Saturday, September 27, 2008

Back to RL (Real Life)

Life is returning to normal. I am pretty much fully recovered from the abdominal surgery, my back is not recovered--it probably never will be pain free, but I can walk unassisted now and can sit for a while, so for me that is a huge plus.

Jury duty is finally over. It was not as bad as I feared, though the drive WAS the pits. I took the bus two days, but drove the rest--it did not seem to make much difference in cost to me. My case was a federal one--armed bank robbery and we as a jury had to reach a unanimous verdict. It was more difficult than I thought, since the evidence was pretty heavy on the prosecutor's side I didn't think there would be much dissent, but there was. But we did finally reach one: guilty on all 15 counts.

I am also leaving my job as office manager for the two urgent cares. It was a good job. It really was. I liked it, liked the staff, and could handle the original two docs there fine. It was pretty much the job I had been striving for for a long time.

So why am I leaving? It is complicated, but it boils down to having too much to do, little to no support and tons of responsibility but no authority to effect changes. I am so overloaded it does not even merit a bad joke.

So I went looking. I interviewed for a clinical infomatics position--a blend of nursing and IT and was hired. It is a transfer, since it is the same company, but a different division. My first day there is Oct 20. I am really looking forward to it. It has a lot of the same compoenents of my previous job, also in the same company, and those aspects were ones I excelled at and enjoyed.

Now on to MUCH better topics.

I went to my LNS, The Needled Canvas in Marietta, to their Grand Re-Opening last weekend. I got some NICE goodies:







A cool blackwork Kitty design






A Blackwork Sampler design





A cross stitch/blackwork checkbook cover done in 32 count linen, OVER 1!





A Basket Purse




With the top part I am currently working on





The Rabbit Round Doorprize I won





And totally non-sequiter--a pen my husband made for me--sitting on that 32 count linen

Also, the online needlework show is almost over. It ends a little earlier this year--monday at noon rather than midnight. So if you have been there to drool over the vast amount of goodies, enter the door prizes, order a few must haves, here is the link:

http://www.needleworkshow.com/cgi-bin/stitcherlist.pl

Enjoy!

6 Meow Backs:

Meari said...

Good luck with your new job.

Lori said...

Having a job with no support, especially when you have health issues, is the pits! glad you decided to change..good luck! love all of your purchases at the LNS shop! looks like you had a good time! take care!

Carolyn said...

Glad the surgery is done and you're feeling better. Congrats on the job switch - hope this goes great. Love the goodies. Sounds like a blast!

Lizzy said...

How wonderful reading your blog Ruth and how lovely to meet you! Congrats on your new job and I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

I reviewed for RT for about 12 years... until 2002 I think it was... Again, it's been lovely to meet you, Ruth and I look forward visiting with you again...

Happy Stitching...
Lizzy

Rene la Frog said...

Good luck with the new job.

Your new stash looks great, looking forward to seeing it stitched.

Nancy said...

Good luck with the new position and glad your surgery is over and on the mend. Looks like you have some blackwork to do in your future!

 
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