Saturday, January 7, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again...

Right out of college and up until my daughter was born, I worked as a Financial Analyst.  I loved the work, but we had our two year old son and our daughter on the way.  We decided that I would stay home with them.  Over the years I worked some part time jobs, but generally I was home.  Now that both kids are in college, I felt the desire to return to work.  Well, on Monday I'm jumping back in.  It's a new company for me, but the work will be similar to what I did so many years ago.  I am very excited!

My good friend Cindy sent me this box of gifts the other day in celebration of the new job.  
 A new scarf, some notepads, a clipboard, and a rooster for the house.

I will be wearing the scarf and using those cards!  I think the rooster is awfully cute on my island!

 Obviously there are some downsides to taking on a full time job.  One of them is blogging.  I plan to continue, but know that it will take a bit of a backseat for awhile until I figure my schedule out.  Since the kids are both in college, that's not an issue (but let's be real--a big reason to go back to work!)  The biggest issue we have is that our dog Max will be missing me like crazy!  He's 11 years old and is never far from my side all day and all night long.  Hopefully his new Christmas toy will soothe him during the day during my absence.  :)

 Thanks for your visit!  



  1. You can do it, Pam! Back into the trenches! Good Luck!

  2. How exciting Pam!! I never saw a picture of Max before, he is a sweetie!! Good Luck on your new job!

  3. Wow, Pam! Congratulations! Is it full time? I've thought about going back to work, as well. It was so nice to of your friend to send you the box of gifts!

  4. Wow!
    I'm the same as you...haven't worked much since the kids were I'M SCARED TO DEATH TO ENTER THE WORK FORCE!
    I hope it goes well for you. See you when you blog! Let us know how you're doing, okay?

    as for the gifts...Always love stationary. That Rooster is sweet!


  5. Aw, Max is handsome, and he will miss you, but animals usually adjust. We'll understand if you don't post as much. Your rooster is the cutest darn thing, and your friend was a real sweetie for sending you those gifts.

  6. Hi Pam,

    That will be some good paying job. I'm so happy for you!!!

    I look forward to when you can post.

    I wish you all the best in your new job.

    Max will miss you that's for sure. I'll miss you too.


  7. I am very excited for you, Pam, and hope the first day and every day after is just incredible. I hope it is everything that you want it to be.

  8. Oh Pam, exciting, but scary I am sure, poor Max, maybe he could go to doggie day care a couple days a week. Yep that college is expensive! Check in when you can!


  9. aahh poor Max. I have my neighboor come in and let Greta out twice a day.
    Congrats on deciding to get back on the horse and finding a job!
    I hope it is a exciting new chapter in your life. BUT...keep on blogging!

  10. You'll be terrific my friend! I'd visit Mister Max if you lived up by me! Love the gifts that Cindy sent! The rooster to remind you to rise and shine! The scarf has perfect colors for you and let the note stuff remind you of your friends in blogland!

  11. Congrats on the new job! And ooooh, poor Max. But, he is an older dog, and his exercise needs are less... so perhaps he'll nap.

  12. I'm so happy for you Pam. Best wishes on your new job. Love that rooster, and the pic of Max.

  13. Hope everything goes very well for your new venture Pam and that your schedule goes smoothly! Congratulations!

  14. Hey Pam! Wishing you the best as you enter back into the work force! Hope it's a smooth transition for you(and Max)!!!!

  15. Wow Pam, what great news for you. I love working at home (never stopped after leaving the office) but do miss the community in the office -- wish a great one of those for you in your new place. And I'm sure you'll find time to keep your hand in the blogging world. Will look forward to your continued adventures and projects (love that birdhouse, too btw.) Happy New Year. Jane

  16. Congratulations on your new job, but poor Max.One of us comes home at lunch to check on our fur babies. Sometimes I leave the t.v. and radio on.

  17. Awwwww...poor Max! I am sure he will adjust as well though! Good luck in your new endeavors!


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