Tuesday, September 1, 2009

GOT IT!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! JJ and I officially both have grown up jobs and we're both making salary. HOLY CRAP!!! I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JJ's got night practice all week, and travelling ALL weekend, so we can't formally celebrate until next weekend, so we broke into his giant Yuengling tonight when he got home.
Florida gets 1 point for having Yuengling. Something we couldn't get in Indiana!



So let's see... the job! The company is a plywood and cabinet company. I'll be doing all of the accounting, bookkeeping type stuff, plus some HR work. I'll get my own office!!! with an attached bathroom!!! I've been talking to the owner's wife because she's in HR and recruiting, and she's so nice, and the owner, her husband, is great. Best part - their son works for them, and he has a chocolate lab named Lily, who I met today, and who is also a regular at the office! YAY!

I am SO happy to have this job for so many reasons. Not only so we can BUY A HOUSE, but also because I absolutely need a schedule. I need to plan things. I need to work all day, come home and make dinner, work out, watch TV and relax. Then my weekends are long runs, food shopping and errands, church, and friend time. I'm so happy. So so so happy!

So I have 5 days of unemployment left. I'm going to meet with the food blogger magazine people this week, and maybe do a little new job clothes shopping, but mostly get moving on the house search!
Thank you all for your best wishes and positive thinking. It really means so much to me!

Next up for Ash - scoping out some 5k's for October to get me back in race mode. Then some longer races hopefully around Jan/Feb to get me ready for the 15k in March.
Can you believe it's already September?!?!?! I'm so happy, I NEED for the weather to cool down...

24 comments:

  1. Congrats! Sounds like a great place to work!

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  2. Congrats!!!! My husband has been searching for a job for the past 2 months and I know how frustrating it can be. He has a second interview tomorrow so hopefully your goodluck passes on!

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  3. Congrats!! I'm so happy for you! :)

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  4. That's awesome!!! I can't believe you have a bathroom or that you get to have a dog around the office-exciting!

    Good luck house hunting!

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  5. Holy guacamole! That job sounds great, Ash! Your OWN bathroom?!

    How much of a dork am I that I would be more excited about decorating the office space as opposed to working in it?

    Never been a numbers girl. :-)

    I'm thrilled for you. I knew something fantastic was just around the corner for you, hon.

    Yay!!

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  6. Hey Ashlee-I just found your blog by searching for the 30 day shred...crazy! Anyway, congrats on your successful weight loss! I am beginning my journey again and you are a true motivation! I love reading your blog and will be back to visit often! Congrats on the new job too:)

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  7. Congratulations! That is awesome!

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  8. congrats on the job!

    and i smiled when i saw the bottle of yuengling. i am from where yuengling is from, it is our 'water' in our area. :c)

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  9. Congrats and good luck next week!

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  10. Congrats on the job Ashlee-that is awesome news! Hope the magazine thing works out too! Yippe for new clothes and houses!!!

    PS...my husband wants to travel to PA to try Yuengling he has heard so much about it and they don't sell it in Ohio either!

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  11. Congrats!! I am so happy for you! I knew things would turn up!!! Yay! :)

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  12. I'm totally a routine person too and when I was on my job search it drove me crazy to be home all day! So proud of you! YAY!

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  13. Congrats on the new job. So cool that they have an office dog. Mine used to come to work with me but she prefers to hang out with my husband, especially on his landscaping jobs.

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  14. Congrats! Sounds likea great opportunity!

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  15. Congrats on the job! Sounds perfect! I am sure you'll share your cooking creations with your new office staff. Anyone you can make a Twilight Cake for?

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  16. Congratulations on the job!!!

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