Sunday, October 17, 2010

Save the Endorphins

I just returned from a vigorous walk around one of my favorite walking trails. There's something about being outside on a beautiful fall day, pumping arms and hauling hiney around a beautiful park path, that seems to make me feel like I could kick the world's tail, if indeed the world's tail needed to be kicked. I feel like I could do anything, take on any task and still have energy to share with everyone I meet. I guess I'd better be careful what decisions I make while in this state of euphoria. I do love those endorphins!

As a follow up to my last blog post, I have no juicy jury stories to impart. I got excused after two days! They had all the jurors they needed for the week and I had not been selected. For once, I had no insecurities about being rejected! Also, there is a light beginning to shine at the end of the tunnel at work and I believe I will be doing only one job soon. The stars must be aligning in my favor once again.

...or that may just be the endorphins talking.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Old Job, New Job, and Jury Duty to boot

For the past two weeks I've been working to finish up projects from my old job as well as training for my new job. Then right dab in the middle of all this, Tulsa County thinks I should show up for jury duty next week.

Not complaining, just explaining why I haven't been to visit all my favorite bloggers lately. I've been leaving early in the morning and coming home late in the evening, with time to feed my kitties and myself, get ready for bed, grab some zzzz's, rinse and repeat.

I really believe the county sits back, watching citizens, seeking the exact worst time to hit them with a jury duty summons. Mission accomplished.  But, then again maybe I'll have some juicy jury stories to report... one can only hope.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Speak, Casper, Speak... Good Boy!

Yesterday the Heating/Air Conditioner repair guy came to our house. Mom said he was here to do preventive maintenance on the furnace to make sure we have heat this winter. But, I'm pretty sure he was here to see me.
I met him at the door and he was quite taken by my floof. He petted me and talked to me. Then he asked Mom, "Are cats easier to take care of than dogs?" Now that's a strange question! But, he seemed sincere. He said he had a Yorkie, but he had never had a cat. What?! Never had a cat?!
He said his dog had so much personality. Mom assured him that we have loads of personality! and that cats are low maintenance compared to dogs. Our mom loves all animals, so she wasn't saying this out of a bias for us felines. It's just the way it is.
He said dogs could be trained to do lots of things. Mom agreed, dogs could be trained, but cats came into the world already knowing everything they need to know!
Way to tell it like it is, Mom. I think Angel and I have done well training you!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A New Job!

For the past three years I have worked on a project for a major oil company in Bartlesville, Ok. The project is set to close by the end of this month. But, fortunately for me, the timing has worked in my favor, and I have been hired as a "permanent" (a relative term) employee for the same company.

I'll have to figure out what to do about the 65 mile - one way - commute from my home in Tulsa to Bartlesville.

I now have a decision to make about moving.

Moving Pros - simplify my life!, save lots of money on gas and wear and tear on the car, give me back 2.5 hours a day to do something besides drive, better for the enviornment, it's a nice community, winters won't be as scary if I don't have to drive so far in snow

Cons - I love Tulsa!, my best friend will be farther away, it puts me an additional hour from my kids and grandkids, smaller community with fewer places to go and things to do, I'll have to sell my house -- packing, moving.. arrrgghhh.

Oh well, these things will work out, too. Just like the job itself did. 

I'm very pleased that I don't have to go on any more interviews!! and I won't have to try to make ends meet on unemployment!

Life really is good.

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