Saturday, January 25, 2014

Big Changes Ahead


It looks like my feet will be back in work boots again starting on Monday.  Yikes!
New boots, jeans, thermals, long sleeve T-shirts, lunch tote and bento box, cell phone & ID carrier and hat
Which will mean there will be a whole lotta adjusting goin' on over the next coupla weeks.

Adjusting for me, for CountryBoy, for LizzieBelle, for the morning routine, the evening routine, for figuring out logistics, for cooking, eating, shopping, cleaning, doing laundry, etc.

For Precious and Hunter?  I don't think they will care less about the new routine as long as they have food, water and the litter box is clean, ha!

An opportunity has arisen for me to go to work at the mine where CountryBoy is working.  Normally, I am quite content being the road wife but these opportunities don't happen too often and the money is too good to pass up.

I will be in MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) training and Site Specific training all next week then the following week I will start Fire Watch duty which means I'll be hanging around welders all day and watching for fires started by sparks and putting them out.

With both of us working long hours six days a week we'll have to come up with a plan and keep it simple.

Since simplicity is one of my goals for this year this will be a good challenge!

I plan to keep food simple.  Crock-pot meals once or twice a week for supper. Breakfast and lunch during the work week will consist of Refrigerator Oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, almonds, fruit, Sardines & crackers (for CountryBoy!), sandwiches, leftovers, etc.

The shopping and laundry will have to get done on our day off as well as any cleaning and food prep for the week.  But, with both of us working together on these things we should have a bit of time leftover to relax.  I'm also hoping to get a blog post or two written during the week to keep y'all posted.  Fingers crossed on that one!

Miss LizzieBelle will be taken care of by a friend and she'll get to spend some time with her Shih Tzu friend, Boots!

Knowing this job, for both of us, won't last forever we are willing to give it a go and make the necessary adjustments in order to be able to put away some extra money.  Which, in this economy, is a blessing!

It's been several years since I've been out in the working world so say a prayer and wish me luck.  (I'm starting the liquid Vitamin C and sublingual B-12 already!)

Till next time my friends...


Debbie Linkous said...

Wow - biiiig changes. I'll keep you both in prayer. I hope you enjoy it - attack it with adventure like you do everything else. :)

Terra said...

BIG changes oh yeah, and what an unusual job. Hey, my word for 2014 is "simplify" so we are on the same wave length. Have fun earning that extra money and stash some away for travel or treats.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new job!!

How exciting!


Tracy said...

That is a change for you but it sounds like it won't last forever and it will help with your future plans. Good Luck

Mary said...

Sounds like a great opportunity -- stay safe and warm!

Custom Comforts said...

Wishing you well on your new job endeavor. It's always hard to start a new job and make the needed adjustments until you find your new normal. Take it easy the first few weeks and do some "take out" to make life easier. Welcome to the "working woman's world" again.

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