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.