It was so not awesome. The tires popped, loudly. Parents picking up their kids gawked, a few asked if we were ok and if we needed help. It took an hour and a half for a tow truck to arrive. At least it was 80 degrees out and sunny. LO told me after it happened, "It's ok Mom, everyone does things like this sometimes."
I should get the car later today (I've been borrowing my parents) to the tune of some $500 out of pocket or so.
This is the first time I've logged in, I know, what, 6 months or so. And I don't know what is going on here, so forgive me as I catch up.
-LO TURNED 10. And I feel old. She is doing well, blossoming into a wonderful, curious kid. School is almost over and camp will be starting next month. I sponsored her b-day party and everyone she invited came (it was also held at the new birthday hotspot in town). The only other news is that she is starting to say that wants to live with me, as her dad got re-married and she doesn't like the stepmom.
-I've started to flat iron my hair and since it now reaches beyond my shoulders by a good few inches, I definitely get attention.
- I got into a verbal tiff with the ex a few months ago about money (he thinks that he doesn't need to pay as much even though he makes 2x my salary) and such so I told him to go get a lawyer. It felt really good to tell him that. So he gets a local lawyer, local lawyer basically tells him he's up a creek until later this year, which I knew (or if I start cohabitating with someone). Ex has local lawyer start transferring the paperwork down here, which is fine. I ran this all by The Lawyer (yes, the hard to break up one one I dated, we are friendly and he said that he'd help me out) who laughed and said "oh I know that lawyer, we went to school together, let me give him a call". Haven't heard much since then.
-Family is ok, I became an aunt in January, my brother and sis in law are some what reconciled with my parents who are enjoying the second grandbaby, my sister is her usual self.
-I am in the process of looking for another job (no real chance of a bonus and/or significant advancement where I am at now) and now, in my advanced state of my career means actually getting recruiter calls and working the network. I've been contacted 2x/3x a mo since about November (local tech/online market is tight) and have also done some due diligence and applied for other jobs. I've interviewed with the few local tech startups and such. Walked away from one offer in Feb from a local "media agency" as they wanted to put me on a flat fee + bonus for a job with a particular skillset I have.
-And the big news in my universe at the moment is that last week I got a cold call from a recruiter from a major tech company holy fucking understatement who saw my linkedin and other online presence. I spoke to him and after we spoke, he realized that he had an open position for a particular skillset I have and that it would be ok for me to telecommute. He recommended that I speak to the VP, which I actually did today. The VP said that they've been looking for my skillset for a while. The only real outstanding question that he knew is that they were hoping for someone to work with them at the HQ, which is out of the question for me. At any rate, I should hopefully know soon and be brought into a local subsidiary office for a second interview as both the recruiter and the VP said that they work fast.
-New guy in my life for the past few months. I've been pondering for a while what to say to you guys about him. Pretty much who I've been looking for, in the long term. Hellaciously smart (ivy league PhD), very successful (high level exec at local company), in that (almost ready) to settle down phase. Even with all of that, we are actually pretty similar, have similar habits. He is also in wonder of my online life, and you guys, who I've talked about. On the weekends I see him, we literally get dressed and go out to the expensive restaurants and hang out in the city together. It's a different life.
There's something to be said about dark places and tears and being by yourself on New Years. I feel better now though.
That is all.
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