"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." ~ Dame Agatha Christie

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Okay, world, quit spinning a bit--I wanna catch my breath!

My work schedule has been topsy-turvy all through the holidays and beyond (the flip side of working from home often means scheduling changes to cover for other employees who take time off). Now, we are losing a person, and I have gone through a totally new experience--a shift bid.

I was lucky. My recent review had ranked me second in the department which virtually guaranteed I would receive my chosen shift, and I did. I am sacrificing a 4% shift differential to have weekends off and work from 7 AM to 3:30 PM, leaving evenings free for errands, socialization, work on my novel, crafting and all the other aspects of my very full life. (Maybe reading more to fulfill my challenges? LOL!)

It will take a week or so to acclimate myself to these hours (shift starting 2 hours earlier), but overall, I am happy. I've lived on a smaller salary before and am Blessed to be able to pay all my monthly obligations (consequences of screwing it up several times in the past and finally learning that 2+2 does NOT equal 5; therefore X amount of dollars cannot be stretched to pay Y amount of bills)..but this is not a soapbox (at the moment) for my rants on bailouts...

So, new posts will be coming soon---about my new exercise equipment and the resulting re-organization of my living room; the new healthy-eating program being sponsored at work; the de-cluttering of my TBR mountain; my adventures as a consultant for a friend setting up a craft studio...stay tuned--I'll either have you laughing your head off or snoring peacefully from boredom, but I promise it'll always be something happening. After all, the only thing constant about change is that it is always happening

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