It is the second work day without work. It's working okay, I am doing the usual practical stuff, securing a temp medical insurance policy for Patti and the kids. The mortgage re-finance should close next week. With my new found time, I have been cooking today. I simmered nine chicken thighs and make enough broth for two pots of soup, five fajitas that were grilled this evening, and enough left for chicken salad tomorrow (with celery!). So it's been a good day.
I have been doing the usual online work stuff, you know, sending the resumes to Monster, Career Builder, Hot Jobs, etc. although I want to work, I'm not sure I want to do much of what I did in the past, especially purchasing. Nothing about that position that I don't like, but after 20 years of that, I'd like a change. My last job in sales administration was interesting. But maybe it is a time to go beyond a manufacturing environment. I have had to take jobs for the practical reasons before. and I may have at this time now.
A Tired Mama had noted that I might think about a new career where I could train or teach people, maybe I have a knack. Maybe not, but I really want to be able to consider something different. The income considerations are important, but I really need to work with Patti and her numerous contacts and fans in the Valley...none of them are in manufacturing, but are in service industries, non-profits, education, etc. The next position I take might be for practical requirements, but a career change? As they say, stay tuned!