So I'm quietly happy this morning, for several reasons. Firstly, I'm up at the Retirement Home, and I love it here. There is always a little more progress made on the house, that I can admire and enjoy, I love the weather and the location (ocean ocean ocean) and it is always an enjoyable visit. Even when my dad starts talking about things I cannot argue with him about, although I want to, and I know he hopes I will -- but my arguments would all contain things I know would wound him, and I'm just not willing to do that. And eating Mom's cooking always makes me feel like a kid again, plus I made an exceptionally delicious peach and strawberry pie. Mmmmm -- gonna eat some more for breakfast. What? I'm getting my fruits and vegetables!
Secondly, I was offered the job I was hoping for, as a Support Service person for United Cerebral Palsy. And yesterday I called my boss and gave notice. So that is excellent news, and the only bad part easily taken care of. And now I only have a week and a half that I have to spend with CoWorker for the rest of my life. The rest of my life! Hooray! Huzzah, huzzah, oh, that is such a relief. I'm beaming as I think of it. Sometimes the meek DO inherit the earth, or if not the earth, per se, at least a very different section of the earth than those unmeek people.
Goodness, that thumping is getting closer. Is there a giant lost in the woods? A slow-moving but very heavy giant, who can only take one step at a time?
Thinking it over, I realize that a part of my joy in this job-situation is this: other times in my life when I have been looking for work, I have spent a long time and a lot of effort at it before even getting an interview. And then the interviews themselves were a strain and a blight. And this time I sent an e-mail -- written pretty casually -- and attached my resume, and heard back within two days. Had an interview two days later, and was offered the job a week after that. Since I had been looking at each new day with dread at RHP, the length of time I was sure it was going to take me to find a new job was making me gloomy. But then, instead of heading for the Administrative section, I thought about it and opened up the Non-Profit Sector instead. Since I can't count on my abilities in the office to pass muster, if the company is going to be staffed by young people, (what does a Social Media Advisor do, actually? All day long?) but I can count on my interpersonal skills.
Hmm, One-Legged Giant has stopped his massive thumping. Wonder what that was?