Monday, October 31, 2011

A Much Needed Laugh...

I would be lying if I told you that the transition from the last job to the current one has been nothing but smooth.  There are so many things I love about my new job.  But it has been a big change for all of us involved. 

The ladies that worked at the store that Magpies bought out, have had to adapt to new management and new employees, new rules, same place but different store.  I'm sure they feel invaded.

The new owner has a 2 hour commute...1 hour there and 1 hour home stealing from her family time.  As well, she left another location where all her closest friends still remain.

The manager has had major life adjustments these past few months including getting married and getting pregnant and moving out to Cypress.  She also left her good friends in the big city.

The other new employee besides me is a longtime employee of Magpies but transferred out to she, too, left long-time friends behind.  

So while I had a peace about leaving a job that I loved and I thank God for this new job falling in my lap, it hasn't been all that easy. My changes aren't all bad...quite the contrary.  I'm making new friends, but I miss my old ones.  I'm working different hours but I'm adapting. I am loving my Mondays off.  But I did work for the last 7 years with 5 year olds.  And those kids were my chaos and my daily hugs.  And they made me laugh.

I miss laughing.  I know I sound like a broken record.  But it's so true.  I have got to have's like oxygen to me.

I had a long talk the other night with one of my "teacher" friends.  She told me some funny kid stories and I expressed to her how much I am missing all of that.  She showed me some love the next day by sending me some pictures. 

Ahh....a much needed laugh.  Thanks my friend! 

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Happy Halloween!


  1. I wish I could think of something to make you laugh.... I'll see what I can forward you!!! hee! Love the kiddo pics! hang in there.... BOO!

  2. They did give you a lot of fodder over the years. I'm sure you love your new co-workers but they can't hold up the end for all those silly kids. And the customers? When they do something interesting it's usually just obnoxious and not at all funny. Boo hoo.