Displaced Yankee Chick in Texas

This blog chronicles my life as a displaced Yankee chick in Texas. I'm from the NY/NJ/PA area and quit my job 1.5 years ago to move to TX with DH and become a SAHM to our 3 kids (2 DDs and 1 DS). **Please note that names have been changed to protect the innocent.**

Friday, November 30, 2007

So I got a job...

It all happened very suddenly this week. My recruiter called me Tues to ask if I'd be interested in a job that had just come in. She told me the info she had and I said sure. Heck, at least I'd get some interviewing experience. She later called back to see if I could interview the next day (Wed). I worked it out so I could take the little ones to a drop in day care center and went in.

I met with the supervisor and Prez of the company. They seemed very nice and told me that the person I'd be replacing was leaving on good terms. Their final question was "If we choose you, would you be able to come in tomorrow for training?" I stammered since I hadn't planned on getting a job until January, and hadn't considered getting the kids back in day care yet. I said I thought I could work it out, but that I'd have to leave early for a Brownie meeting. They were OK with that. So I ran some errands and went home where there were messages waiting for me. I had apparently gotten the job, so the rush was on to secure daycare. I got B back into the Y's afterschool program and then stopped by the old day care to see if they could fit the kids in. Unfortunately, there was no room for A, so I'd have to wait to speak to the owner.

Thurs I took the little ones again to the drop in center (along with the 20% off coupon I had just received), and awaited a call from the owner. Got trained, went to the gal's farewell lunch, and trained more, then went to the Brownie meeting. Called, but the owner wouldn't be in until later, so I stopped by after the Brownie meeting. Spoke w/ the owner and got the kids in. They started today. Woohoo!

So I'm working for a small company that manages energy programs. They purchase energy at low prices for large groups or cooperatives, and manage the billing and such. I'm 1 of 4 people including my supervisor who work on this particular program. As a funny aside, my supervisor and I are both named "J", we're both lefties, and we both drive minivans. LOL! It'll be confusing at the office since we have the same name.

Everyone seems really nice and they are all very helpful. I have high hopes that this job will work out much better than the last one. And I must remember to ask questions! These people are really willing to help me if I get stuck on something. It's really quite nice.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thrilled to have tomorrow off. I only have to prepare the veggie dishes and bring them to my cousin's house for Thanksgiving. Yippee!!

Today I did reconaissance and checked out all the stores I'm hitting on Black Friday, so I will hopefully know where to quickly find the items I want to buy.

Now it is off to bed, nice and early for a change.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fall update

Must clean house later today because FIL arrives this afternoon to spend a week with us.

Got laid off from my job after 4 weeks. It was a good thing since it was a mis-match for me.

DS is now standing up to pee instead of sitting on the toilet. And usually his aim is good. Phew! Unfortunately for me, he wakes up between 2 and 4 every night and needs my help to go potty. It is my job to turn on the light for him (even though the bathrooms have stools in them). *yawn*

Miss B got straight As on her report card. She's really doing great and is bored by the homework. In fact, she keeps wishing it was April so her homework would be harder! I think we're going to enroll her in the Gifted & Talented program at school.

Miss B and Miss S are doing well with their Irish dancing lessons. B has learned two dances and could compete in an upcoming feis (competition) if only she'd practice.

Due to the corporate shake up at my father's office, my parents won't be visiting after Christmas. However, they are going to join us on our vacation to San Diego this spring. They are going to watch the kids for us and visit our relatives out there. It should be a lot of fun for all of us. I can't wait!

My best friend visited us for a weekend in September, which was FABULOUS!! I miss her a lot, but had a blast while she was here.

Yesterday I discovered that webkinz will work on my laptop. For a long time, I couldn't get on the site, so this is great news. Woohoo! Now I can waste all day playing Goober's Lab. LOL!

The kids went as Sulley, Mike and Boo for Halloween this year. The following weekend Miss B and I discussed possible costumes for next year. We were working on Wizard of Oz, but after seeing two of the girls from B's dance school in Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes, I decided and B agreed that Cat in the Hat was better. She'll be the Cat, and S and A will be Thing 1 and Thing 2. If DH and I want to go along, we can be "Sally and I".

It's almost 2am, I'd better get to bed.