Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moneymoneymoneymoney - Money!

My New Years Resolution for this year: earn money. That's it. No longer can I depend on that thing we call home to generate big chunks of virtual income, no siree. The first step - I got a real job, albeit a part-time one. Yeah, one resolution that I actually fulfilled. I'm so proud. The biggest reason for this was the latest economic mess. I figure if someone is willing to give me a job, I should take them up on it.

My criteria for the perfect job was 1) part time, 2) local, 3) paid reasonably well, 4) flexible hours that allow me to pick up my kid from school, and take my parents to doctor appointments, 5) continue to babysit on Tuesday, and 5) I didn't have to buy a new wardrobe.

I found it. If all goes well (I'm not on any wanted posters and they don't change their minds) I start in a week.

Another reason for financial concern is everything, except maybe gas, is more expensive. Heck, even our asthma meds are going up. Speaking of which, how is a little asthma inhaler going to affect the ozone layer one way or the other? It just goes to show that our elected officials aren't as interested in the environment as they are in appearing that they are 'taking action', even if it means killing off a few low income asthma sufferers who can't afford a 400% increase in the price of their fast acting asthma medication.

By the way, here is a site that is a must read, especially if you're sick of politicians referencing marginally accurate newspaper articles or a hysterical-case-study-of-the-moment to formulate public policy.

So, after more than a decade, I'm about to re-enter the rat race with at least one toe (or one very small rodent...). I'm actually kind of excited about bringing home a regular paycheck, even one considerably smaller than 12 years ago.


MaryRuth said...

Congrats on the new job. Hope it will provide you with not only $$$$, but some fun stories to blog about.

So Cal Peeper said...

I've been doing it for a few weeks now, and it's working out well. Talking about it however would probably just bore everyo........z..z.zzzzzz.