Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lana Lately

I hope all of you checked out (and followed) 
my amazing sponsors yesterday! 
I still have two more sponsor posts coming, 
so be on the look out for some more lovely ladies!

I decided to spend today giving you guys a quick update on my life.

If you've been following my blog for awhile, 
you know that I quit my last job at the motorsports dealership
because I didn't like the way I was treated
(sexually harassed and unappreciated).
I have applied at a few jobs, here and there, 
and went for an interview last Friday at a 
Christian Publishing Company,
about 40 minutes from home. 
I could tell the boss liked me, 
but he said he still had a few other applicants to interview.
Well...within an hour he called and offered me the job!
He said I interviewed very well and that he REALLY liked me.
I took the weekend to think about the offer, because
although it's an amazing company
with plenty of room for advancement,
I'd be starting at the bottom of the totem pole 
(which also means bottom of the pay scale).
While I'd normally be okay with this...
because I would be commuting, 
I had to weigh my options.
After much debate, I accepted the offer.
I am very excited to start my new job in the Marketing 
Department at a wonderful, 
Christian Publishing Company. 

Baby C topped 5 pounds! Yay!
However, because Baby C is now up to 5 pounds
and seemingly healthy, the Indian Tribe has decided to step in
and take her into their jurisdiction.
(In Oklahoma, Indian Tribes have their own rules--
same reason we have casinos in Oklahoma). 
So, as soon as a Tribal home is found,
Baby C will be leaving us.
We love them while we have them, then we let them go...

Yesterday was my first day of MBA classes 
for the semester.
My break from homework has, unfortunately, come to an end.
Only 6 more months...only 6 more months...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde


  1. CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOB! I am so happy for you!! I need to start looking for jobs for after college haha! And I am sad you have to let your foster baby go, that has to be rough!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that Baby C is leaving, though as a future social worker I understand that she has to leave sometime. I got into this field for people like you! You should be proud that you got her up to a healthy weight:)

    And WOOHOO FOR NEW JOBS!!! Way to go, girl! :) And another woohoo for starting your MBA! You're on a roll!

  3. Congrats on the new job!! That's awesome! Sorry you'll be losing baby C soon...I don't know how you don't!! We have often discussed fostering children, but I just don't think I could do it. I am probably waaaaay to emotional for it. Maybe one day.

  4. Congrats on the new job!! And for the sponsors.

    Sorry about the kiddo leaving. That's really hard. Do you ever plan on adopting a little one of your own for keeps eventually? I know it's a personal question, but I'm just wondering.

  5. Congrats on the new job! You will do great!

  6. you are featured on my blog (is this becoming a trend?! haha) go check it out!!

  7. Congrats on the new job!
    That sounds like an awesome opportunity :)
    Working for a publishing company used to be my dream job - now I want to teach elementary school...big jump? lol


  8. Yay! Congrats on the new job, girl! That's so great. And that really stinks about losing the little one, but hopefully they find a loving home for her!

  9. Congrats on the new job!! That's so exciting :) Happy for you pretty girl!!! xoxo

  10. Big congrats on the job!! So sorry Baby C will be leaving you all! So awesome she is healthy and getting bigger. :)

    Xo Emma

  11. congrats on the new job! hope baby C finds a great home!

  12. Yay Yay Yay! So happy for you!!! So many good things going for you right now!!!

    Not gonna lie, I thought you were joking about "Indian Tribe" at first... Ha! Blonde moment... But happy Baby C is healthy!! You're so strong and such a good foster mommy! I don't know how you do it but I'm so so so proud of you! Sending love and happy thoughts from Sicily :):) I know it's gotta be tough letting go but you have to be proud of yourself for helping her reach a healthy weight and a forever home!


  13. Congrats on the new job! Sorry to hear Baby C will be leaving you soon. :(

  14. congrats on the job!! that is a tough decision to quite when you don't know how long it will be until you have another job but good for you to say enough and is enough and not put up with the treatment anymore! good luck at your new job!

  15. How exciting about your new job! Congrats girl!

  16. No post for today girlie? So unlike you! Haha :)

  17. congrats on your new job :)
    ALSO- do you live in Oklahoma? I just moved from there in October...
    I feel like I was looking everywhere for some bloggers in OK and I could never find any!!!



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