Yes, today's posts are much earlier than usual... Jessi's off to a doctor's appointment, and both the boys are taking naps, leaving it quiet in the house... a perfect time to blog!
It's been very busy here with the boys (which you know if you've been checking out the Building Our Family blog), which keeps me from posting much more than the usual daily stuff here... and it's also kept me from doing any scans for future posts, or preparing anything for eBay auctions!
It'll probably be even busier for me the first few days of the coming week... Jessi's going to be out of town on a work-related trip Monday through Wednesday, meaning I'll be handling the boys all by myself! The plan is that I'll get up early, get the boys ready, then I'll load 'em in the car and head towards Tacoma, where I'll meet my mom somewhere (location to be decided) and drop the older one (whom we refer on the blogs as T3, because his first name starts with a "T" and he's 3) off with her, then I run back down to Olympia, and drop the younger one (T1 - yes, his first name starts with a T, too) off at his daycare, and then I head into work. Sometime around 5 or 5:30, I'll leave work, pick up T1, and drive up to Tacoma to pick up T3, and hopefully get the boys home before they're too hungry to wait any longer for dinner.
Odds are, I'll probably end up going the convenience route at least once.
In other news... I've been kind of sending some feelers out here and there, considering perhaps changing jobs. Make no mistake about it; I love working at the newspaper... I like what I do, I like the people I work with... the only problem is that I don't feel I'm making enough money for what I do. I know I'm the most productive member of the team there (there are days I feel like I get more done than the rest of them combined, but that could be a false impression). This is the reason I started that samples blog I mentioned a while back.
Well, yesterday, I got a call out of the blue from a recruiting company in Gig Harbor, who say they found my resume on Hot Jobs, which I haven't used in years and years (and so that resume is severely out of date). The offer they had was for a job in Tacoma with a new company that needs a graphic designer... but initially it would only be part-time, and the hourly rate would be the same as what I'm getting now... and even worse, there would be no guarantee -- if after a month, they felt I wasn't the right fit, I'd be out the door, and really screwed, financially.
So I'm thinking I'll call them back sometime on Monday and tell them thanks, but no thanks... it doesn't seem to be worth the risk to me to lose the income I'm making now, even if it's not what I feel I'm worth.
I'm guessing that even if I do find something I'm willing to take, it'll likely take quite a bit of time... heck, it took me two years to find the job I'm at now!
In other matters, after the boys are up from their naps, and Jessi's home from her appointment, I'll be taking T3 to my local comics shop, Olympic Cards & Comics, so he can meet Gabi, the wonderful owner of this store. Gabi's been looking forward to meeting both the boys for a while now, but the timing's never been that great.
Tomorrrow is Jessi's and my anniversary... That's right, it'll be a year since we got married (also meaning Monday is the anniversary of my gall bladder surgery). And you know what? I haven't got a present, or even a card for her yet... Why? Mainly because of money. Thanks to one of my freelance clients not paying me yet for work I billed them on the 4th of last month, there's just been no extra money... and no matter what I try, I haven't been able to come up with any extra money out of my paychecks lately, either.
I really wanted to get her something really special... not that I have any real ideas there. I know the first anniversary is supposed to be "paper," but I never cared much about the traditions.
We'll probably end up actually celebrating our anniversary during our vacation in two weeks.
I swear to God, this is something that actually happened.
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