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Missing My Job

April 30th, 2010 at 02:23 pm

To most people I think that would sound crazy. Out on maternity leave has been nice, I've gotten plenty of things done around the house and little projects that have needed attention. It's also a luxury to take a nap in the middle of the day! But, right now I miss the mental and physical stimulation of work.
I work in a small, one doctor, veterinary office. There are four of us "girls" and the doctor. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, and I pretty much run the office (and my boss!). Two of the other gals are in their 50's and the other is a college student who works part-time. We have all worked with each other for quite awhile and get along very well, like family. Makes for a very comfortable and flexible work environment.
The trade-off is this is a pretty low paying field of work. *sigh*
I like to think I'm a pretty smart cookie and as such I could work in a variety of jobs/careers. Sometimes I think about making a big change, learn something new, make lots more money. BUT, I really enjoy the work I do. My days are interesting and we have loads of really good clients that I get to chat with everyday!

At what point do you trade happiness/enjoyment with bringing in more money? (Not that they're mutually exclusive.)

BTW, I bought a Mega Millions ticket, so if I win I could just work for fun. That would make me very happy! Smile

Goal Met! $224 million

April 30th, 2010 at 09:25 am

Looking at my goals I put in the sidebar made me realize that I already have a $1000 EF - so goal met, right? Wink
Ha, not quite. I've built a $1000+ buffer in our checking account, but I don't look at that as my emergency money. I look at it more like revolving credit I give myself. It helps me not have to stress about not having "enough" to cover a check or DH used the debit card 3 times today situations. The downside is that I do look at it as "extra" so sometimes, like now, I owe myself $700.

Now, about that $224 million dollars. That is today's Mega Millions jackpot. I am not in the habit of buying lottery tickets, but for that amount I may go ahead and lose the $10 in cash I've got in my wallet. Wish me luck!
If I suddenly stop blogging you will all know what happened to me! Wink


April 29th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I am overdue to start this blog.
I have been reading and commenting on entries on this site for over a year and have thought, "Gee, I should do this blog thing too." But never took the plunge. Now I have a little free time on my hands because....

I am overdue to deliver my second baby. A boy! So I'm off work, my house is clean, laundry done, dishes in the dishwasher, DD in school, DH working, dogs and cats sleeping.. I guess TODAY is a good day to start a blog.

Thing is my blog title is Overdue, but none of my bills are! WhooHoo! It's one area of my finances I've always done right. Pay on time. Now if Saving could come as easily. Smile

We, DH and I, like buying the things we want, when we want. This of course has put us in a bit of CC debt, but not so bad as many Americans. So "lucky" on that I suppose.

So far the hardest part of blogging for me was coming up with a "name". Big Grin