Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I guess I just have to admit that I'll never be a good blogger. It's been such a crazy couple months, I haven't really had the energy to devote to blogging anyway.

Classes and work ended quickly. It was hard leaving my job for the last time, I really loved it there. Our move out of Chicago did not go nearly as smoothly as I had hoped.

We had wanted to be out by evening on Tuesday the 21st but didn't actually get out of the Chicagoland area until 5:30 on Wednesday the 22nd. It was about 4pm on Tuesday that we realized we were not going to be able to fit everything into the gigantic 26-foot truck we rented. At that point we had to make some decisions.

We ended up renting a small storage unit near our apartment (as well as a Uhaul van to get stuff there) so we could store what we couldn't fit in the truck. Caleb and his dad are going to head back up sometime in the next couple weeks to go get it all. How do we have all of this stuff? It just amazes me. We left a couch behind too...it could have been even worse!

Finally we got to Bartlesville (at 5am on Thursday) and had a whirlwind of a Christmas. That Sunday we headed out to Colorado to spend a week with my family and just got back on Saturday night.

This week has been filled with job interviews for me. I was able to get three interviews this week so I was already feeling very blessed. I am quite aware of how difficult it is to get interviews in a normal economy, much less the one we're in at the moment.

My first bank interview went well and we'll see sometime next week what happens there. However, my official Library Media Specialist interview went amazing! The principal offered the job to me on the spot. It is for next school year, so I'm hoping to get one of the bank jobs in the mean time but I can't tell you how excited I am!

On the downside, it is in Oklahoma City which is about 2 to 3 hours away from Caleb's parents. Not an awful distance, but we were hoping to be closer. I am also a little wary of why no one else seems to have wanted this position. I don't know if it just has to do with the school being in a low income area or because it's in OKC Public Schools? I really don't know, but I can't pass up a job offer as a SLMS. It's a full time position, I don't have to travel and while it might not be absolutely ideal (I have no idea that it won't be, but if it isn't) yet I have to take it.

Caleb's cousin & wife live close by and it will be great being near them. I do plan on continuing my job search just to be safe as well as to take advantage of any positions that might be a little closer to the Tulsa area - but overall we're feeling incredibly blessed at the moment. I really feel moving back was the right decision.