Hey! In all the life upheaval I forgot to tell you guys about my new grandnephew!

Isn’t he pretty? I actually haven’t seen his entire face yet. He was a few weeks early, so he spent his first few days in an incubator. They just brought him home today. Poor niece-in-law was in labor for 42 hours, so it’s probably good that she had some recovery time. Looking at him makes my ovaries ping. Hearing about his birth, however, makes them clench. 42 hours, man. That’s a long time to be in that much pain.

One of my temp agencies is already having me come in tomorrow to interview for two potential jobs. One is the one I applied for, the low-paying part-time admin assistant gig. The other is at another oil & gas company and is pretty much what I was doing up until Monday for better pay. That looks like a no-brainer on paper, but if I get to pick, it’s going to be a tough choice. I really, really want to be a freelance writer, and not two hours ago I was looking in the mirror and thinking how the life I want is finally in reach and now is my chance to reach out and grab it. The part-time job would make that possible, and the low pay would force me to work my butt off to get paid as a writer.

But: Same job. Better pay. Presumably better benefits. And our mountain of debt. I would probably be an idiot if I didn’t take this job.

If I really am throwing out the rule book like I said, I would stick to my guns and go for the part-time job. But there’s also plenty of time to do that after the credit cards are all paid off. Besides, we need health insurance.

Sigh. I do realize that this is not a bad problem to have in this economy. So I guess I’ll see what Matt thinks, and pray about it, and then wait and see if I’m even offered the job. And ignore the tiny part of me that’s disappointed at the prospect of having to go back to an office job so soon. 😉