Friday, May 06, 2005

and who says prayer doesn't work?

The national woman centric non-profit just called to make me an offer and I SAID YES!! I'm in! I no longer have to prostrate myself before the hog of Capital!! Instead, I'll be laid out in front of the little squirrel called Service to Others!!

I'm so happy I could make myself a celebratory margerita right now! In fact, I'll do just that!

(In the meantime, if anyone knows of any nifty budgeting tricks and ways to get by on less than 32k/yr, I'd love to hear it. Really. I'm not kidding - I haven't had to live at that level since grad school.)

Yay!! (thanks for being such great cheerleaders, those who wished me luck!)


jesus chick said...

AWESOME!!! way to go!! how exciting!!!
re prayer: i prayed for you~ mostly because i figured you weren't praying about your job (one of those *trite* things) i'm thrilled with the turn out!
re finances: fire the housekeeper

Wasp Jerky said...

Congrats. I'm so glad you picked the non-profit. I dunno what to tell you on budgeting. We don't make a lot of money, yet we always seem to be able to buy whatever the hell we want.

reverendmother said...

YAY!!!!!! Thanks be to God.

LutheranChik said...

Congratulations! How exciting! And welcome to the world of underpaid nonprofit employees.;-)

One budgeting tip, courtesy of Kramer on "Seinfeld": Retail is for suckers.;-) 'Nother one: Only shop at one grocery store, and pick the cheapest brand of food you don't care about.

ding said...

housekeeper stays stays stays.

i'm afraid the gym membership will have to go, as will eating out, travel and shopping (unless it's a terrific sale.) no more taxis, cocktails in hotel bars or meeting for drinks after work; no more monthly trips to the comic book store. (i'd make a joke about sex being free but...)

yikes. whatever. it's just stuff.
thanks, everyone, for the thoughts and prayers!

Brandon said...

Well, being in grad school, I've actually been entertaining thoughts of dressing down and begging...I'd give it consideration if I were you! ;)

Brandon said...

Oh...and one could start brewing their own beer...(and if you're really cagey you could probably build a still and make your own tequilla for margeritas). Again, just a thought.

ding said...

well this all means that i have to get cracking and actually sell a piece of writing. sigh.

the scrabbling never ends, you know?

PPB said...

yahoo! And 32K is not hard to live on! You'll be fine!