The End of Summer

on 13 September 2010

Hey, remember my whole updating streak?  Yeah, I guess that was nice while it lasted.


A couple of weeks ago, I got a phone call.

From one of my former colleagues.

He was the one who called me in Georgia to ask if I would be interested in coming back up here to work for him full-time.

I was interested in coming back here, but not so much in going back to work full-time.

Anyway, so he called me.  Turns out the assistant to the chair of the department is leaving and he wondered if I was interested in the position.

Not so much.

But Chris is out of work and I am interested in being able to continue to, you know, live indoors and well, eat.  So I listen while he tells me all the stuff going on in the department and I suggest that I might be able to come back PART-TIME and TEMPORARY until Chris gets a full time job.  So he runs it by the business manager who calls me first thing in the morning (not really who I wanted to talk to first thing in the morning, but whatever).  Anyway, so he tries to talk me in to coming back permanently and full time and I repeatedly said no, not interested.  I LIKE staying home.  I like making our home.  And it's taken me long enough to learn to like those things, I don't want to have to unlearn it.

Anyway, suffice it to say we reached an agreement and I'll be back in the workplace from 8am to noon, Monday through Friday.  Until Chris gets a job or until they hire a full-time-permanent replacement.


I'm sort of giving myself some lee way on the whole updating frequently goal.  I'm also sort of hoping to get some good workplace stories for you all.  In the meantime I'm knitting lots of socks for my boy for the winter.  I've already stocked his drawers with long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Chris is still hunting and applying for lots of jobs.  He's making calls and trying to network and I'm trying to be a laid-back and encouraging wife. 

I should probably finish this up.  The Boy is hugging the life out of Agnes and she's starting to make some alarming noises.


the MuLLinS said...

CONGRATS on landing a deal part time! That's great! And may you always have, you know, a place to... live. And I guess a little food to... well, eat.

Brett said...

That little bit about C and Agnes reminds me... I have a cat story to tell you when you call me tomorrow night.

Cel and JP said...

congratulations!! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

Heidi said...

I totally get the part about learning to like staying home. It is such an adjustment! I still think sometimes one kid is enough. How do people do it having so many kids?!