The good news is that I'm going to Mexico tomorrow through Sunday.
The bad news is that I start work Monday. (Okay, that's not bad - it's good. I got a job. Yay! Just boo for returning to the work world after a lovely break since March.)
Yep, I'll be on hiatus for a few days while me and the Ya-Yas go on another trip. This time we're going to Guadalajara, Mexico. BTW - don't worry about Hurricane Dolly (and you're probably not - just me, the weather nerd); Guadalajara is on the Pacific coast. So the hurricane won't affect us.
Guadalajara is home to Ya-Ya Amy, whose husband works there temporarily. They've been there since Dec. 2006 and his job is finished this December, so we thought we should see them before they go. In addition to Guadalajara being home to Amy, it's also home of mariachi bands and tequila manufacturing (see the plant on the right). We'll also do some good shopping at the town market. I'm hoping to find some great silver/pottery/etc. for the house. Most of all, I'm looking forward to seeing the Ya-Yas, getting refueled/inspired by them (as I always do), and seeing Amy fluently speak Spanish with the locals.
But come Monday....not only I am I back in the states, but I head back to work. Yes, I FINALLY got the job I posted about. The proverbial chicks hatched. While I've enjoyed not working since March (oh, I have), I seriously am looking forward to working again, for several reasons:
- I need more creative outlets. I am bored. Yet somehow, still have not "found the time" to hang the art in our house.
- I'm afraid if any more time passes, I'll get rusty at Photoshop/InDesign, etc.
- A paycheck.
- Meeting new people.
- Getting another perspective of Dallas. So far, my perspective has been around the house & shopping (too much shopping) in the suburbs. Need a good grasp on the City of Dallas, itself. And professionals.
- Not wasting away the day in scrub pants or t-shirts. Wearing my pretty clothes again. So far, they have only come out at church or dinners out.
- The job itself. I really approached this job-hunting-round prayerfully (a first, I admit). It wasn't my prayer that I find a job...but that I find the place where I can serve God the best. And I have a really good feeling about the people & the organization. They're big on community outreach, so I thought that was a great sign about their philosophy.
- Did I mention a paycheck?
- Oh, and having my own health care benefits that aren't on Mustang's plan. Getting good benefits almost rivals getting a paycheck again.