Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Life Recap and Update

WOW! Hi friends! I can't believe it's been almost 2 full weeks since I've been in the bloggy world. I'm SO far behind and can't wait to catch up with all of you on your blogs and see what you've been up to the past 2 weeks. There's been so much happen since I last "saw" you that I don't even know where to begin. Well, let's start at the beginning, shall we?! :)

As of my last post on March 2nd, things kind of went into a full blown spiral mode immediately. I was given 3 different offers, and which I accepted one, and was told I could start on the 21st of March, however, the next day they called and asked me if I could start on Monday, March 7th instead. But, after thinking it over more, I ended up declining their offer and accepting a different offer with a different firm that I felt was a much better fit and one I could see myself with for the rest of my career, which is what I wanted to find. Anywho, once I accepted their offer, instead of starting on Monday, March 7th, they wanted me to start on Wednesday, March 9th. Like I said, this sent us into a complete tailspin as I had to literally give my notice on Thursday, March 3rd as being my last day, and hubby and I had to go home that night and start packing everything up that I was absolutely going to HAVE to HAVE to start my new job, plus things I needed to have to live with my brother-in-law while trying to figure out what location we are going to want to buy a house in the next month or two as well. And on top of that we are in the process of finding my husband a job here in Arkansas too.  ACK!!! Can you say stressful!? OMG it has been STRESSFUL!!! Also, my husband not being here has been tough too. We've been married almost 19 years and never been apart that long so it's really been hard on us in that regard but thankfully, I get to see him again this weekend - yay!!! 

Needless to say, things have been completely crazy the last 2 weeks and I'm ready for everything to settle down once and for all. But, I am happy to say that I have officially moved back home to Arkansas and am thrilled with my new job and look forward to actually going to work each day, which is something I've not been able to say for a very long time. It feels SO GOOD to be "HOME" and back with my family and friends. Once my hubby is here full time then all will be as it should be again. 

So.... what's new with you and what have you been up to? I can't wait to catch up! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by and please let me know you were here. I'm off to read your blogs and see what you've been doing the past 2 weeks.  :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What's Hap-"pinning" Wednesday

Hi Friends! Wow! I can't believe it has been an entire week since I was on my blog last! I've missed you guys. I hope that you have all been wonderful over the past week and I'm sorry I've been MIA. There have been a LOT of changes and I can't wait to tell you about them. First off, come play along or just check out all of the ladies who are linking up today with Jessi and Jenn for What's Hap-"pinning" Wednesday. 

As you know my job is completely being eliminated come the end of this month. Well..... if you've been reading this blog for very long, then you know me and know how I am a TRUE Arkansas girl through and through and I love going back home.  Sooo... I have the pleasure of announcing that WE ARE MOVING BACK TO ARKANSAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!! 

After four long years, we are officially moving back home and I am in Heaven! I went on Monday and interviewed with 3 different firms in Little Rock and have been blessed with 3 different offers.  I am completely ecstatic and over the moon as you can just imagine! I have a hard decision to make because I want this job to be my last and final job that I can retire with. We have had to move so much over the last 11 years and I've had to change jobs so often that I'm completely over starting over and over and over. All of the promotions that my husband has been promised these last 4 years and hasn't gotten, has been very frustrating for him to say the least. But, I've told him time and time again that I felt it in my heart that God had a purpose and a place for us and that I truly believe it wasn't here in Texas or Portland, OR but that it was back home in Arkansas with our family and friends and he proved that to me with these 3 offers that I have been given and I couldn't be more grateful.

So..... that is what my What's Hap-pinning moment is this week. I am sure there are others, but this is the one that means the absolute most to me this week. I am literally (as they say in Arkansas) in HOG HEAVEN with my exciting news and can't wait to be back with my besties, family and my precious grandson.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. I promise to keep you posted as things progress along.

Lots of love and hugs,