Friday, December 19, 2008

S'More Brownies!!

We are making these for one of our Christmas desserts! YUM!

You can get the recipe here.

picture says it all!


I am just staying home today enjoying the last day of quiet. Just me and Abbs. Was hoping to take her out and have some fun with her today since it's literally the last day of just her and I. 2 weeks of everyone at home, then I start work. But the poor little critter has the sniffles today. She's upstairs tucked into bed watching a movie. So I'm just playing around in photoshop with a couple of my favorite pictures of her. Texture. I love it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Job and an UGH!

So I went on my interview this morning, and it went great! The branch manager and the lead teller both interviewed me (at the same time), and we all got along great. We sat and gabbed for almost 1 1/2 hours, and by the end of it, she said the job was mine! YAY! I even got the call from the HR director to "officially" offer me the position. Woohoo!
Okay, so it's part time. Hours will vary. Could be up to 39 hours at times, which is great. But could be less than that sometimes.

The ugh is that we have to now somehow come up with the $400+ dollars to pay in advance for Abby's daycare for the month of January since I won't get paid til later in the month. And there's that little fact that I've been out of work for about 8 years and I own no work clothes except for the 2 shirts and 1 pair of pants we got for me to wear on interviews. Oh, and the one pair of shoes I have that are work suitable. So dh is freaking out. He has me all stressed and pretty much sucked the joy out of the good news. This is just him. He's a worrier. But I'm not. I'm more "go with the flow." So when he gets stressed, I get bummed. And I hate that. I wanted today to be fun and stress free. And bless him for trying to be cheery... but he sure as hell wasn't. I'll be browsing the clearance racks for anything suitable to wear. I sure as heck don't want to be the girl who wears the same thing every week.

This was supposed to be my day to be ecstatic. Now all I can think about is how hard the next month or two is going to be til the paychecks are coming. And the fact that I really need clothes for this.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holding my breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, deep breath now!
So the HR director called me this afternoon needing to know a little more information from me. (when my flight leaves on the 16th of January) She said that she'd love to offer me a position as long as the teacher of the class I need to take for the job agrees to let me take the final tests on another day, since the class is Jan 5th-16th. Holding my breath for 2 hours.
She called me back and it's a YES! All I have to do is meet with the branch manager tomorrow of the branch just off base (bummer it's not a 6 block commute, but it's still only a 4 mile one!), and if she likes me the job is mine!!

Insert happy dance here: :-) (-:

YAY! Everyone cross their fingers!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Interview today.

I interviewed for a teller position at Marine Federal Credit Union today. It being wishful thinking, a couple of months ago, I faxed in my resume to the Human Resources director at the bank even though they had no openings. She called me and let me know that they had nothing available, but she said she was going to hold on to my resume. Well, Friday, she called me and said she had a part time position available at the branch here on base. Woohoo! How awesome would it be to have a 6 block commute??!! The funny thing about it all is that the second we got on base, I saw the building and said "I'm going to work there!"
Well, today was the big day. 10:30am, I arrived at the big corporate office building with the bright blue roof. Waited about 15 minutes and off we went to her office. It went well I think. I'm the type that doesn't BS when asked a question. I'm not going to say "because I think your bank is wonderful and stupendous and I think it's fabulous that you cater special to the military, whom I love so deeply" when she asks me why I want to work there. I said something to the effect of "for one, I loved working at a bank for 3 years. I was good at it. And honestly, I want to work somewhere I know I'd do well. And I need this job." she stopped, put down her pen, and said that she really appreciated the actual HONEST answer, and none of the "fluff" she had heard from most of the people she's interviewed for jobs in the last few months. I hope she wasn't the one being "fluffy" and was sincere. I see no point in bullsh!++ing people. I answered this way to a lot of her questions. At the end of it, I felt pretty good about being myself, making her laugh a lot, and being called to interview in the first place.
Wish me luck. It sounds like a perfect opportunity for me. Decent pay. Hours that will work around our childcare, and a dream commute!!