Friday, October 06, 2006

New Things of Note

I started a new job this week. I was selling (or at least trying to sell) real estate and doing property management. I had been doing this for almost 1 1/2 years and had gotten NOWHERE very slowly...I was told this career would take a while to got good but I could expect to see some money by a year and by year two would most likely be making enough to support myself. I don't have that kind of time these days..I am now a single mom with two kids and I need to be able to have a steady schedule and a steady paycheck. My brother-in-law offered me a job with his tax firm as an "office manager" making pretty decent money with two yearly bonuses and 1/2 my benefits paid. I jumped at it. This is actually the first "real" job I've ever held. You know the kind with a 9-5 day. It's pretty cool, I work 830-5 Mon-Thurs and have Fridays off until tax season when I will work Mon-Fri and every other Saturday for 4 hrs. Not too shabby especially considering I get a bonus at the end of tax season. As Tony the Tiger would say, GRREEAATT!
Oh and there is a cute CPA working there so I have some eye candy while I work the day away. Don't get me wrong....I am not looking for someone to date or have a relationship of any kind with. I'm only saying some eye candy never hurts a situation. It seems to be pretty cool. I'm excited about the opportunity to get to know my brother-in-law better.

(Some history on that)
I have a half sister from my dad. She's ten yrs older than me and is from a marriage before he met my mom. We found about each other almost ten yrs ago and have only in the past two yrs been trying to work on a relationship. It's been a little rocky and a little uncomfortable but we're getting there. It doesn't hurt that I adore her and it seems she feels the same about me. It's strange having a new sister. You don't go into it with the same closeness you share with your other siblings. The ones you grew up with. We keep waiting for that comfortability to be but I wonder if it ever will. Maybe after a few yrs we'll be close and comfortable with one another. Anyhow....she is ten yrs older than me and is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim. From what I've been able to see, he's a pretty amazing man. They have 5 kids ages ranging from 12-1. Three boys and two girls. He's a good dad and anytime I've been around the seven of them, he is always participating and doing most of the child care.. This is something I feel is kind of rare, especially with five of those lil suckas running around.
S and I have been hanging out for almost two yrs now and I haven't had much of a chance to get to know her husband. It's been emotionally strenuous just trying to forge a friendship with her so having this job with him is going to put us in a position to get to know one another. After all, they will be a part of my family forever now.

New news on le divorce: The attorneys have a phone conference scheduled for 10am this morning. Mine said it seemed that his was optimistic about coming to a settlement soon. She's said this before and sent us a proposal way off from what we had proposed. We shall see, I guess.

I get Jack back tonight and am thoroughly excited about it. Chloe is too...she's been asking for her brother all week. It's really sad....


melissa_in_jax said...

Congrats on the new gig!
I've got my fingers crossed about today's lawyerly activities!

Rebecca said...

Helllloooo Summmmmer!!!!

This was a neato post to read. I am tickled to read about your new employment and its possible effects on your relationship with your sister. That is so very cool.

Also YEAAAA for getting the Jackson backson. Smooch him and love him and hug him. (like you need to be told that, right?!??!)