strike" (that's why they didn't hire anybody to replace me) so maybe I can tell myself I saved someone from being fired??...it's still awful...I also hear some people are being shifted to the regional airlines, so at least not all of them will be out of a job...
    littlegopher: well, it's official, Kitty HAS taken over the house...she even has taken Fiona's sleeping spot on the family couch...and all Fiona did about it was go sleep in the kids room!...
    Luckyrobyn: all those activities for Ale are just for the three weeks of summer camp...it's a flat fee of $28/week...once she's back at school she's back to her normal schedule...(and I only signed her up because I do NOT have to pay school tuition for July, otherwise I wouldn't have done it!...I'm in enough trouble as it is!...she's loving it and is eating and sleeping more because of all the exercise, so I'm hoping it'll help her grow a bit taller! LOL!
    Broken Arrow: sure, I'd love to help!

  12. fern Says:

    glad you not only got a job that pays better overall, but lets you have more time back in your life. Good for you.

    the kitty/doggie relationship sounds adorable. We'd love to see photos!

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