Tonight I went downtown and got a set of acrylic nails put on. It has been over 10 years since I have had them. They feel THICK and strange! I got a set back in 1994 when Louie bought me a new wedding ring set, and I kept them on for 10 years, then I became unhappy with the nail salon, and I didn’t like driving 40 miles for a ‘fill’, so I took them off. It took 4 months to grow full length, brand new nails. Under the acrylic, the original nail is ground down so that the acrylic will stick. (Kind of think about the process a body shop uses when fixing the body of your car. Grind, sand, body putty, sand, paint, topcoat. Yep…pretty much the same. That’s why the polish stays on so nice!) I got the new nails put on in celebration of my new job!!!! By the way, the OPI color is called ‘I’m Not Really A Waitress.’
Monday morning June 16th, my supervisor called me into his office and offered me a job in the office as Production Coordinator. The job is being vacated by my friend Diane who is going to retire. She started working at Dynamic Tube (then The CB Company) a few months after I started in 1979. She has her 35 years in too! Lucky girl gets to go play every day after July 31st. I was very nervous, but I did agreed to take the job. I could not start training right away because there was not a replacement for me, so there were parts to build. June 30th was agreed on by all for me to start in the office, so Monday will be my first day. I think every day I get a little more excited.
Instead of 10 hour days four days a week, I will be working 8 hour days five days a week. I am excited that a few more hours of sleep a night might make me feel a little better and a little less tired. I know I won’t have my Fridays off anymore, but I won’t have to be at work until 7:30, and I will be off at 4:00 (rather than 6:00-4:30). I also will be working with, and for, some of the nicest people I know.
I believe this job move has God’s hands all over it. He knows that I like to live ‘safe,’ doing the same things, and staying where I am comfortable. He knows I won’t just step out and try something new on my own, so He sends ‘something new’ to me. He knows what I need for my future. He is making it possible for me work as long as I need/want, and for that I am VERY thankful. I love that He takes such good care of me. I have never worked in an office before. I have never done anything other than ‘shop’ (factory) production work. I am excited!
Pinch me. I STILL think I am dreaming. It doesn’t seem real!