I have exciting news. I am now the "Chicago Vintage Fashion Examiner". I would love you guys to all read my article and leave me comments at the end.
Here is the link: http://www.examiner.com/vintage-fashion-in-chicago/catherine-taylor
Sorry it's been so long, pleonast world! Except for keeping up with a couple groups, I've really missed out on a lot of things here lately. However, I think I've got some good excuses.
We're in the process of moving from Rochelle to Northbrook. Northbrook is an awesome community. It's in Cook county, north of Chicago. It's a very safe, nice city complete with all of our favorite stores, restaurants, gyms, and parks....including a couple of really neat dog parks. We're living in an adorable apartment that we just love, and the metra into Chicago is practically in our back yard.
I am working full time in patient care services (which is an impressive way of saying I'm a receptionist) for an oral surgery office, and I am so close to my job that I walk to work! :) I'm also able to walk home for lunch every day. Rusty's school is about a 15 minute drive from here, which will make things so much easier on him, and he'll be able to come home at lunch every day too. Allie loves living somewhere with so many puppies, and so many nice parks.
Rusty is still working in Rochelle through the end of the month, so he's kind of back-and-forth (but mainly in Rochelle) until then. Hopefully soon we'll have a big move day where we can get a few larger furniture items moved up here.
Well, I am working today, so I need to get going. I work a half day tomorrow, and then Rusty and I are meeting up in Chicago to do the History Museum (for a free day if you use Bank of America), and then go to our last CSO concert (we got a package last year at Christmas). I think we're also using a Groupon to get dinner somewhere yummy. I just love Groupon.
I'm off to work! Have a good day, everyone.
After all the drama and chaos, and the fear and the confusion, and the uncertainty and the questioning.....I feel a lot better about things. My job search has now ended (YAY!), because on Monday morning, I had a great interview that resulted in a job offer.
I will be working full time as a receptionist at an oral surgeon office. My work week is Tuesday through Saturday (half day), with Sunday and Monday off. I am planning to teach music lessons on Monday. The hours will be really good, keeping my evenings and most of my weekends free. Rusty's school is nearby, so we're planning to line up our schedules so that he will go to school while I'm at work, and we can have all our evenings and weekends together.
I am SO excited to have this job. I know now that I love working with people, and I think this will be a perfect fit for me. I've been saying prayers of thanksgiving, and I can't wait to begin.
Tuesday's my first day!
I am a firm believer in the providence of God.
I believe that he has something in store for us.
I believe that whatever that something is is so perfect that only He could make it happen.
I believe we should accept this, and not worry when things don't work out the way that we thought they should.
But....this can be pretty hard to do. It's really hard to watch your carefully made plans crumble, and keep reminding yourself that it's only because it wasn't right, and God has something else in mind.
It's hard....but I'm going to do it. (Any advice or prayers to help me along the way would be greatly appreciated.)
This morning, one of my tasks was to fold a large mountain of laundry. Since I needed to get it done, and planned to do it in the living room, I thought, "Hey, I'll watch Rachel Ray. I haven't done that in forever!"
I turned off my music and turned on the t.v. No signal. So, I tried changing the channel. Nothing happened. I tried punching in the channel. Nothing. I finally decided to run an auto scan to search for all the channels. It took about 5 minutes, and I finished most of my laundry.
Oh well! At least all the channels work now. I turned to the channel I wanted, and it was a commercial break. Meanwhile, Allie was doing the "I have to go outside" dance at the front door, so I took her out to complete her business. By the time we came back, it was almost time for another commercial break...but I did see enough of the show to realize that it was a re-run... and one I had seen before. *Sigh* I should have stuck with the radio.