Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Hope all are doing well.
I hit my two year anniversary in my compliance position at Wells Fargo. I am so lucky that I can say that I have a job that I absolutely love. I know not very many people can that and I count my blessings every day. I have an amazing manager who pushes me and is helping my work towards my next career goal of earning my CRCM (Certified Risk Compliance Management) designation and then working my way to become a Compliance Officer. Otherwise – still single and happy. The folks and I are planning on going to Vegas in September and then I will be going to CA in November to visit my BFF. And oh!!! I am letting my hair go all natural – wearing my grey/silver loud and proud!
Lucas completed his first year of teaching. It was a crazy first year. The school started out hybrid, then went to full distance learning and then full in-class. The first grade students were at a disadvantage because they didn’t have a full year of kindergarten the year prior and I don’t think in-home school works for the little ones. He had a one-year sub position as a first grade teacher here in town. The position came open but Lucas didn't want to apply as he really has no desire being a first grade teacher. I believe his goal is to be like Squiggy - he wants to teach 5th or 6th grade math. Hoping over the next month he can find a teaching position close by (he does not want to teach in the cities). My daughter Gabby has been a pharmacist for 3 years now with the Gunderson Health System in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area. She ended up giving her notice about a month ago because she hates her job and has no ties to the communities and really no friends/family there. She will be coming back home for a few months while she studies for the Washington state exam and then she will be moving out to the Seattle/Tacoma area to be near her boyfriend (who is a Green Barret and is stationed there). It’s going to be hard to have her so far away. But at the same time, I know Jeremiah makes her happy and I want for her to be happy.
I am facing a new set of challenges these days. My dad is 93 he is obsessed with the new thermostat that his electric/gas company installed. He won’t leave it alone and it is driving my mother crazy. She calls me and is in tears because he will go from having the AC on to turning the heat on because he wants the house at 78 degrees. Sometimes I get frustrated and I need to remind myself that I don’t have the right to get angry. We will work through this day by day!
I hope you and your families are doing well. Miss you oodles.
Taggert: Screw you! I work for Mel Brooks!