We really did believe that this time was it, but apparently it's not. I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say that my husband was definitely given a lot of reasons to think that this time he was a front runner for this job. And the powers that be say that he could still be in the running for a future position, but we're not holding our breath. My husband feels it is time to take a break from the job hunting and get geared up for his next test in October.
In the meantime, I got a whole bunch of yard work done by my nephews Dad and it all looks so great that I feel like we could actually hold an outdoor party in our back yard and I won't be worried about having to test out my homeowners insurance policy!
After all that work, we also got to take my nephew to a Mariners game where he got to run the bases at the end of the game.
Then we took a couple of days and went to an indoor water park. Nathan loves the place and he got to spend time with his good friend who also has red hair. I love the connection that they share.
Overall, we had a wonderful week and it made waiting for an answer on this whole job question a lot more bearable. Now that we're not going to be doing any moving right away, the next thing on my agenda is spending two weeks at the end of September in Palm Springs. I am looking forward to some hot, sunny weather, and some real relaxation. We're taking our dogs with us and we plan on doing not a whole lot!
I have also made a decision for myself during this time of waiting and wondering. I am going to be cutting back on my work schedule after January 1, 2012. I started a small business several years ago that I use to express my more artistic side and haven't done much with it over the past year and a half. It's time for me to get back to what I really love to do and stop worrying so much about what we'll do if money gets tight.
So, if you're going to be in the Palm Springs area for any reason within those last two weeks of September, I'd love to meet you. Seriously. You'll find me on a bike or in a pool or on a golf course...