We had a meeting last night for the upcoming art festival - our summertime one is held on the 4th of July weekend each year. Unfortunately, since the grand opening for my new job (yes - I'll have to tell you about that!!!) is that same weekend, I'm not going to be able to participate. I'm kinda bummed about that. But, it's certainly for a good reason that I'll miss it, and hopefully, next year, I'll be able to sell my stuff for at least 1 of the 2 days. Of course, I'm still doing the website for the fair, so that's why I had to be there last night and why I have several upcoming hours that I'll need to assign to that. Never a dull moment, right?!
As you can see by this map (below), our fire danger has increased from where it was a week ago. We're all waiting, expectantly, for that first bad fire to begin. There is rain predicted for tomorrow, but, judging by the NOAA's radar, it's gonna go south of us. So, for what it's worth, please do your rain dance for us!
Oh, yes: my job! The first and second interviews I'd gone to were for a domestic & sexual violence advocacy position. But, the pay was close to horrible (and beyond horrible for that kind of IMPORTANT job - helloooo?!) and there were many after-hours events and on-call requirements that were NOT paid. So, after the second interview, I removed myself from the running. I don't think I would have ultimately gotten the job, anyway, since the person they did hire has a strong background in social services . . . and I knew that's where my strongest competition would be.
But, you know what they say about clouds and silver linings, right? I went back to the woman who I'd approached way back when - when I knew I needed to get a job outside the home - and told her that she could have me full-time, if she so desired, AND for the long run (permanency vs. seasonal work). (Remember, she wasn't advertising, but I knew working for her and in the unique position - with plenty of room to grow - that her new, community-minded business would offer would be great!)
So, on Monday, I went in to meet with her for the 2nd time and exited the building as the assistant manager! (Although that's just semantics as my mom was quick to point out that by reporting only to her, the owner, that I am, technically, the manager). ;) In time, I hope to receive that distinction directly from my new boss. :)
For now, I'm in-office one day a week . . . but that will increase, of course, as we near the opening. The rest of my hours I'm able to full-fill here at home, working on the computer . . . an ideal situation for everyone involved! I hope to be full-time in about 6 weeks.
Cross your fingers for me in another business endeavor, too: tomorrow I am presenting both my regular (blank & pre-printed) and funny (Comments Required) note card lines to the new owner of the local floral shop! What a terrific "in" that would be because how many of us buy a greeting card to send with the flowers we've just purchased? Whoo-hoo! I'd be so happy if this new outlet for this aspect of my photography took off!
Last night, laying in bed, I outlined my To-Dos for today, and I NEED to spend a solid 8 hours on them. And, since I'm already 18 minutes into my first hour . . . and I HAVE to be done by 5:00 when I'm expecting visitors, I've gotta RUN. (Dang, I never included time to brush my teeth & dress . . . !)