Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Day! May Day!

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. :)


Terri said...

Congrats on the new job - I'm sure you'll have great success, gotta learn to juggle full time work and blogging again! Don't let up. :o)

Foster Communications said...

Yay! You got the job!!! Good for you! Send me an email if you get bored when you're in town!!!

marykay said...

How exciting, A new career, I love your optimism. More people should be like you including myself.

Gypsy said...

Did you just step into Josie's life? I just knew that once one thing went right the rest would just snowball and life would be coming up roses or in this case TULIPS.

I love hearing such good news stories. It gives hope to the rest of us :)

Cheryl said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes right now. To hear you so happy just made my moody morning much better. Thrilled doesn't even describe how happy I am for you. You have a lot of work ahead. Two weeks away from home? That will be hard, but you'll do it and be wiser and on the road to success. And a new laptop? Woohoo. Buying mine was the best purchase I've ever made. It took a while to get used to not using a mouse, but it happened. I did buy a wireless one to start with, but only used it for about a week. Enjoy!!!

Josie Two Shoes said...

What a joyous post after such a long struggle! It is so delightful to hear you excited about your new job, and a good one for Mark too! I absolutely agree that you are the right person for this position and you will make a difference in many women's lives. See, God knew what he was doing all along! Go forth and sling ice cream with a smile! :-)

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how happy I feel for you...things are definitely looking GOOD in 2008 for A LOT of our bloggers! I'm really happy for you...gosh...what else to say? what else to say? Hmmmm.. I'll get off now!

fiwa said...

I am just pleased beyond words for you. This post is so upbeat and so happy - I may bookmark it just to come back and share in the happy every now and then.

I am doing the snoopy dance for you & sending my congratulations!


Brad said...

It's so good to read the joy coming out of your finger tips! Mark is quite the guy hooking you up w/ the laptop. Tell him thanks for all of us. I couldn't take two weeks with no posts from you!

I'll take a butter finger avalanche please!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I am so happy for you!!! I told you it would happen just when you're the busiest, didn't I? I have to laugh....both of your jobs are at opposite ends of a thought process. One place to lose place to gain it. LOL Talk about job security girl!!!
I know you will excel in this prestigious position. You earned it and congratulations as well as great big hugs!! Love, Charlotte

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Best wishes for your new job - always a stressful time - but it will be worth it!

SOUL: said...

you sound wonderful here -- and that makes me happy ya know.
i told you you were gonna get it. told ya so - told ya so.

it's all gonna come together just like it's sposed to.
you just enjoy the ride---

take care , have a safe trip--

Kelly Jene said...

I am so very happy for you. I've heard tons of good things about the company, through people who have had success in the program.

Good luck and much prosperity to you and your family!

God is watching out for you!

Summer said...

I'm so happy for you!

Portia said...

I am so happy for you! Many congratulations! I knew you would come up with something great after all that work. Best of luck:)

bonnie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I saw this post when Cheryl insisted I read it on Thursday. She really was teary. I couldn't write to you then but it was such a RELIEF!!!!! to read this. I was in this line of work, the one where the first letter of the two words is W, as in W W. Okay, I know you get it. I had to actually lose the weight first, but that made me an easy believer.