Thursday, May 15, 2008

Welcome to my world...

So I have been thinking about blogging for a while now, and finally bit the bullet. I mean, I have a blog for my boy, but that's a little different. This is for ME. MY thoughts and musings and crazy, insane ramblings. Just mine. Is that a little selfish? Hmmmm...

So life is about to get insanely crazy-busy next week. I have recently started a business designing and creating custom window coverings, and that is taking off pretty well. I should be receiving 18 yards of fabric next week to get started on my first order. Nine windows. Nice to start small and go from there, eh? :) I'm also working with another family to find the perfect fabric, and then I will be working on two shades and cornices to match for them. I have people lined up after that, too. Talk about nuts!

Then, I start back at Caterpillar on Monday! Late last year, the Paralegal Manager had been asking if I was ready to start back to work yet. My response at that point was that it would depend on the money, hours, and job. Last Wednesday, I received a call from HR asking if I would be interested in a part-time temporary position! I interviewed on Tuesday, and HR called back yesterday to offer me the job! I go in for orientation Monday morning at 7:30 (UGH!!!), and then I report on Tuesday to my new boss. I get to make my own hours, which is totally awesome, and I will be working until October. I know very little about the position, except that I will be dealing with foreign patents--helping to maintain and file them. It should be really interesting work. I will be communicating with lots of people around the world. And anyone who knows me knows that I love to talk to people! It is a very detail-oriented job, but that's also something I enjoy. And my boss is super-laid-back!! My schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week, and I think I pretty much get to make my own hours! I mean, really... does it get much better than this? I guess that remains to be seen. I will certainly let everyone know!

As if all of that wasn't enough, we're waiting to hear back from our local Honda dealership as to whether we can pick up our new Honda Civic EX (5-speed, 4-door, sunroof) tomorrow or if we will have to wait until Monday. With gas prices rapidly approaching $4.00/gallon, we have to get rid of at least one of our gas-guzzlers. Since the Durango is necessary to tow the fishing boat, that leaves the Jeep, which gets the same gas mileage as the much larger, much more practical Durango. Since we are trading the super-cool convertible, I insisted on having a sunroof. And going down to a 4-cylinder, a manual is a must. That way I know I will be able to get up and go whenever the need arises. Anyway, I hope we can pick it up tomorrow, since we are heading out of town to visit the in-laws and could use the break on the gas bill! Time will tell, I suppose.