Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Day

Tomorrow is my first day at my new job. I'm crossing my fingers that the transition is a smooth one.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Working Out at the Track Meet

Butch, Janet, and the kids were in town on Friday and Saturday. Sarah made state in two track events, so we were all excited to watch her race. It turns out, the spectators got a work out, too. After waiting in a long line of cars for 20 minutes, we finally parked almost two miles away from the sports complex. (I just Google mapped it!) Two GIANT hills and 30 minutes of walking later, we were in our seats, ready to watch for Sarah. Her relay team had their best time ever, so they were quite happy.
I was happy to see the family and to go to Twistee Treat after.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Where Have I Been!?

Well, here, there, and everywhere.

I'm sure you all have been wondering about the job interview. It went great. I'll be starting June 1. So much for my hard-earned summer off :0) I'll be working at a very nice nursing home for the most part, and doing some out-patient pediatric and adult work as well. Both locations are five minutes from my house. I'm excited but very nervous. I hate change, and I hate feeling like I don't know what's going on; both are inevitable in a new position. June could be a rough month.

In other news, Joshua and I took a surprise road trip up to Wisconsin on Friday. Grandpa Ed had a serious health concern come up on Thursday night. Many adjustments will have to be made by Grandpa and the entire family, but I'm confident that there are still many happy memories to be made. We drove back Saturday evening, glad that we went, but still tired. I think Joshua's medical information was needed, and the family seemed to appreciate my input on speech and language issues.

We celebrated Mother's Day with a cookout at Aunt Kathy's on Sunday. I really do have a super mother! Love ya, Jon G.!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hello, My Name is Mandi, and I'm a Great Worker.

So, I have a job interview tomorrow at 4:00.

I'm not terribly excited.

The job itself is interesting, half time at an outpatient medical setting and half time at a small nursing home. It sounds like a great opportunity, and both settings are only five minutes from my house. However, interviewing does not excite me. Until now, I've had a phone interview (in my yoga pants) and a very casual interview for a PRN position that I pretty much knew I was hired for before I went to the interview.

Tomorrow will be my first big-girl interview with an HR representative. I also have to navigate to a new place in downtown Peoria. I hate driving to new places.

Enough whining. I am prepared. I am confident. I am a good worker. I ironed my pants and steamed my interview jacket (Thanks, Lena, for the fantastic steamer on loan while you're away!) What else can I do?