23 Nov

A picture of the first snowfall of the season at our house today.

So things got shaken up here in the last month or so. Just as my show (The Wild Party) was winding down, I was getting ready to have more free time again just in time for the holidays when a job opportunity presented itself. I decided to pursue the opportunity and was hired.


The job is back on Microsoft campus, this time as an a- employee. This basically means I work for an agency that Microsoft contracts with. So not quite a MS FTE, but this is a common first step to becoming one if that was an interest I had.


Is that an interest of mine? Perhaps. It really depends on the job. I enjoy the Microsoft Community and am enjoying being in that world again. And, of course, extra cash is always nice. However, I did enjoy the free time I’ve had the past year – who wouldn’t?!  While I didn’t use all that free time as productively as I had hoped, I did a fair amount of self-exploration, managed to design and build one set for a local movie that was filming, and direct a full length musical for MSTT.


The good thing about the contract gig is that it had a one year expiration date. If the job turns out to not be a good fit for me, it’s only for a year. At (or before) that point, I could try to get a similar FTE position, or I can just leave and go back to having scads of free time again.


I have decided to take a break from the Daring Kitchen for now, due to the lack of free time. But other than that, I have several new projects in the pipeline including quilted Christmas Stockings, a privacy screen makeover, Thanksgiving for Two, and a new bedroom quilt. Also, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm comes out on Dec 7th and I will be purchasing that at a midnight release as well as taking the 7th-12th off from work as my holiday time to play the new expansion, make some headway on the projects mentioned above, and decorate the house for the holidays.


All in all, it should be an interesting year!


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