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2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Chug Along Open Thread · 19 replies · +51 points

I got the job! I will be working only 24 hours a week starting Feb for the rate I wanted. Boom! Thanks for the mojo you people.

4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Get Out There Open Thr... · 7 replies · +32 points

I had a job interview today. I want to transition to a part time position. I pushed the limit on my rate and may have blown my chances. I felt the interview went really well and they didn't seem to flinch when they asked my hourly rate. If I do get this I will be so proud of myself that I had the courage to ask for what I think I'm worth.
My daughter who has done a lot of hiring for her office said that if they really like me they most likely will be willing to pay the higher rate or try to negotiate a little.
If I don't get it, at least I tried. :-)

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Sleepy Weekend Open Th... · 0 replies · +14 points

Seattle is breathlessly preparing for its first snow storm and I came across this hilarious thread written during last year's storms. I remember how traumatic it was trying to plan my move with one storm after another hitting the PNW. Today I sit here in my living room with my open windows in SD enjoying this gorgeous day. Gotta love it.
This is so funny because it is so true. Seattle peeps are "special" & I love them...
I don't know how to embed a link so here it is:

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Sleepy Weekend Open Th... · 5 replies · +22 points

I bought a thick soft white shag for my living room. I don't know what I was thinking when I ordered an 8 X 10. When I rolled it out it was huge and covered up most of my wood floor. So I just cut it in half (after watching some you tube videos) and it turned out pretty good. Not perfectly straight, but you can't notice if you are not looking for it. I finished the cut edges with a hot glue gun. Those things are too much fun! I'm going to give the other half to Gbabe for her bedroom. It won't last long in her room, but she'll enjoy it.

Tomorrow, I am going to start in my little garden. There are some really nice plants already in there, it just needs some thining & weeding. Every afternoon there are toads that ribbit. It is great! Much better than monster neighbors and traffic sounds. It's so peaceful here.

2 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Countdown Open Thread · 3 replies · +15 points

My first time being first! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.You are all very good people.

2 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Make It A Weekend Open... · 12 replies · +30 points

It's my birthday morning and I am enjoying a few peaceful moments with my coffee before the monsters upstairs awaken.
We have been shuttling artwork, breakables & smaller items over to the new house for the past few days.The movers come on Thursday, but I have to work until Tues, so not much more time. I am getting super excited,
After this last shuttle, kids are taking me to lunch at our favorite beach Mexican restaurant for a tostada and margaritas!

3 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Happy Holiday Week Ope... · 0 replies · +13 points

I have spent the past 3 weeks sick with a cough that refused to leave. Today is the first day I feel I’m on the mend, but I do feel so weak from lack of sleep and stress. I haven’t been able to take any time to rest with Christmas, year end work at the office, and closing escrow and getting ready to move to my new house on Jan 2nd. This bitch gets things done! I am having a blast picking out window treatments and I bought a washer and dryer. It will all be so worth it once it is all done. I got Gbabe a HelloKitty faux fur bean bag and it turns out it is huge. My daughter is going to want to kill me. Gbabe will flove it, so that’s really all that matters.

6 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Behold, the Weekend! O... · 1 reply · +5 points

I will be taking advantage of daughter's decorations and tree this year. I was so excited to share a tree and Christmas decorations with Gbabe this year, but since these new neighbors have moved in upstairs, I hate being in my house. My new house will be available on Dec 15th, but I just don't have time to move until first week of January. So it will have to wait until next year. It will still be so wonderful to be here with them though. We are going to the Christmas Parade today and to see Santa.

7 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Long Thanksgiving Week... · 3 replies · +31 points

This will be my first Thanksgiving with my daughter in many years.I am so grateful to be here. This transition hasn't been without challenges though.My new job is stressing me out quite a bit. I didn't realize how good I had it with my last job in Seattle.Those people are like my family. But I will persevere...As I continue to get the hang of their culture & procedures, it is getting better. I keep telling myself only a few more years :-)
Can't lie, I have been extremely stressed, not sleeping and overwhelmed. I do see things getting much better soon. Today is the day I focus on all I have to be thankful for, which is SO MUCH.
Escrow is closing next week on my little casa, but I probably won't be moving in until first week of Jan.I can't believe I am moving again!At least I will have more help this time and it will probably be my last for a long long time. It is recently remodeled with all new fixtures, flooring, etc.,but there are some cosmetic things I am excited to do.
I am enjoying a rare quiet morning as my neighbors from hell are gone. It is pouring rain & cool out. I have the little fire in my pretend fire place & am drinking some Seattle coffee.
Happy Thanksgiving my Crassfriends. You have always been there for me and I thank you.

8 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Another Weekend Open T... · 0 replies · +15 points

I'm sad to hear this news. You two had each other for a brief but beautiful time. She was a good dog. My best boy Jack was older when I adopted him. I loved him so much for the few years I had him. He is still in my heart. Big hug to you DMM. I know it hurts.