Friday, March 19, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

The sun comes out, and things change.

Yesterday, I decided, would be the first day I would read outside on the deck. I do this all through the Spring, Summer and early Fall, but the first day is always special. I wasn't sure it would be warm enough, but when I stretched out, tentatively at first, on my trusty lounge I found that it most assuredly was. The rays were strong and the breeze was light. Even when the sun hid behind clouds it was warm enough. And I was reading about, of all things, the study of happiness. Life, she was good. I finished a chapter and placed my bookmark, but wasn't ready to go inside. I laid back and assumed sun soaker position.

Just at the moment when I thought perhaps I'd had enough of a good thing, the phone rang, forcing my decision.

Who was so bold as to call me out of the sun, you might ask? Well, only my new employer, is all. It was a call asking if I'd still be interested in the position. She apologized for the length of time it had taken her to get back to me. I was so sure that time period spelled rejection. In the cold gray winter, it was easy to assure myself that it was rejection. But the sun came out, and it was acceptance. The sun came out and it was success. The sun came out and it was promise and hope and confirmation.

The sun came out, and everything changed.

15 comments:

Housewife Savant said...

But what does it mean for my favorite blog?
How does this affect ME?
Will employment cut into your writing?
Oh, Tammy, say it ain't so.

If this tale would've ended in sunburn it wouldn't've hurt me at all. =)
It was a b-e-a-utiful day for sure.

Frau said...

Congrats! A tan and a job! Great start to a weekend!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Congratulations! I can't think of a better way to find out about a job offer.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Wow, what a perfect day! Congrats to you! I hope you'll be very happy at this new job. I can't wait to hear more about it. I love sitting on my deck reading or assuming the sun soaker position. There's almost nothing more heavenly. I bet the sun will come out tomorrow for you too (either that or some freckled, red haired girl is coming to your door trying to sell cookies....which could be another great day too :-)

MiMi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

elastamomsexcerpts said...

Hooray!! For the sun and the job!

Eva Gallant said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Yippee! Great news. I was out on the deck in the sun today. Glorious day.

Joanna Jenkins said...

AWE-SOME Tammy. I'm thrilled for you!!!!!!
High Five and HAPPY WEEKEND!
Woo-hoo.
xo

MaryRC said...

perfect timing, sounds like a sunny day. i was outside yesterday laying on the concrete soaking it in myself. no lounger, no book just a spur of the moment soak.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Congrats on the job!!

When I started reading your post, I could feel how relaxing it was going to be. Friday was the prettiest day so far!! 72 here

gayle said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to read about your new job!

Pam said...

Here comes the sun and I say.. it's alright!

Congrats. Can you tell us about your new job?

Margo said...

Congrats, Tammy! We kind of lost touch after NaNoWrimo, but I came across you somewhere on these interwebs and just wanted to pop back in an reconnect (yes, last year it was HS friends from 25 years ago on FB; now it's people from who you knew for a month or so in November to "reconnect" w/:) What is your new position? Finding a job is definitely not easy these days.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Congratulations! I hope things go well!