Doin’ the Happy Dance

Yea, yea, I know it’s been a while, I’m sorry. Hunter had a short version of the stomach bug last week, Wednesday and I kept him home from Daycare on Thursday. I never really got the full blown stomach thing, but I sure wasn’t feeling the best on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes, they really mean a lot to me.

Since my husband’s employer sucks, I always have to take sick duty. In order to take Thursday off, I had to cancel a meeting and whatnot and here I am, a week later, still playing catch up at work. That’s what happens when you are doing two jobs, but that’s okay

Anyone who has been around here lately knows how much I hate my current job. My last job was awesome! I was the Director of Administrative Services at the Pontiac Silverdome – the previous home of the Detroit Lions. After the Lions left, the building struggled for several years and finally held its last full-fledged event in January of 2006. I was the last full-time employee there and my job ended in May 1, 2006. And for those keeping track, I was 8 months pregnant. Not a quality most employers are looking for. I was transferred to the City that owns the Stadium to work in the Budget Department – which is where I currently work.

I took a $4 an hour pay cut and they jacked around with my seniority (13 years, out the window – sort of). However, I do realize that I am truly blessed to even have a job in this economy. That’s not the struggle. The struggle is the lack of thought, responsibility and effectiveness that my current position affords me. It was a nice change of pace as I got used to the whole motherhood thing, but now? It’s just boring. I am craving some new opportunities, new experiences and the chance to learn something new career-wise.

Recently I have had the opportunity to assist another department (still in the financial area). I have really been excited to learn another area of governmental finance. And I enjoy keeping so busy. But the city really struggles financially. I can’t get on board with the people that are making the decisions, in my mind they are lacking effectiveness. And politics? … well politics are hard to deal with, at least for me. I’m not a politician, I’m a numbers person. If you ask me what I think… I’m going to tell you. But if you work someplace where the “ism’s*” are a way of life, telling someone how you really feel can be career ending.

* ism’s = nepotism, favoritism, chauvinism are just a few.

Oh yea… the happy dance. I’m doing the happy dance because I have a job interview in three weeks. I am so, SO excited… if I thought I could jump up and click my heals without breaking something… I would. That is all I am going to say, because I don’t want to jinx myself. But if you could send some good vibes my way, I would be ever so grateful.

Ok, I’ve missed the December12 of 12, two Weekly Winners and two days of the 365 day project.

Any one want to see some pictures??? {insert massive screaming in the background here}

Christmas Card Experience

This college sums up the Christmas card taking experience perfectly. You can click on it and it will take you to Flickr where you can see the individual pics or the college.

It was hilarious and tons of fun!




  1. Rhonda Said:

    Love the collage. He is such a cutie. So is the last photo in the collage the card?

    GOOD LUCK on your interview! And happy holidays!

  2. Jenn Said:

    I so understand what you are saying about the brain lag with some jobs. I ran into that at the end of my last job. I was so bored, so uninspired, and soooooooo spending my days applying for other jobs. Now I’m totally overworked, but I like it!

    Best wishes to you all!

  3. Stepherz Said:

    I hope you get the job! I have been where you are and can totally relate. Crossing my fingers!

  4. nikki Said:

    Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. Hope the interview goes well. I will keep my fingers crossed for you! (Come work in Ann arbor! We could do lunch!)

  5. Kayte Said:

    Awww those pictures are so cute! They definitely made me smile 🙂

    I’m going to be heading back to Michigan on Monday – please make sure there’s some beautiful white snow for my Christmas!!

  6. Joy T. Said:

    So glad everyone is feeling better….just in time for Christmas…phew! LOVE that collage and good luck on the job interview in three weeks.

  7. Meghan Said:

    Love LOVE that bug collage. What a personality… I just want to pick him up and squeeze him!

    Also, I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed for you.

  8. Joy T. Said:

    Stopping by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  9. Rhonda Said:

    Me too! Merry Christmas!

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