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Daydreaming of PCS’ing outta here

It’s one of those days where all I can do, other than work, is daydream about PCS’ing fromthie place. Our next options are KY, GA or NC depending on what my hubby decides to do careerwise. I really, really, really want GA b/c the Army post where we would be stationed is close to my family and I would get to see them more often. KY or NC wouldn’t be bad either but now I have my heart set on GA. I’ve been researching buying vs. renting a house; where to live; where to work and all that jazz. I would be terribly sad to leave my job but dang it, I need civilization again.

Speaking of my job, it still rocks. In fact it has gotten even better since one of my coworkers-the only one i didn’t like-left. She always had a surly look on her face and just seemed generally unapproachable. We are in the process of hiring someone to replace her and I’m sure it will be a person who is a much better match with our staff. I am hoping that wherever we go after Polk, I can still work at that post’s ACAP Center. I really, really love doing this job.

There’s not really much else going on around here. P is in the field so I am left to handle the zoo by myself. My father in law comes in town next week and he is staying a week. I have some serious cleaning to do this weekend…joy, joy.


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I have made a conscious decision to be more positive in my life. Life is markedly better with a positive attitude, in my humble opinion 🙂 There is so much negativity in the world and I am a firm believer in the power of mind of matter when it comes to attitude. Now this new attitude of mine does not mean that I won’t break down in tears if we don’t get pregnant this month-I am not Superwoman, infertility is still painful-but I will try to limit my negative thoughts about life in general.

Having a job that I love definitely makes it easier to be more positive. I have seriously not ever been this happy at a real job. I love talking to soldiers and helping them with resumes, job searching and figuring out what they want to do after they get out of the Army. So many of them sell themselves short but today I convinced one not to do that. H came in wanting to look for jobs and start a resumes but he had no idea what kind of work he wanted to do. After talking with him for over 2 hours he decided to not settle for a crappy paying job; instead he decided to apply to college and major in civil engineering 🙂 THAT IS HUGE!!! We looked at a college curriculum for the program as well as looked at some job announcements and it turns out that he is great at math and would love to do that line of work. It is so nice to make a difference everyday. Yesterday I spent 2 hours with a retiree-job searching and writing his resume. He said that retiring from the military is the most stressful thing he’s ever done b/c the military is all he’s ever known. He thanked me several times for spending time with him to prepare for his future. LOVE MY JOB!

Today I get to start peeing on sticks again to figure out my ovulation. I might even try charting my BBT but that means I will have to get a thermometer b/c I cannot find ours. yeah, I lose thermometers every time we move. Hopefully I will ovulate and get knocked up this month so that we don’t have to worry about Tricare, IVF and travelling to Ft. Bragg.

The hubby and I have decided to try and do something fun at least every other weekend so that we can enjoy our time here. This weekend we are going fishing and maybe even going to Avery Island, the home of Tabsaco Sauce. It’s about a 3 hr drive so we have to figure out something to do with our dogs if we go-10+ hrs is too long to leave them cooped up in the apartment. Maybe next weekend I can talk him into going back Natchitoches so I can tour the plantation homes. Since we have at least 9 more months here we figure that we ought to at least try to enjoy it.

Ok, back to work. Lunch is over and am STILL hungry 😦

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Slowly my quality of life is improving

I abso-freaking-lutely love my new job!!!! I have been here a week and I am already acclimated to the workload and am helping clients. I haven’t mastered the resume wizard stuff yet but I can schedule clients and do some other things. Hopefully in a month or so I will be doing briefs on my own =) It’s amazing how being in a job you enjoy can lift your spirit.

The one “eh” side to my job is the dress code. I haven’t had to wear business casual attire in a year so my closet needs some replenishing. I am slowly building my professional waredrobe back to an acceptable level but it is difficult to do given that I am limited on funds and stores. Anyone want to nominate me for “What Not to Wear” so I can get new clothes??

I have also decided to set up a Paypal account to help raise funds for P and I have to have IVF. There is no way we can save enough money quickly enough to do it due to our outrageous credit card debt. Yes, we are aware that we were terribly financially irresponsible and we will never do it again. After our state tax refunds come in we should be able to pay off one and a half cards which will leave us with 3 and a half to go. Thankfully with my new job and us cutting down on stupid expenses (i.e. energy drinks, massive amounts of alcohol) we should be able to start paying those down in a reasonable amount of time.

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