Monday, April 30, 2007

The long awaited job update ...

I know everyone has been asking me for an update, but I really haven't had time until now! Today is a lovely day because I only have to work at one place. Actually, I quit the test scoring job completely and now only work at the zoo and Sylvan. Scoring tests for eight hours a day (as you can imagine) was dreadfully boring! I had to go to the bathroom every hour just to stay awake! Hours with the other two jobs have been picking up, and I really like them both. Mostly I have been training to work at he zoo. There are a lot of animals and I need to know about all of them! It's a fun environment to work in though and the best part ... I get to walk there from home! On Friday I get to present my clouded leopard pre-show to my bosses wearing a Madonna-like microphone. Once I "pass" I can work at the theater as an Adventure Guide and pre-show host. Fun! At Sylvan I get to work four nights a week with students from first grade to high school teaching math and reading. The staff there are all wonderful as are the students. I am hoping to pick up more hours there so when the summer is over I won't need to find yet another job.
So there you have it. Other than working, Joshua and I have been enjoying the weather by walking or bike riding. We need to get in a little better shape for our rides before summer hits. :) Yesterday we went to yet another church and so far it's the best match for us. Afterward, we went to a few open houses. (No, we're not really on the market for a house yet, but we want to check out the price range and neighborhoods so we can be prepared when we are ready.) Then, we celebrated the beautiful day at Joshua's parents' house with a delicious steak bbq and a blackberry cobbler for dessert.

6 comments:

Tara said...

I know what you mean about the madonna-like microphone. When I worked as a receptionist, I would wear the headset and want to answer the phone "hit me baby one more time". It was great entertainment...for me.

Jason Jones said...

Hey Kiddo!!!! I miss you guys...and the MIC job sounds super fun!!!

Mike and Rachel said...

Madonna! Don't you mean the Britney Spears like microphone? Madonna is so 1990's!

I'm glad you like the jobs you kept. Good job on the bike riding. We should be able to ride with Ainsley by mid-summer. I cannot wait!

jenna said...

wow, that's awesome, Erin! The zoo job sounds like so much fun! I'm so glad things are settling down and it sounds like you guys are smooth sailing pretty much now.

jenna said...

I wish I had clouded leopards at my work... They'd probably be great at shredding paper and general office tasks...

Congratulations on the jobs, that zoo job sounds awesome! You can walk to the zoo from your place? That's even better! Especially if you can wake up to some elephant and monkey sounds...

jay said...

oops, that last one was me, not Jenna