Monday, July 27, 2009


Hey, I'm a fiction writer -- we're supposed to be dramatic! Yep, going to Prescott and check out the town for a couple of days. The guys are in charge of the house here in the Valley of the Sun. Not to worry, they are self-sufficient.

Seriously, today I've been unemployed for a year - a very long and wearing year. No kidding. Trust me, unemployment is not a pretty thing. I couldn't have been more happy to see 2008 hit the door and not come back.

So anyway, I have a job interview with the state on Wednesday. That's right, good old government and I couldn't be more thrilled. I'll tell you what, no matter what you think about government, I like doing social work for the gov.

This job is perfect in every way. Child abuse investigations was the hardest job I ever did (unfortunately, someone has to do it). This job puts me back into my other speciality, developmentally disabled. Talk about a special population, this is the ultimate! I love these guys.

Things have been (otherwise) going well for me lately, then to top it off, I stumbled upon this job listing. Sure I've never been to Prescott, but I often take jobs in places I've never been before and it always works out fine.

The pieces are coming together, I found a new suit at Dillards - was $320.00 for $60.00 - how's that for a good deal? Perfect fit. A size smaller than I thought would fit (whoo-hoo! guess that swimming is paying off) and its the color I went to find.

Wish me luck. I have my fingers crossed. I'm so excited!,_Arizona


  1. Wow - I need to go shopping with you, I never find bargains like that.

    Good luck with the interview.

  2. Sure, come on over! The clerk was very helpful and nice. But I need to get a paycheck before I go shopping again.

  3. Nothing nicer than finding a bargain and it will put you in a great frame of mind for the interview. The very best of luck Nadine.

  4. Thank you, Anita,
    I debated posting something this personal. I get personal but not 'personal'. There is the risk of embarrassment of not getting the job, which no one would have known about if I didn't post it. I decided to risk the embarrassment, knowing someone would wish me well, and that will ripple the universe.

  5. Wishing you all that you wish for, Nadine! I hope all comes good for you. Much love. x

  6. Thank you for the good vibes, Carol Anne, I think it helps.

    I'm excited, hopeful, scared, hopeful...