Sunday, April 1, 2012

A New Beginning!!

Boy does it feel good to be back and in full swing!!  I have had so much going on and feel like I am finally able to dedicate time back to blogging which I have missed very much!  I miss you guys and catching up with everyone!!

You are going to start seeing a lot more of me so I hope you don't mind! I am going to post more like a Diary entry so that you get a lot more blogging and updating from me!

So now on to what's been going on!!

The last I blogged I had just started my new job and I hated it and wanted to go back to my old job but I was unsure if i should or not.  I really appreciated all your advice and most of you said to go back to my old job so after thinking long and hard about it, I decided that I would do just that!!  So I emailed my old boss and told her that I wanted to come back!  She was all excited and said she would get right back to me.  So not too long after that I got an email from her and she said that Human Resources would be calling me!!  Later that day HR called me and burst my bubble.....she said that I could not go back to my old job because someone else bid on it within that agency and so they would get it over me....sniff!!!!  I couldn't believe it!  I finally made peace with going back and now I find out that I can't!!  My old boss was just as devastated.  She emailed me 2 weeks ago to tell me that someone just retired and she was going to check to see if I could get that job but I haven't heard anything more.  So now it is almost 2 months at my new job and I am slooooowly starting to like it....and I mean slowly!  It has its advantages (especially the free parking) and some other things so maybe its meant to be that I couldn't go back.  I honestly don't know!!  I guess time will tell but for now I am sticking it out where I'm at and letting each day run its course!!

The boys are all doing good.  Venti and Mocha have been looking for a place to buy in Maryland but haven't found anything yet.  They put bids in 3 different houses but lost each one.  They are now looking into renting since they can't find anything and are really getting tired of the 2 hour commute each day!  I can't even imagine what that is like to drive in the car 4 hours each day!
Grande and Tall only have a little over a month left of college and then the fun begins when everyone is here!  Short got all A's on his report card and his team won their last tournament!!  So proud!!

I had also told you that we are thinking about building a new house and on Friday we put an offer in and we are supposed to hear back tomorrow so I'll let you know!  We have the lot reserved but haven't listed our house yet until we get the offer signed back!  We have been doing MAJOR decluttering and have gotten rid of tons of bags of trash and donated lots to charity.  It feels so good to walk into a room and there's hardly and stuff around.  It's amazing the things you don't need!

Joe works night shift (8:30pm-5am) and has been for about 3 years.  He used to work daylight but they did away with all the daylight jobs which is why he works night shift.  Well he is first on the list to go back to daylight when a job becomes available and he got a call on Tuesday to go back!!  He starts May 5th an will be working 6am-2:30pm.  We will finally have a normal life again!

For those of you that have asked to be added to the "Over 40" list, I will be updating that as well so that it will be current!!

That's the low down for now.  I'm sure you noticed my blog background do you like it? 



  1. Wow! That sure is a lot to have going on...with a lot of waiting and seeing...ick! Yay for decluttering and the spring freshen up n the. Log...looks great!

  2. Ugh...typos...on the log, not n the log!

  3. Sounds like things are going well. All the best with your house.

  4. Nice to see you back and hear that things are going well. Love your new background. Great new look. Good luck with the house stuff.

  5. GREAT to have you back!! I've been sending fellow bloggees here anyway. :)

    Your life sounds full and wonderful. I hope you get a place back at your old job. A place you will love!!

    We've been decluttering as well because we're moving this month, and you're right, it is amazing the stuff we don't need!

    So happy you're back and I look forward to your diary posts! :)

  6. Welcome back!!! I will soon be asking to join your "Over 40" club (I turn 40 in May), lol. Sounds like you have had a lot going on so far this year. I almost got tired reading your post ;). Anyway, it is GREAT to see you back and blogging!!!

  7. Welcome back!! You have been missed and it sounds like a lot has gone on with you!!! I am anxious to catch up with all the news!!! And love the new blog look. I decluttered my blog this weekend so it must be spring cleaning time for all of us!

  8. Welcome back and love the new look :)

  9. Welcome back!!! I love your new look and it was so nice "catching up" with you and your family!!

  10. Welcome back! I've missed hearing from you. I'm so sorry about you not getting to go back to your old job. It just means Heavenly Father has something else in mind for you. Not necessarily a "no", just a "not now".

    Ozzie looks so soft. :)

    I hope that you have a great week!

  11. I am new to blogging myself but I too like to use it as a diary. I look forward to reading more

  12. Welcome back, Java, I've missed you.
    My, you have been busy! I'm off work this week so trying to declutter; it makes me tired but got to be done!
    good luck with your bid for the house/site.

  13. Weelcome back !! You were one of the first blogs that I ever found and you helped me to jump into memes (I think that is what they are called)

    It's good to have you back around. Looking forward to your posts.


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