Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mid-Season Replacement

For many years my life has revolved around television. I have worked in many areas of broadcasting and so TV has been an occupational hazard of sorts.

Therefore, it seems appropriate that since I stopped updating this blog about the time the fall TV season ended in November... and now February sweeps are in full swing along with TV season continuations and some Mid-Season Replacements -I'm BACK!Thanks to so many of you for your sweet comments checking on my welfare. I haven't even been close enough to my computer to check in... but every once in a while I did, and was very encouraged to see your notes! (I've published them all in the comments of the last post.)

It is nice to be missed.
Speaking of which, my friend Erin Ann did some stat checking and has informed me that A LOT of people having been stopping by Single Solitary Things in my absence. I don't mention that to brag... rather, it has made me realize that there are many people who must come here for solidarity, camaraderie and perhaps solace in our single lives.

I am astounded by this!
I do recognize it as a opportunity to be a voice, an advocate for those of us who await God's plan.
Maybe we want to be married. Maybe we're happily single. Maybe God is working on the men who He intends to become our husbands. Maybe He has other plans. Whatever the case, we are definitely a forgotten segment of society and if I can lend a voice that puts thoughts into words for adult single women... well, I will do my best. Perhaps this is my ministry.
I'm going to work on posting at least weekly. I hope you will all check back with me!

Now, I suppose I owe some sort of explanation to my absence:
For starters, I was managing the portrait studio during the holiday season, which peaked during November and December. I worked six days a week and was exhausted by the end of each day. I had so much housekeeping, bill paying and sleeping to do on my days off that I didn't even approach my computer for fear of losing hours of my one day off per week to the web that these Internets weave!

Then... as only can happen in the world of TRS, I got a call from an employer that I applied to last summer - finally offering me an interview! (maybe that's a sign the economy is recovering!) They also wanted a presentation, so my few spare hours were spent researching and polishing the presentation for a job I didn't get!!

THEN... I got a call out of the blue from a past employer... asking me to come back! How about them apples?! I went to meet with them and the first words out of the CEO's mouth were, "We have really come to appreciate you around here."
Let me tell you, after years of unemployment and underemployment... nothing sounds so sweet! It's work I enjoy, am great at, and really want to do so I'm pretty happy and fully employed for the first time in years.

THEN... just as I was ready to delve back into my blogging world - my Internet went down and it took me most of February to figure out the issue! I had three IT guys working on it!!

Now, I'm sure what you really want to know is - what's going on with McTwitchy?!!?!
Well, we had a couple of really lovely months leading up to his decision on the job offer in the Very Big City. He decided not to take the job. Which means he's staying here!
In the end we determined that he still has a lot to work out before he can really pursue a relationship. We had a wonderful discussion, and agreed that neither of us wanted to break up and never see one another again so we have decided to remain friends. I have a few of those, guys I've dated briefly, and retained as friends that I could never, ever do without. McTwitchy is in that category. He's a really good man.

So TRS is back on the dating scene... which should be great fodder for bloggy updates! My social life suffered while I was poor and unemployed... so you will also get updates on my efforts to be social again.

It's all.... This Season... on Single Solitary Things!!!


Jenni said...

congrats on the job! that is great news!!

glad to have you back....

J said...

So excited for you!! I was wondering about the absence and hoping/praying that things were OK and you were doing well, it's such great news! Don't underestimate your voice as a blogger - we all matter!

Andi said...

Yay! Welcome back! I was one of those stats of people that kept checking your blog regularly even though I didn't leave a comment.

Liz said...

Oh I'm so pleased you're back! I've been wondering what decision McTwitchy made...

Good luck with it all & I look forward to hearing all about it!

erinannie said...

WAHOOO!!!!! Yeah!! She's back!

Rachel said...

So glad you're back! Congratulations on the job too!

Genevra said...

I loved the last line. :) Welcome back my bloggy friend! I've missed your posts.

Mary said...

Hi - I'm one of those who checked in to see how you were doing! Good to see you back.

Congrats on the job - well done!

Slightly disappointed that you and McTwitchy have broken up - but perhaps he just needs a bit of time before you can truly be in a relationship together?

Anonymous said...

Woop woop...she's baaack!!!

Nice to hear your voice again!
Congrats on the job!

Will be tuning in to your updates.

Tc me dear,

Kelley said...

so glad you're back! I said a prayer every time I stoppped by and there wasn't a new past. Yeah on the job!!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on the job! Look forward to hearing more from ya!