Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vanilla...with Sprinkles Please

I have a few updates to share with ya'll, some vanilla, some not.

First the vanilla one: My job status. I hadn't wanted to write about what happened, because that's not really the purpose of this blog, but I needed to get it out. The support I received was truly amazing and helped me keep the faith that good things would happen. They have.

I stumbled on what seemed like the perfect opportunity for me on Sunday. I really didn't think I would ever find this situation because they are so rare here, but there it was right before my very eyes. First thing Monday morning I followed up on the opportunity, applying and doing an initial interview. Tuesday I did a second interview and was offered and accepted the position. I am still working on firming up all the details, but I have a tentative start date of July 16.

This position is in health care, and as I said, for various reasons is a rare occurrence here. It offers the hours I want, it's close to home and the pay is good. I felt an immediate connection with the manager when we met and feel that once I get started I will actually fit in with the rest of the staff quite well. It offers me the opportunity to utilize the experience and knowledge I have gained over the last 30 years and, I again feel as if I will be able to provide quality care for the patients without it totally draining me.

So, while my attempt to leave the health care field failed, I feel like I have won. I really never wanted to leave health care because being a caregiver is a huge part of who I am. Years of working for the large health care corporations here in the area caused me to become so burned out that I knew I could no longer go on giving so much of myself to the job. It is truly a miracle that I found this situation and I'm taking it as a sign that there are still people in this world that I can help. That makes me very happy.

On to the non vanilla update: my toys arrived today.  I spent some time reading all the comments and suggestions I received on this post. I checked out all the companies everyone suggested. Then I spent some time just looking at things. So much to look at and consider. I decided on one item, just to find out it was currently out of stock, so that remains on the wish list. I looked some more and found something that intrigued me quite a bit, and it's pretty too. It was in stock, so I placed the order, picked from some free gifts being offered and for the sum total of $1.98 I received three items.

I didn't tell Musicman that I ordered anything, thought it would be fun to surprise him. The items are now residing on our bed for him to find and the required batteries for one of the items are on my shopping list. We just happen to be doing our shopping tonight, great timing that is.

I purposely haven't said what the items are yet because I would rather try them first, but, they look like fun. I will be giving a full update after we have tried the items. Musicman's birthday is next week and he took a few days vacation, so we should have plenty of time to break them in.

The last thing I wanted to mention is the banner I added for Love Boudoir. I had never heard of them or visited their site. I received an email from John telling me they liked my writing, he said it was delicious, and they were adding me to their site. They gave me a link to the banner if I wanted to add it. I went and checked out the site, wow. They have tons of blogs, both written and pics listed on the site. 

I never imagined when I started this blog that anyone would really be interested in reading it. I am happily surprised that people not only read, but comment too. Having a big site like that find me and feel that my writing was quality enough for them to add feels like a huge honor. Who'da thunk, lil ole me, a real sex blogger?

If you are looking for something new to read or look at go check them out, they have something for everyone. Hopefully I added the banner right and you can just click on it, if not google it and then tell me what I did wrong if it didn't work.

38 comments:

  1. Faerie: Congrats on the new job. It sounds perfect for you. You deserve some good luck. And will look forward to your report on the new toys. Hope Musicman likes them. Musicman seems to be getting into the lifestyle.

    FD

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes. I will definitely be giving a review of the toys. Who else would I tell? LOL.

      Musicman does seem to be embracing it a bit more, less hesitantly at least. I try to remember that it is a good thing that one of us is cautious about things. I also know that's not me :)

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  2. Congrats on the new job. I agree with FD it sounds perfect for you. Actually, just like FD I want a report on the new toys too.

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    1. Thanks sunnygirl, I believe Karma had a hand in this occurrence :) The toy report will be forthcoming, as soon as I have something to say.

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  3. Have fun with your new toys. I hope M man likes them.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. He did look at one thing kinda sceptically, that just made me laugh :D

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  4. way to go on the new job, hope this ones goes much better.

    Oh come on your seriously going to keep us hanging on about the new toys (kidding)lol im sure you will have plenty of fun checking them out or not as the case may be.

    tori x

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    1. Thanks :) I'm quite excited by this opportunity.

      Yes, I'm going to keep you hanging about the toys. I freely admit to enjoying some healthy teasing on occasion, lol. Hopefully it will be worth the wait for everyone.

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  5. Congrats on the job! and please give us a bit of review on the toys, I'm hoping to buy some when I'm able too.

