My life is about to change!! I told myself I would start looking for a new job this summer as I’m ready to re-enter the work force. I’ve already started updating my online resume and contacting a few companies by job boards. Boy did I get lucky! I contacted this office based in Dallas, McCann FitzGerald, thinking they might need a part-time receptionist but the position was filled. Then the HR guy called me back saying they had another position and would I like to apply for that? Sure, I said, I’m open to about anything. Turns out, this is a Project Management position for their overseas branch in Dublin! I seem to be perfectly qualified and they’ve interviewed me by phone two times. This morning, the HR guy called again saying they want to interview me in person and want to fly me out to Dublin on Monday. If I get the job, we’ll relocate to Ireland. Rusty says he’s excited for this opportunity for me.

Speaking of Rusty, a bit of shocking and bad news. He’s been having nerve problems with his arms intermittently but recently it real bad. He went to the doctor yesterday to have him look at it- turns out he has "paresthesias" and may have to have his thumb removed! On the right hand. His left hand is ok so far. The surgery is scheduled for next month. He’s a little sad about this, understandably, but I’m sure we’ll adapt fine.

Elliot surprised everyone by saying his first sentence this weekend. We were all at dinner when out of the blue he said, “I’m done with dinner. Pass me my milk please.” Then he proceeded to drop his food on the floor like he always does at the end of a meal. All three of us stared in silent amazement for what seemed by seconds. We tried to get him to say something, anything, but refused.

Last night I read one of my favorite bedtime stories to Joshua for the first time, Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s a quick read, easy language, and beautiful prose. He especially liked the line "Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue. Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue." He stayed awake for the entire reading. I’m so glad he’s finally getting some classic culture.


Hannah Poole said...

oh, if it is, that is so mean. i've spent all day bummed that you guys might move so far away!!

p.s. if it's not a joke, of course i'm so happy and excited for your guys about the relocation - and a wee bit jealous! and very sorry to hear about rusty's issue with his hand... that does not sound fun.

Preethi Jones said...

Okay, which one is the April fools joke? Moving to Ireland or Rusty's thumb or both?

Preethi Jones said...

Okay, I read all of today's (April 1st) blog. It's all a big April fools joke! Right?

Stephanie Rhoades said...

OK…congrats on the job and exciting life. Now what the hell is paresthesias? And why would it require amputation of the thumb. I have never heard of a nerve disorder that required amputation in the early stages. I repeat, what the hell! Poor Rusty must be freaking out. I would be. Let me know what you guys need. It’s been a rough 2009 so far.



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