Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 <--Great Day

It is fairly obvious to all of you that Michael and I have found 2009 to be the year of surprises. And it seemed fairly obvious to us that these surprises hit in multiples. When we were down, the mean kid kicked us again. When we were up... well you get the point.

I am so, so excited to tell you about our latest "ups." :) With Thanksgiving one day away, it could not have come at a better time.

Yesterday I accepted a new job! I've been in a pretty extensive interview process (e.g., two 2-hour interviews and 4 tests) for the last few weeks and found out the news yesterday afternoon on my break. I wish I could tell you about the position but it's pretty foreign to me so explaining it might make you wonder how the heck I even got the job. Karen works at this company, mentioned the job to me and it sounded perfect for my analytical self. I start December 9 and could not be more excited.

With that in mind, I'm sad to be leaving Nordstrom. It's been a great experience and so valuable. I am a big believer that everyone should work in the service industry at least once in their life. It is a definite eye-opener and gives you a healthy dose of the golden rule. I was a waitress at several restaurants in high school/college and was confident I'd learned my lesson. Who knew that working in retail would be such a vivid reminder to the young waitress who thought she knew it all. I've already had my Nordstrom plea post so I won't do it again, but please remember to be friendly when you're out shopping, especially over the next few weeks when things are crazy. You're not the only one stressing out, the person behind the counter or serving your meal has their own stresses and worries this holiday season. Remember that. And throwing out a "Merry Christmas" wouldn't hurt much either. :)

And I'm off my soap box.

As I mentioned earlier, I said our "up" news typically comes in multiples, and if you've been reading closely you'll notice I've only mentioned one. Yesterday I had lunch with Michael and he told me he'd received a very nice promotion at work. I am so proud of him. Working at a start-up company is very scary--you don't know one day to the next the fate of your company. He has worked so hard since he started in April and I know this promotion is well-deserved.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. Thank you so much for your prayers and words of encouragement for the both of us over the past eight months. I realize what goes up must come down but I think I'm going to hang out here in the clouds for a bit. It's been awhile and I love the fresh air.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving Doll! I love your positive attitude. It is very uplifting :)

Emily said...

Congratulations!! I hope you both have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Jax said...

OHMYGOSH! I am SO happy for you guys! Congratulations on the new job, love!!! I am SO freaking excited for you!! I cant wait to hear more! I don't usually blog details about where I work, etc.. in terms of my regular jobbie, so if you don't want to blog any, totally understandable, but I will be watching FB for details! AGH! YAY! And HOORAY for Michael's new promotion!!! This makes me so very happy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Summer said...

YAY on both accounts!! A good Thanksgiving indeed. :)

Kaitlin said...

Congratulations to both you and Michael!! :) Best Thanksgiving week, ever?! :)

Mrs. A said...

YAY!! What a very Happy Thanksgiving it will be for you!!
Congrats on both accounts!!

Sarah Hudson said...

Congratulations to you both! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

The Emerson's said...

I am SOOO happy fory you and the hubs! COngrats, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Leslie said...

There are no words...so so thrilled for you two. It is great to see good things going your way!

Ashley said...

Yay!! Congratulations to BOTH of you! I can't wait to hear more about this interesting-sounding job of yours, if you decide to tell us more. You were both due for some great news!

Erin said...

Congrats on the job!!! I was kind of behind on my blog reading and my mom told me the news, she thinks you are so funny and enjoys reading your blog (as do I !). Tell Mike Congrats too!!!!

PS I totally agree with you on working retail, I spend 3 plus years in different retail type positions!

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