Thursday will be my last night in the stockroom at Target. I’m not gonna trash talk the place. It had its moments. More in the beginning of my retail career and fewer at the end. They were flexible with scheduling and generally nice people. If anything I will miss the friendships I’ve made and the camaraderie that one can only find in the bowels of a large retail store. The lesser the pay the more camaraderie is usually the rule as I understand it.
During my two years at Target I’ve been searching for more fulfilling work. The open availability at Target allowed me to interview with ease. I was also more selective in my job search. I wasn’t so ready to give up that ten percent employee discount. It had to be worth it.
I interviewed maybe, three times. The last one finally paid off.
All I’ll say is that I will be gainfully employed as a library technician starting in the new year. I’m very happy but also worried about the new challenges this brings. And I hate the word, “challenges”. But it is what it is. It’s change and it’s never easy. I worry about day care for Rhen. We will have him in the best day care program in town, but still it’s not home. I’ll miss the time spent with him but it will also be really good for him. I find myself lagging behind his new busy toddler lifestyle. Gone are the days of slings and long naps. Sniff.
I haven’t been very active on the internet lately. I guess I’ve had my mind on other stuff. Really though, this job will like solve so many of our problems. Mostly the money part of life.
Christmas was a blast. My brother and sister (spouses in tow of course) came home. We drank and celebrated the holidays. We talked about Chuck Berry’s defecation fetish. Sort of ongoing. Apparently he was caught video taping women using the toilets in his restaurant. Just typical conversation during the holidays!
C_ and I received great gifts all around. I’m particularly enjoying the tea flowers my sister gave me. My brother got me the graphic novel, Wet Moon amongst many other awesome books. He works at Amazon and apparently they have a room of free books the employees can browse. He came through in spades on the books. Totally awesome!
Hope everyone had a fine holiday. 2006, at least the beginning part was pretty much bullshit, but it finally came around at the end and not a minute to soon.