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01 January 2004 @ 11:58 pm
A new year and a new job...  
I start my new job tomorrow and though I'm very excited about it, a part of me is still pretty nervous. I already know and have a good relationship with my new boss, and I know my fellow co-workers, but I just hope I'll be able to fit in with them and I hope that I won't let them down. There's always a little bit of uncertainty going in to any new job, but I am thankful that I already know the staff there and that the work environment there isn't something I'm too unfamiliar with.

I'm already missing my co-workers from my old branch. :( The thing I forgot in my previous post about my last day was that at 9am yesterday I got a phone call from my boss' wife. She usually calls a lot and I usually joke around with her a little and then patch her through to my boss. But the other day, she told me, "I didn't call for him, I called to speak to you." She thanked me for all the things I had done for her husband in the past 8 years or so and said that she really appreciated everything. I was very touched and got pretty teary. It was so sweet of her to call me to tell me that, it really made my day! I'm going to really miss working for my boss and I hope that the next person who comes in to replace me takes really good care of him!

An update on my Mom - she's going in tomorrow to see her doctor to follow up on her high blood pressure problems that contributed to our late night run to the ER on Christmas Eve. 199/93 WITH medication is a bit too high! :P I hope that they're able to adjust her medication or do something to lower it - it's really worrying me. :(

And we're enjoying a nice, quiet evening at home tonight (such a contrast from all the noise and smoke from the fireworks last night.) You need a permit to buy fireworks here, but you'd never be able to tell with all the houses in our area and the fireworks that they all set off. :P The smoke was so bad last night that we could barely see three feet in front of us as we were driving home. :P

I'd better get to sleep so I can be awake and fully functional for my first day of work tomorrow. :P Hope everyone has a nice Friday! :)
 
 
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Smithasmittenbyu on January 2nd, 2004 02:26 am (UTC)
All the best at your new job! You have such a beautiful friendly personality that you shouldn't have a problem at all at the new place, unless they are all meanhearted people! he he hehe.. So enjoy your first day and the many days to come! :)
Sherishutterbug93 on January 2nd, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
Smitha! You're just so sweet! Thanks for the nice wishes, they must've worked because I had a really nice first day. :) *HUGS*
Kananigirl: eowyn1kananigirl on January 2nd, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Ooooooooh! Good luck on your new job! Let us know how it's going.

Did you see al that SMOKE hanging in the air? I had to drive someone home in Mililani and I couldn't see a thing at 3 a.m. in the morning. Even our place wasn't that bad.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rayna that's so sweet of you. :)

And UGH! The smoke in the air was so horrible! :P I think it was worse than last year and last year we didn't have any trade winds! :P
Kananigirl: snowkananigirl on January 3rd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah! I remember how bad it was NYE 1999/2000. That probably was the worst. I was going home about 10:30 p.m. or so and you couldn't see much.

Gee and now we have nothing but rain. *L*
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on January 2nd, 2004 04:40 am (UTC)
Good luck with your new job. And all the best to your Mom. I'm looking forward to hear how everything goes on.

You do need a permit to buy a firework? Here it's not allowed that children buy fireworks but otherwise everybody can buy fireworks. Still, they only can buy it during the morning at the last day of the year.

Hope you had a nice day. *Hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Sabine. :) My Mom had a good doctor's appointment (which is wonderful) and he's working on her blood pressure problem.

Everyone here needs to have a permit to buy and use fireworks here. They also limit the time in which people can legally set them off - only after 9pm and until 1am (?) on New Year's Eve/Morning. They try to limit the amount of fireworks here, but people don't seem to pay attention to the laws. :P

Hope you're having a nice weekend. Please give Lauser a *HUG* for me. :)
irisheyes77 on January 2nd, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
That is so awesome that his wife took the time to thank you for all of your hard work through the years! I bet he's really going to miss you!!!

Good luck tomorrow.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
That was so sweet of my boss' wife! I was so shocked when she said she wanted to speak with me - I was all set to transfer the call when stopped me mid-sentence. :) I'm going to miss them both! :(

And thanks so much for the luck! It must've worked because I had a really nice day. :) Please take care. *HUGS*
BOOM! goes the dynamite!mslauren2930 on January 2nd, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
good luck on the new job. what a nice way to start the year....new year...new job.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :) It was a GREAT way to start the new year! :)
With a spark: Funny: Strong womanconchispa on January 2nd, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
Best of luck with your new job! I am sure you will do great and I hope you'll get to like it too.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your good thoughts for my new job! :) I really like the people I work with and that's really important for me. :)
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: Bear Eating Honeybeam861 on January 2nd, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
Good Luck with your new job, although I am sure you won't need it!
I hope all goes well with your Mom. I will keep her in my prayers.
My neighbor went through the same thing with her blood pressure a few
years ago. Her dr did some testing, and changed her meds. She also
had to exercize and loose weight, which has really helped. I read
somewhere that high blood pressure is the easiest thing to control.
Good Luck
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for my Mom! I really appreciate it since I worry about her a lot. Shes been taking yoga recently and she says that helps her to relax (which her doctor says is good for her blood pressure too) so we're hopeful that she'll be able to control it again. Thanks for your good thoughts for her! Please take care of yourself and I hope you're feeling better. *HUGS*
Care: Carecareleswhisper on January 2nd, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
I hope you're mom will be okay. *hugs* Good luck w/the new job. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts for my Mom, Carrie. :) It really means a lot to me, especially because I tend to worry about her a little too much sometimes. :P And thanks for the luck with my job. It went pretty well today so I'm hopeful that it'll turn out to be a good move. :)
orion74 on January 2nd, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
I hope your first day went very well and I can't wait to hear all about it! :) That was really sweet of your former boss' wife to give you those compliments! They would practically have to tear me out of my desk if I had such a strong working relationship with my boss. I hope everything is okay with your mom. I also have high blood pressure, but mine runs along the borderline (146/92) with medication.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 3rd, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks Tom! :) I'd really gotten attached to my previous boss and his whole family in the 9 years that we've worked together - when I first started working with him, his oldest son wasn't even born yet! And i did have a hard time leaving him, but I think the move was the best for everyone involved. Thanks for your good thoughts regarding my Mom, her doctor's appointment went pretty well. We'll have to see if he increases her medication, though. She took a blood test today and needs to go back for the results next week (she has a cholesterol problem too) :P Hope you and Amanda have a nice weekend! Please take care! *HUGS*