For my birthday, Sam picked up a haunted house gingerbread kit. We didn't have time to make it that night, and finally found a free night to put it together last night. We made quite the mess but had tons of fun. Thanks Sammy!
Sam and I headed up to Logan on Saturday for the Homecoming game against Hawaii. We were all excited and geared up to go, got to the stadium on time, and found decent seats. About 2 minutes into the game it started sprinkling, and by halfway thru the 2nd quarter I was making a mad dash for the car soaking wet. Turns out the Aggies didn't like the rain so well either... http://news.hjnews.com/sports/article_63d3d8a4-df35-11df-a2c6-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story
...so lots of people are wondering why I am suddenly going private. I have no kids to protect, no home to worry about, no known stalkers. So why would I hide myself from the world?
BECAUSE I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
OK so I got a job offer. Which is contingent upon me passing a VERY intense background check. The recruiter I have been working with suggested making all my online profiles private so any googling of my name won't pull up crazy photos, stories, anecdotes, confessions, etc.
I am SO excited. I am going to be a financial analyst with a fairly large investment firm--so a huge career change for me. I've been thinking of making a move like this for a long time, but
a) I have been scared to leave the comfortable and known world of doing hair b) I love my clients and most of my co-workers, so why would I leave them and c) the job market has been less than desirable.
I finally worked up the nerve to start putting out resumes, and got form letter after form letter saying thanks, but no thanks. I finally got an interview with this company, and a nerve rattling 8 days later I got the offer.
I'm not naming the company on here because apparently there is tracking software that companies use to see where their names are popping up online. One of my friends blogged about her company and was called in to HR the next day. Who knew. But I'll give you a hint. Sam calls it G. Sax. :) Just don't give me away by guessing or mentioning the name on my comment form. :)
I'm so nervous, anxious, and exhausted after just the interviewing, drug test, and background check of this process. But I'm also excited and enthusiastic to take this plunge to furthering my knowledge in the financial world and use the degree I worked so hard for. YAY!!!
So I really don't think that many people follow my blog, but for at least the next little bit I'm going private. And I'm not giving you much of a chance to get me your info, but I think most of you can reach me thru facebook or the real world (I know, who talks in the real world these days?!?) and I'll add you.
This might just be a temporary thing too...we'll see.
A couple days ago, a lady at the retirement home where I work was complaining about the weather, and her husband said "It's Utah. Don't bother complaining, it'll be different in 10 minutes!" On the drive home from Logan last week I watched the most beautiful weather and scenery, and thought "This is why I love fall!"
Saturday night after the Priesthood session, the girls set out on a quests to make cake pops. Mom was tired from babysitting all week so she went to bed, and Katie was sitting on a beach in Hawaii, so we missed both of them. But we managed to make a huge mess, have a ton of laughs, a few screams, and an overall great time. Not to mention the delicious cake pops the next day. :)