Sunday, March 27, 2016

Life Lately

Oh my goodness guys. Life lately - craziness. Pure craziness. It took me three tries to spell "craziness" correctly; that's how life has been lately.

The most exciting thing in this week? I started a new job! Hip Hip Hooray! I am officially an "Information Specialist II" for the county, or less officially but more accurately - records clerk for the Sheriff's office.

Watch out now, mama's got connections.


This has actually been in the work for nearly two months. TWO MONTHS. Yes, that's correct. I interviewed and was offered the job on February 9th. However, the background check process is apparently sufficient to get me into the White House or something, so that took forever. But I got a call on Monday morning saying that everything was good and all systems go, so when could I start? I asked to start after Easter since Emily's daycare was closed on Good Friday and will be closed tomorrow, but they wanted me sooner. Like, the very next day, sooner.

So in the span of 24 hours, I found myself fully employed again. Like with a real paycheck and real benefits. Oh my goodness, it's amazing!

I like the job so far; although I'm still at the point where I don't know what I don't know. You know? It's a small office, and my supervisor and coworkers are really nice. The Sheriff and all the deputies (and...others...I still have to learn the designations and who's who) are all really friendly and helpful. I think it's going to be great!

It's been an adjustment getting back into the swing of things. Honestly, I was getting really good at being unemployed. Fitting all my "stuff" into the few hours I have after work has been a challenge!

On top of that, we celebrated Easter last night with our family. Due to some schedule conflicts, Saturday worked best to have Easter dinner, which was nice since then we could go to our own church this morning for Easter. Plus, we went to Easter brunch. Fun!

Happy Easter!

The rest of the day has consisted of napping and generally feeling stuffed. I always eat too much at buffets.

I will attempt to keep up some sort of regular blogging, but no promises. This job where I actually have to do things when I'm there is taking up a lot of my time, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Cheers to new adventures!

 How are you celebrating Easter? How do you fit everything in during the week?


  1. Congratulations! That is awesome! But I'm sure it's a transition back to working and having less time. I know the feeling, and it's hard to fit everything in. Let me know if you do have tips on that! I am figuring that out myself.

  2. Yay!! What wonderful news!! Glad to hear that you found something that seems to be a good fit. Are you still planning to pursue school, too? I can see how it would be difficult to fit everything in. We just had a restructuring at my job...I have a feeling things are about to get A LOT more busy for me as well. Love the Easter photos! :)

  3. Congratulations on the new job! I'm sure it's a lot of peace of mind for you and your family. I hope you're enjoying it and getting the hang of things. It would definitely be an adjustment after some time out of the workplace, but you'll get there again. Just like riding a bike, right? :)