Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween

I don't have any kids to dress up for Halloween, so I figure I'll do what I always complain about other people doing. I'll dress up my dog.
This is Sasha, and for $7.99 at Target, she turned into a ladybug!

Not very happy with me as you can see.
"Mom, please take this stupid thing off of me!"
"Ok, hurry up and take the picture already!"

That is what I did for Halloween...
Happy Halloween everyone!

...I'm here

It's been a few days...scratch that...weeks...since I last posted. I thought I would be better at being good about this, but apparently that's not the case.

A lot has been going on in my life the last few weeks, and I'm pretty close to moving, yet again.

My husband and I met while living in South Florida (Boca Raton area to be exact). We decided last spring to move to Tampa...about a 4 hour drive across the state. We moved Mother's Day weekend, both transferred with our jobs, and was definitely liking the area. After a couple of months of living with friends, we found an apartment. Fast forward to this year, I was extremely unhappy at my job, and I think I was kinda homesick, eventhough I don't want to admit it. In April, we decided to move back to South Florida. I am still with the same company, they let me transfer back, and my husband went back to a job he had a few years ago with a previous employer. Now, we want to move back, again. Only this time for good. I'm over my job, I feel like I'm at a dead end. We really liked Tampa, it was just my job that was making me so upset. I feel terrible that we've had to move so many times, but I was just so confused!

This past weekend, I had an interview with a new company, and the chances of me getting the job are pretty good, I think. They are just waiting to get back the results on the background check, and credit check. If all checks out, I should be back in Tampa by Thanksgiving.

My mom doesn't know anything about this yet....it should be fun telling her, I better have some Advil ready!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Desiderata

It seems as though my manager has been getting on a lot of people's nerves lately, and maybe she sensed it. Today we had a little staff meeting before work started, and instead of drilling us about all kinds of work-related things we should be doing, she showed us this:

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the full and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born our of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it shoudl. therefore be at peace with God, whatever you concieve Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken freams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

It really made me think!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My first post on a blog!

Ok, so this is weird. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I guess I'll learn as I go along.

I'm hoping that this blog will help motivate me, and allow me to share my different emotions as I go through my journey as a recently married woman.

Let the fun begin....I guess I should find a sign off tag line...enh that will have to wait.