The weekend FLEW passed me. All of the Saturday tasks were accomplished. I made progress on Q and Erin's weddings favors on Sunday. The kitchen was ignored. The Grand Canyon in my mind that exists between knowing what I need to do and DOING what I need to do is pretty GRAND. So far I've been able to discover only the occasional temporary bridge that crosses to the other side.
Good news on the home front. Krista starts a new job in two weeks. She got a phone call last week completely out of the blue. She had left an application at a large medical office a couple of months ago and then didn't hear anything from them. Then this past Wednesday she got a call for a medical assisting interview. Friday she interviewed and less than an hour after she left the interview she was called with an offer. Here are the STATS:
Current job - 28 hours/week, $7.50/hour, no benefits
New job - FT hours, $9-10/hour/full benefits in 6 months (or a raise - her choice). Can you say BENEFITS???
I am thrilled for her. Not only will she work primarily for one doctor in the clinic but she will eventually have the opportunity of working in surgery with the plastic surgeon who is also on staff. Krista is focused on Dental Hygiene for future school but this could open a whole new world of possibilities for her.
The Road to Willows
I talked with Corey last night and even though our extended visit has been delayed to July, we DID come up with a Plan B. I love Plan B's. Don't you? Friday around 3:30 a.m. Don, Kris, and I will leave for the long drive up to Forest Grove (near Portland). We pass right by the Willows exit a farming community (population 5,000) and Corey's home that is just large enough to support one Starbucks. Plan B - meet up at Starbucks just off of Interstate 5 around 7 a.m. for a 30 minutes meet and greet and sharing of hugs and hellos. I can hardly wait. Pictures forthcoming next week. Corey will probably get hers up first since we won't be home until the following Monday and we will be doing a lot of sleeping that day.
I have a boatload of work on my desk. Time to leave this break. Perhaps more later. Wishing everyone a great week.