It is a gloomy day here but considering it is unusually warm for this time of year, I am not going to complain. Although it is the type of weather that makes me want to take a nap. Hmmm…
Jim’s job interview on Wednesday went really well, and he has one offer in hand. He has another job interview tomorrow morning and hopes to get an offer from them as well so we have choices to make. Hopefully, by this time next week, he will have accepted a job offer and we can more forward with whatever needs to happen after that.
The thing is, even if he does accept a job offer next week, Jim will not be starting his new job until later in February. His mother is paying for a brothers-and-mom trip to Australia starting 31 January, from which he does not come back until 18 February. Jim will be traveling all around Australia with his mother and his three other brothers, visiting friends they knew from years and years ago and seeing the sights. The timing is truly awful given Jim’s job situation, but this was a trip he could not miss.
Holly finished her first semester of eighth grade last week and starts her last semester of middle school tomorrow. We received the notification about registering for classes for ninth grade already, so things are moving forward there. She is more than ready to get to high school, so this is all very welcome to her. News from Connor is sporadic. I know his school closed for MLK, Jr. Day, so he had an extra day for homework and resting. Jim and I are taking the position that no news is good news from Connor this semester and will hope that turns out to be true in the end!
Everything else is business as usual in the Shannon household. Work, school, dance, homework, rinse, and repeat. We are heading to Jim’s sister’s house after dance rehearsal today to watch the playoff games and have dinner. I am not one for giving up a Sunday of rest and relaxation, but we have not seen them since Connor’s graduation so it should be fun.
To all of those who marched yesterday whether in person or in spirit, I hope you are as inspired as I am by the outpouring of support and sheer numbers of the resistance the marches showed! If people were concerned the movement was slowing down, I think yesterday proved the exact opposite! Now, onto November midterms!
I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday and a productive but restful weekend! Have a wonderful week and I will see you all back here next week!
Here are past posts from the last few weeks in case you missed them the first time:
- It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 15 January 2018
- The Lost Plot makes me love Irene and Kai even more
- The Immortalists didn’t quite impress me
- A Quiet Kind of Thunder
- Fabulous Friday – 19 January 2018
- What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 13 January 2018
I don’t think the trip will be a problem. He just gives them a later start date. Lost of people have to give notice anyway. Most of the folks we hire here often don’t start for a month or more by choice.
I don’t think I told you or maybe I did but my boss was fired and escorted out on Monday. Yep.
He was very upfront about the trip, so everyone with whom he interviewed knew his start date would be delayed by three weeks.
You did not. I knew your boss was on probation. I guess that didn’t go so well.
So is Jim from Australia? Or did he just live there when he was younger? Congrats on the job offer(s) – I hope that it ends up working out even with the dreadful timing!
Jim is not from Australia. He was born in Indonesia; his family was living there because his father was the project manager for a large engineering project/build. Many of his father’s fellow coworkers were from Australia. Like in any situation where you are isolated with a small group of people for a relatively long period of time (almost eight years I believe), your coworkers and their families become your families. So, this trip is for the older boys and his mom to visit some of those “family members” again before it becomes too late. Jim is along for the ride because he was five years old when they left Indonesia.
I’ve wanted to go to Indonesia since I was about 9 years old…
He has not been back since he left. His older brother has visited the area where they lived though. I am sure we will get there eventually.
So glad to hear Jim received an offer and hope he gets another one after tomorrow! Very cool about his trip, even though the timing isn’t ideal. Hope you enjoyed dinner with family and get to relax the rest of the evening!
How wonderful that your husband has one offer in hand. Hope the interview this week will produce one as well. And though the trip might not be the best timing, what a great opportunity. They will make memories that will last forever. Have a good week!
Thanks, Kay; you too!