Monday, September 27, 2010

New Beginnings

Crazy last couple of days...

It started on Wednesday night, when kid #4 got the pukes. I had a job interview on Thursday morning, which had me worried, so it wasn't like I was going to sleep much anyway.

The interview seemed to go well... Hopefully I'll find out just how well later this week. The interesting thing is that when I spoke to my current manager about it, he indicated that he might be able to leverage the possibility of my leaving to get me a pay increase.

I appreciated the gesture, but at the same time, it's sad that it takes a threat of me leaving to do something like that.

So, if an offer gets made (PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!), then I get to see if there is a counter offer at my current position, and then weigh the options.

The nice thing is that my boss seems to be a little extra friendly right now... Wondering if I should try and capitalize on it... I mean he's always been very accommodating, and there really isn't a reason to leave, other than the fact that we're just not making it right now. Well, that and I feel like my career is stagnating, but I think I can work with that - just need to take some initiative.

The remainder of my weekend went something like this.

Friday was relaxing. Nice to have all my vinyl projects done.

Friday night I grabbed my race packet and then took the family to Chick-Fil-A.

Kid #4 decided to puke in the restaurant though.

Kid #5 then got sick, and spent the night puking.

I raced a half marathon on Saturday morning, and completely slaughtered my previous best time for the distance.

I think with the solid training base I have, perhaps now training is more advantageous for recovery.

I got a touch of what the kids had on Saturday evening and the rest of my weekend was pretty miserable. And I still can't walk.

During the race - actually all the preceding week, my cell phone has been iffy. I got done, and tried to call Mrs. Koda, but it was acting up more than normal, and so I tried to reset it.

It's a virtually indestructible phone. Water-proof, shock-proof, dust-proof and all of that... I think the static from a shopping cart at Walmart destroyed it though.

I haven't been able to get it to turn on since.

So yesterday I went and got a new phone. It's a smart phone with internet access.

It cost a little more than my current phone, and we really don't have the money, but...

I'm hoping it will make me more productive, and hopefully from that increased productivity, I can generate more income.

It's the beginning of a new week, and I feel like it's the beginning of a new segment of my life as well... Not just the phone, but just a whole bunch of things.

I greet the new stuff with open arms and a whole bunch of confidence.



In other news, I saw these guys perform a year or so back. It has nothing to do with the above post, but I liked the song especially!

8 comments:

  1. is the new (possible) job church related too?

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  2. Hell No!! Have haven't had a religiously centric job for almost 4 years now ;-)

    Without letting too many cats out of the bag, my employer is actually quite similar to yours I believe.

    The new position is with the same employer, but in a different section of the company - although even that is fraught with blurry lines and dotted reporting relationships.

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  3. Something about this time of year makes us restless, I think. Summer is ending (or should be) and thank God for it because the end of summer just feels stale for me. I look forward to cool breezes and light showers to clear out my mental and literal cobwebs.

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  4. Good luck! I hope it all works out in your favor, one way or another:)

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  5. Ooooo a sekrit Guvamint Department - woot!

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  6. MsRantyPants - Could be, I'm not sure what my problem is. Money is definitely a motivator, but there is something else too. I've got itchy feet with more parts of my life than just my job. Perhaps it is the season...

    TGIAA & TGW - Thanks! Not looking too optimistic right now, but the market does seem to be picking up slightly, and as an added bonus, my boss - who is usually nice anyway - has been super nice lately.

    Ms. Mouse... That makes it sounds soooo much more exciting than it actually is!

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  7. Best of luck. And break their legs ... no, wait, that's not it...

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