Thursday, January 13, 2011

Who would have thought?

When I copied this from The Canberra Times on December 23rd, slipped it into my Filofax (and declared 2011 would be the year I found a job where I had a drawer (and, maybe, a whole desk) to myself, two days off every week, the ability to stay in bed for up to 28 days a year and be paid for it*, wear something different every day (if I wanted to) and eat hot food at my desk with a fork if I felt the whim) I really didn't consider it might just come true.

An unexpected phone message from a stranger on Tuesday this week meant a quick decision yesterday, an orientation this morning and a Monday start in a 3 month contract that has all the above plus a long enough bus commute not to be a pain (but long enough to settle into a book or some knitting.)

And enough money to take my friends out to dinner to say thanks for their support over the past few months.

Plus provide the inspiration for today's inchie:(*and not be a prostitute!)

6 comments:

Ampersand Duck said...

OOh! A job! WHere?

And your curly book link doesn't work (sob)

m1k1 said...

Great news. And the *footnote really made me laugh.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

See, I've learnt to be careful for what you wish for, as The Universe can be awfully literal.

I'm not worried about the plan I made when I was 18 "to have a degree by the time I turn 45". It's obviously not going to be a university degree so now I'm worried about third degree burns...

Kikka said...

Don`t worry about the degree, I was happy to find out you are not flouting!
Minihugs
Kikka

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I often flout, particularly when rules are stupid :-)

Mini Dork said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting. I hope the new job is better than imagined. What a great way to start off the new year. I hope we hear more about it, and very glad to hear you won't require lying down on the job.