Monday, September 28, 2009

Hello there!

*WHEW*. Ok, so..... I do realize that a kinda left you hanging on my last post~ which by the way, seems like forever ago! I'm sorry about that. Where do I begin? This may seem quite silly to some, but I have been lucky enough to get my "dream job" back!!!!! Yes, back. A few years ago, I was employed at our local public library. I made an extremely hasty and poor decision and left my job for reasons that were extremely petty. I have regretted that decision ever since. I recently, stumbled across the chance to reapply~ all in thanks to my wonderful friends and co-workers for putting a bug in our new director's ear. :) I interviewed, was hired and started working there again last week. I am absolutely on cloud nine! I was a bit nervous coming back into the atmosphere knowing that I would need a refresher course... well, that took about 10 minutes!! It was like hopping back on a bike again, it all came right back! With the exception of a few computer changes, it worked out beautifully. I am familiar with the services and systems offered at our library, so there was really no training involved. YIPPEE! Again, I could not be happier and I am so very grateful for the opportunity to serve the community again! Thank you to everyone that put in such a good word for me! For those of you that already do know me, yep, I'm still at Lopez....... I'm working six days a week and splitting shifts between jobs. Normally, I would dread the thought of that, but I really am very content doing this. I love the library with a passion~ it is such a rewarding and fulfilling job for me. I love to help people and deal with the public. Crazy? Maybe..... but, I think I'm pretty good at it. I don't mind working my butt off when it comes to doing the things I love.
The kids are doing great! Poor Beth is being very patient with my new schedule, shuffling alot more and running around like crazy people but we're doing good! She has her Homecoming dance this Saturday nite, she's really looking forward to it. We already got her dress and shoes, she's good to go! Spirit week here we come! Brendan is working his tail off and commuting back and forth~ he loves the weekends as much as the next person! They (he and his girlfriend, Katie) are down to one car and both work hard at the whole carpooling thing. They are enjoying the new place though and live in such an artsy~fartsy college town! KU campus is just out the back door! He loves that town!
Oscar (Cory's business partner) is flying in on Saturday, art class on Monday, AND.... more news, the Director and Young Adult librarian have asked me to hold altered art classes at the library bi-monthly for our YA patrons!!!!!!!! These will start on October 14th! I am very excited about all of these new developments~ my life finally seems to be in order! Next, I'll be getting some Christmas projects done a bit early......hopefully! I really have to budget my time better now, I must admit, I have neglected, but checked the blog and FB every nite, just haven't taken the time to get involved the past few days!
*Whew*.......... alot to catch up on, and no pics but I'll get around to those, I promise! Hugs to all and thanks for putting up with me.............. and my absence! :)))))))
Christina :)


Coastal Sisters said...

I am so happy for you Christina! That is so awesome that you were able to go back to doing what you love :)



Queen of Dreamsz said...

Christina, it sounds like *all the planets lined up* as I put it sometimes. :0) I'm so glad you are back doing something that is heartfelt and some income to boot!! How great is that!? :0)

Take care of yourself..I know, I know that but I know how it can all catch up with you so please remember to take care of yourself each day, everyday!

Thanks for popping in for a visit..yep, I think my meditation truly speaks to you right now...Be yourself and everything else will fall into place.

Drop by when you do get the chance to visit folks.


Lisa said...

WOW! I wish my life were more interesting! Congrats! Can't wait to see more!
Happy Monday!
Hugs, Lisa

Colette George said...

Girl!!! I am soooo happy for you! and you have my dream job- I ADORE the library!!! It was the greatest thing to me as a child - the ole bookmobile was the best thing in all the world for me. I loved it!! Things are going so well for you, you deserve every good thing. I'm so happy for you and sending my biggest and warmest hugs. What a good report!
Love you,

Bobbi Jo said...

Sending you great big hugs and high 5's. I am so happy for you. I too love the library. I am secretly a book warm. he he
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Jane said...

Christina...the library is lucky to have you, glad things worked out. My mom uses your library a lot, she's an avid reader (when she's not sewing!)...I'll tell her to say hi next time she comes in.
I'm participating in Octoberfest this weekend...stop by and say hi...I am going to be on the corner of 6th and Commercial - you'll know me when you see me....your mother purchased a small scrapbook from me a couple of years mom and I visited your lovely home last year during the Christmas home tour.
Hope to see you there!

Lorraine said...

Is there anything better in the world then working at the best possible job fOR YOU, I'm so happy, to me libraries have always brought me peace when my world was chaotic, to know that a person such as you, occupies this very important place in the universe is thrilling...I'm doing a little happy dance x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Christina,

I am so happy for you having your dream job back again.
Congratulations and I hope that you enjoy your work.


Anne said...

Aww, good for you. Getting back to what you liked to do must be very rewarding for you. Good luck to you!

Libby Buttons said...

Well blessings certainly have reigned down on you !
So happy for you. wOw....that must be awesome. As for working with the must be different in a library than it is in a hospital. LoL
aka LiBBy BuTTons

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

That is a wonderful job! I miss librarian work sometimes and know I would love to go back once my littlest is in school. You can do anything even that schedule my dear! Blessings to you and I send you smiles and energy!

Pam Aries said...

THat is greatfor you! Yay !Don't you love it when the Universe hears you! the computer here does not work too well old laptop that stops right when I am in the middle of something. I haven
t been on too much til I get home from this pet sitting gig! Peace and Congrats

Vicki said...

Hello, Christina,
I am glad you got your job back. It sounds like something you really enjoy, and you will do a great job on teaching the crafts. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Vicki p.s. Thank you for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey girl!
I am so happy for you! You need to be in a place that you love, so important!! Glad you are happy my friend! Have a great day! xOxO

Traci said...

way to go Christina! Sounds like things are going wonderfully for you.
It's always a dream when you can do what you love. Traci

Little Pink Trailer said...

Oh, Christina, Thanks for putting with ME! I feel like we're old pals. Thanks for always leaving comments for me! I think yours might be my dream job as well! I would want to be in charge of the "discards" since I'd take them all home! Kelly

Little Pink Trailer said...

OOOPs Bad grammer/typing up there, and to a Librarian yet!

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

How lovely that you got your "dream job" back. That is a wonderful story.


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