Monday, November 17, 2008

My job

I finally landed a job I love in September. I am now working at the University of Kentucky in the Undergraduate Education research department. My supervisor is a wonderful woman who is not only easy to get along with, but also understanding about family life. She is willing to work with me on meetings and appointments during the day. Although my position is temporary, it is guaranteed until Dec. 2009. Hopefully, it will become permanent in July when the new Fiscal budget comes out and the department grant is renewed. If not, I will be eligible for other positions within the university. Regardless, I finally have a gym membership where I take Yogilates, dental insurance (my wisdom teeth come out Dec. 12) and vision insurance (I get glasses next week). I hope to stay here for years to come and I am finally able to be proactive about my health. Now just to get permanent so I can have health insurance!

On a personal note, Adam turned 13 on Halloween! I am now officially the mother of a teenager! He acted like one before then, but now it's official. We went haunted housing to Nightmare Haunted House, Trail of Terror, and Terror on Tates Creek. The first and last were great, the middle was a huge waste of time and money. Regardless, we had a blast. Nov. 1st I threw him a surprise party at the house with an Ohio State theme (his favorite football team). Three of his friends stayed the night and they had a great time playing football and XBOX 360.

Aurea is getting ready to turn 7. Hopefully, I can update again before her birthday, but we are having her party on Dec. 6th. She is really excited about the party. She is also on the academic team at school and starting Upward Cheerleading in December.

We have had some family issues since moving back, but I won't get into my dysfunctional family issues. All-in-all, we are doing well. I love my job and Lexington and the kids are doing great.


utmomof5 said...

First of all sooooo good to hear from you!! Glad you found a job that you love and I like that you already have your appointments set for glassses and teeth :)
I officially got a teenager in September! When did I become old enough to have a 13 year old son? It goes so fast. Keep up with the blogging!!

AZMom said...

You sound very happy! I hope your job goes perm so you can stay there!!

Lucille said...

Hi! Thanks for popping over to my blog - it is nice to be back and "see" some familiar faces!

Congrats on the job - doing something that you enjoy AND getting a paycheck is a wonderful thing.

Gulp on the teenager thing...I also have a 7 year old and am NOT looking forward to those years!

Damama T said...

It is so good to hear you sounding happy. Good luck with that wisdom tooth extraction. Hopefully you have someone who can stay with you for a couple of days in case you need some extra TLC time. Wish I was closer. I'd behappy to play nursemaid for a little while. ;o)