Since my move home my life has become a lame version of the movie Raising Helen. Lame because I'm broke and I owe bills, so my social life is limited to coffee dates and walks with my dog. I choose coffee because although I'm positive I'm not an alcoholic, it's a lot easier to stop at one coffee than it is to stop at one beer.
Today I made a board game for my sister Christie's class named "The Prefix-Suffix Shuffle." I'm not kidding. Tomorrow morning I am waking up to make the girls lunch, get them to school (in the van), and then go pick up my mom at the hospital for a minor surgery she's having (in the van).
As you can assume, I'm impatiently waiting for my tax return to arrive and for my server training to begin at Whiskey River so I can begin to piece back together my life as a Floridian. Whiskey River, for those of you that don't know, is a newly built bar/club/restaurant opening in April. They have been doing insane marketing and plan on having a national recording artist at the private grand opening. They will have DJs, a mechanical bull, VIP sections, and then the lunch and dinner portion of the restaurant, including an outdoor patio. I did notice a flyer of a girl in a skimpy cowboy outfit at my interview and made sure I wasn't going to be wearing her glorified bra. Shirt and jeans I can deal with. I can honestly say I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I got hired, but I have a feeling I'm going to be making some great money.
Aside from the various interview flops that have gone on I am so pumped to be part of a fashion show in the works. It will be held in Five Points on May 1st and I could not be more excited to show my collection. I'm so thankful there's a reason for the free time I've been given until Whiskey River opens and will spend it sewing. I also haven't lost sight of continuing the professional career search. I've actually become more accustomed to the fact of settling for a salary with benefits as long as I can be creative and provided with a compelling conversation in my workplace. Aside from that, I've let my stubborn and sassy work dreams subside. Lastly I decided today that I'm going to tackle the Gate River Run next saturday. Most people have been training for weeks... while I've gone on a few leisurely jogs with Piper. Time to step up my game!