In other news, I'm out of a job. The big pants called Thursday before Christmas and declared the closing of the store... they wanted me to stay for 2 months after the other manager left for maternity leave and run the store by myself... but the idea of running a store by myself with the stresses and crowds that come with big close-out sales did not sound remotely appealing... so I told them that the other manager's last day would be mine, too. That conversation was Friday before Christmas, and the store closed 2 weeks later. So now I'm unemployed, working on my portfolio, and hopefully will get to taking around my resume this next week. I would love an interior design related job, but I'm thinking that's going to be tough to nail with the economy the way it is right now... but I'm going to try so that I can say that I did.
I think a road trip is incredibly overdue. Dad mentioned to me that he'd like to have Sadie out in AZ to go driving and exploring, since she has more clearance than the PT's... the thought of Dad and Mom taking Sadie off-roading through the desert is wonderfully funny... like Dukes of Hazard in the wild west... but I don't think he's actually planning on doing anything that extreme. Anyway, maybe this next month I'll have everything set for my cross-country trek, complete with an "Arizona or Bust" sign. Who wants to go with?