Since it was such a small town, you couldn't really search within the city limits for a job -for that matter, it was hard to search for a job anywhere he practiced law even if it wasn't within the law field (Small town + money to spend = well known!). Sad part is, is that I had been offered a few different jobs throughout my 1.5 years there but turned them down b/c I kept thinking things would get better at work. We would have a "argument" and things would get better for a few weeks, maybe a month or two, but then would go right back to where we were - vicious little circle. At this point I would have jumped at just about anything...
During this time I had stayed in contact with my old boss in Fort Worth. He sold off the company I was working at and eventually opened up a new company with additional partners and offered me a job. I jumped at the opportunity. Small town life was hard for me and working in a job that I was so completely unhappy at just wasn't worth staying around for... So Fab. 2011 Sophie and I moved back to Fort Worth!
I mentioned cats earlier… Sophie wanted a kitten. Mom and I started talking about and agreed another cat would be nice to help chase “things”, so we started looking. We went the local vet and he offered us some abandoned cats (brother and sister) for free. Mom and I loved them, they were more mature (3-5 yrs old), fixed, house trained, somewhat playful, which meant that Sophie didn’t like them at all and since we were “technically” getting the cat for her… We found them a new home (Thanks Julia).
We found another kitten (yes, I said Kitten). We named him Pickles! He would have been a great cat except he wanted to play at 3 am –every morning! And he would cry….all night. Ug. Just got to be sooooo much for us. So when I moved, I didn’t want to bring him along, Mom couldn’t take him to Julie’s house –so we found him another home too. (Thanks again Julia! (a friend from the Courthouse in Madisonville)).
I also mentioned a new vehicle… Well I found out that driving a little car in a small town isn’t easy either; dirt roads, pot holes the sizes of mountains, dust/mud; child growing who now puts feet on back of chair! Yuck. So while in Madisonville I opted for a new vehicle. I got a Dodge Journey and thanks to my wonderful brother-in-law –I even got employee pricing! I’ve greatly enjoyed my new vehicle. There is so much more room for Sophie. She even played soccer last summer, and we had plenty of room for the extra things like chairs!
So here we are in Fort Worth. I’ve been back with Lindsey almost 1 month and I’m love it. It’s quite tho and I miss having the girls from the last office to chit-chat with but I am much happier now and that is far more important to me, plus I can call people on the telephone during work hours if I really need to chat with someone.
All for now, will try to keep this up-to-date more now.Sophie and I still have lots to tell you about…
On a side note: God does work in mysterious ways... I don't know why He brought us to Madisonville; maybe it was to renew a friendship with my sister, maybe it was to give Sophie some much needed male-attention (thanks Uncle Billy for treating Sophie more like your own child and not some kid your wife is babysitting), or maybe it was to show me what a monster I could be and how it feels to have that turned on yourself... idk, but I am glad I had the experience in the end.