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    1. Oh, definitely will be telling all about them, once I have something interesting to say about them. I appreciated all the great advice and am happy to pass it on.

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  6. Congrats! I hope that you are a very happy faerie now! (And also the thought of new toys is hot!) Will have to check out the links you posted. Have a fantastic night!
    (And thanks so much for the feedback on my story - Like I said to Renee I'm off to write more!) *hugs*

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    1. Bratty, you sound positively bubbly :D I can't wait for more of your story, it's great so far.

      Haven't tried the toys yet, but the weekend is almost here, heeheeheee.

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  7. Great news on the new job! And, how wonderful it all fell into place so quickly. Have fun with the toys and congrats on the shout out from the other site.

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    1. This is just one of many reasons I believe in Karma :)

      I'll let ya know once we have tried the toys, probably more then you want to hear, lol.

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  8. Congrats on landing a job so fast. Since no one has mentioned it, I think you should give us a review of the sex toys. ;)

    Kiki

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    1. Destiny is a beautiful thing sometimes :)

      As soon as I have something to say about the toys I will. Looking forward to it actually, lol.

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  9. Congrats on job!!!! That is awesome:) and yay for your purchases!! Have lots and lots of fun trying those out! Can't wait to get a review on them:)

    Belle

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    1. Can't wait to give a review. I felt like a kid on christmas morning when the mail arrived that day, and I knew they were coming, lol.

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  10. Congratulations on your new job, faerie! I'm so happy for you. I hope this one goes well :)

    Enjoy those new toys! I'm with Kiki, I think a review is in order.

    Oh, and you did not trap me on this post. Unlike the dippin dots post, I was onto you and knew it wouldn't be about ice cream ;)

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    1. LOL Riley, so glad I didn't fool you with the title :D

      I'm very excited about this job, it feels right this time.

      The toy review will be forthcoming, as soon as I have something fun to report, lol. I'm looking forward to making the "something fun to report" happen :D

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  11. Shopping! Yay! Will look forward to the reviews. I truly love reviews of toys... I will go look at that fun sight you have found.

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    1. It's a pretty neat site, I just browsed, but tons of stuff to look at :) Like I need more stimulation in this area, lol.

      I'll let ya know how we like the toys, soon hopefully.

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  12. Yay with the job
    Yay with the toys - please do write and tell us all about it, and happy birthday in advance to musicman
    and Yay with the site. I got an email from John last week too. like you, i was shocked! lol. I didn't think I was anywhere near "list-worthy".

    apparently they've got me listed in the "kink"section . hahaha.

    check out my link to Spanking Blog Wiki too. you're there - first one on F.

    (or click here

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    1. I checked out your link, wow, kinda funny seeing myself listed there. I don't know why it surprises me, or what about it surprises me, it just does. Like you said I guess, I don't think I'm list worthy :D

      Guess we're both wrong about that.

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  13. Oh that is exciting! I hope this next opportunity really does feel exactly right.

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    1. It feels like devine intervention, I don't know how else it could have happened, the opportunity is so good and the timing was perfect.

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  14. Congrats on finding a job doing what you want to do. It really is too bad for everyone that health care has become so much of an industry and beauracracy to deal with rather than a human to human experience.

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    1. The state of healthcare is dreadful and I don't think most people, those not in the industry, fully understand how bad it has become. Government certainly doesn't get it.

      Okay, I'm not getting on the soapbox, that would just bring everyone down :)

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  15. They say when one door closes another opens. It may be an old fashioned saying but it fits so aptly!
    I hope you both get to have fun with the new toys!
    Minelle

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    1. That exact phrase has been running through my mind alot throughout this experience :)

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  16. Congratulations on the job - i'm so excited for you!! And for your blogging success. You have a terrific blog,and deserve recognition!

    aisha

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    1. Thanks aisha, I don't think I ever thought about recognition of any kind in relationship to my writing before. It's quite a pleasant surprise :D

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  17. Congrats on the new job. It sounds perfect. Have fun with the toys and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Zoe, you have a great weekend too. Maybe I will have something to report soon on the toys :D

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  18. Congratulations! Sounds like it was meant to be.

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    1. It does seem that way, doesn't it!?

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  19. If that's not serendipitous timing I don't know what is. Congrats, faerie. I knew better things would come along.

    Stay SINful
    Mr. AP

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    1. Thanks Mr. AP, evidence of the energy of the universe at work :)

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