And a happy good morning to all of you. :)
I am employed, halejulah, holy crap, I have a job! And it's a good job, one that I can be proud of, and the potential is there to very quickly put me back where I was financially. Yes! I cannot believe my good fortune.
I would love to spill the name of the business that I will be running, but it's a corporate job, and the "center" that I am going to be managing is owned by the actual national corporation. So, I will tell you all the kind of business it is, and then give you enough hints to let you all know what it is. I wouldn't want my little old blog to come up on any search engine that is being used by an actual corporate employee. I will be running a store that sells and directs a program to lose weight. The first letter of the name is the 12th letter of the alphabet, the second letter of the name is the first letter of the alphabet, (this is also a huge city in California), and then losing weight is the next phrase in the name, in a different order. I hope you all can get it from this----and no, I have no experience with this company personally, although I have known a few that have used it and had complete success. I have alot to learn, as I will be the head honcho in the store, and if I have my way about it, I will be running the district before long, teehee. I have to leave for Minneapolis on Sunday, and I will be there two weeks. It is a long training session, I'll agree, but apparently the company believes in being trained and prepared for the position. I am excited and a touch nervous, although as a rule, I don't let these things get to me too much. Mostly, I am trying to prepare for being away from home for so long. That will be difficult, as life does go on here. Mark is also starting his new career tomorrow, and will be gone from tonight until Saturday night, so things are a little messed up around here...but in a good way. And of course, today is the beginning of TULIP TIME, and I have committed myself and most of those I know to working at the ICS for the next few days.
Because I am expected to dress the part, and wear a suit each day to work, ugh, I had to go shopping last evening. And you all know how I love to shop. But I managed to find enough things to get me through, to supplement what I already had, and I should be okay for awhile. I bought a pair of pants, a skirt, three spring sweaters and three blouses and a pair of shoes for just over two hundred dollars, I thought I did pretty well. Mark went along and got himself several shirts and ties and shoes, as his new position is a tie and jacket sort of deal. Like he says, he's so hot he can't keep his hands off himself. (Good heavens, what did I marry?)
I am truly excited at the prospect of my actual job. Many years ago, I lost a lot of weight, with a ton of perseverance and commitment and hard freakin' work. I cannot tell you the power there was in the feeling of being able to reach that goal. It is often the hardest thing we ever have to do. I want to experience being able to help others do that, especially women, because I completely understand the mindset of most women, and I truly believe I can make a difference in how it works for them. A woman's self image is tied to every other aspect of her life, if she is unhappy with her body, then she is missing out on a huge part of her life. I know many of you know what I'm talking about...and I want to help them understand the their beauty comes from the inside, regardless of the outer package. So, I have alot to do. Along with selling the products and programs that will put food on my own table. :)
So, after we went shopping last evening, we went and had my favorite celebratory beverage, and there is none better than that that is brewed by the Rock Bottom. It was wonderful, just Mark and I, sitting there and planning what will hopefully be the best time of our lives. It was at that point that we decided that I cannot live without a computer for the next two weeks, and my sweet husband went and bought a laptop for me to take with me. So, I can still blog, and chat with Soul each morning, and pay the bills and take care of all the mundane computer tasks that I need to for the ICS and others....ugh. But anyway, I was very surprised that my usually quite frugal husband was willing, and I was so touched. He will use it in his business down the road a ways, so it was a good purchase. So, I also have alot to learn in using it. I got it all set up this morning, but my ultra-smart daughter has the pass phrase in her ultra-cute little head that will allow me to get hooked up to the network in this house, so once I have that, I should be in business. I am surprised at how easy it is to use, so learning this will not be that difficult.
I am off to my day. It will be a crazy one...anyone want a banana split? How about chocolate parfait? A dutch letter sundae? A butterfinger avalanche? I could go on...
Have a very happy Thursday. :)