Friday, August 26, 2011

Big Things Happening

The second week of work is behind me and things are going well and I could not be more fortunate.  The past two weeks have been full of nonstop action.  Work is never going to be dull, I can almost guarantee that and that is a good feeling.  I am still trying to get acquainted with everyone within the county and 4-H program.  Everyone seems to be pretty welcoming, so that is a positive.  I am looking forward to this weekend; I am worn out, mentally and emotionally.

I am not going to bore you with the details of the past two weeks.  I will give you a life update with pictures.  I feel like it is way more fun anyways!

Felix (my jeep) has now hit 60,000+ miles!  What a milestone in his young life!  Ps, I was the passenger when this occurred, so I was not taking pictures while driving.

Here are some of my 4-Her's filming a commercial for the Pottawatomie County Fair.

For three days straight there was a rainbow out on my drive to work.  Just goes to show after every storm there is a rainbow.

Here are some of my 4-Her's volunteering at the United Ways Days Of Caring.

A lot is going on in the office; I am trying to prepare for the Pottawatomie County Fair, OKC State Fair, Tulsa State Fair, the Achievement banquet, and district leadership conference.  The next few weeks should be filled with all kinds of fun activities for me and my 4-Her’s.  I encourage you all to like Pottawatomie County 4-H on facebook!

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Monday At My New Job

Monday I begin my big girl job and I couldn’t be more excited.  For those of you who have been around Cooperative Extension, you know nothing says Extension Educator like two things: attending conferences and having a phone glued to you at all times.  My phone has been blowing up the past few days with warm welcomes for all kinds of people.  It makes me happy to see everyone’s excitement.   What do you know, my first two days on the job I will be sitting at an in service and I am the only one from my office attending.  Exciting stuff, right?

I am trying to think of things that I need in my office for decoration.  The obvious ones being: my diploma framed, my Ag Leadership coffee cup, OSU gear, and well…that’s all I can think of.  I really have no idea what direction to take with this.  For all of you with big kid jobs, what are your favorite things in your office?   I do welcome any and all: fresh flower arrangements, chocolates, stamps, and stickers….etc.  I just keep thinking back to how Dr. Weeks had a couch in her office, it made it really inviting to visitors.  I want people to come hang out with me in my office.  We all know I like to talk…yeah.

This little work of art is on my wish list!  I think it is adorable and would fit perfectly in my office!

Today is the last day of Jered’s internship in Tulsa!  This weekend we will be celebrating him being complete with his internship and the beginning of my new job.  I think that a very exciting weekend is upon us!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Job Offer

This Osage County girl is making Pottawatomie County her new home!  I just accepted a job to become the 4-H Youth Development agent there and I could not be more excited.  Shawnee seems like a great community, I cannot wait to become part of it!  Tonight I am meeting with my best friend Kristin to celebrate over dinner!  I start this upcoming Monday and for the first two days, I will be attending a conference.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me and what kind of doors are open.