And Mark is doing much better, thanks so much for your nice thoughts for him. I have to change the dressing on his back for the next few days (which I'm not looking forward to - I hope I don't hurt him!) but he's not in pain any more so that's a good thing.
Forgot to mention that while I walking around the mall the other day during lunch I happened to run across a new photo studio. There was a "Help Wanted" sign in the window. Now, I usually pass those up because my current job pays pretty well, I have a lot of vacation time accrued and those jobs that are advertised are usually entry level jobs. But when I read on the sign "Only experienced photographers apply within" that kind of sparked my interest. So I went in and asked for an application. The first question the girl asked me was "Do you have experience as a studio photographer?" :) I nodded and she handed me an application. I've filled it out and have re-done my resume... I'm just not sure whether to turn it in.
I'd love to get out of my current job (you all know how much I complain about it), but it's taken me 9 years to work my way up to my position in the investment department, my pay is pretty good (all things considered), and I have loads of vacation time (sorry to be-labor that point - but vacation is pretty vital to me this year, especially if I want to get my CIW certification). This is possibly an entry-level position, retail hours, and true - it's what I went to school for, but am I too old to start at the bottom and work my way up again? And the bank I currently work for has been in business FOREVER, and I know from experience that these photo studios come and go... I'm not sure with my current obligations (mortgage, school, etc) if I can afford to take a leap of faith like this. :P I should probably turn in the application anyway and then see what happens - Blech... As much as I talk about liking to take risks, I guess I'm still basically a chicken. :P