Thursday, 3 September 2009

Well................

I GOT THE DOG*!!!!!

Hooray for me!

They even said when they rang me that they were "very impressed with me"!

so how many times do you think I have repeated that in the few hours since it was said??? ;o)

And it's no little dog..........

It's actually quite a big hairy dog in terms of hours (30 per week compared to the 16 I was doing previously and the minimal amount I was doing before that)

But is new and exciting and I'm excited.

It's back at Newcastle University where I did my degree and my incomplete PhD studies and worked as a very part time lecturer and then full time secretary.

I was there for over 8 years and it just feels like home.

I'm so glad to be going back!



P.S. sorry for the lack of photos - I was trying to upload some witty dog pics but my brain and computer let me down and I'm rushing as I'm going out with some friends to celebrate my birthday and my new dog of course!

* dog = job. This is Moogsmum's fault. When I rang her last year and squeaked down the phone that I had got my last job she misheard and thought I'd said I'd "got a dog" - so the name stuck! All her fault!

34 comments:

silverpebble said...

Hurray hurray! I was thinking about it on and off all day, wondering how it had gone. I'm so so pleased for you. Hmm though, does this mean a few more pennies for spending on, oh, I don't know, FABRIC???

wonderwoman said...

congratulations!!!! that is great news.

x

trasha said...

goodness me Locket. You will have to purchase a whizzy new brush for keeping this big hairy dog under control.

dottycookie said...

Yay Lucy! Well done - we knew you could do it!

Helen said...

Wow well done you!! Big Kisses X X X
Love H

anne bebbington said...

Congrats on the new job - you'll be able to afford to fill your lovely new sewing room with lots of lovely things to play with - hope you still manage to fit in some 'me' time amongst work, at least with your own designated craft room you can leave everything out and ready to sneak in for a 5 minute fix when you have a spare moment - I've been known to sit down at my machine and stitch a handful of patches together in a spare five minutes before we leave the house in a morning if I'm ready before the kids - never waste a moment (DH thinks I've raving bonkers)

Mavis said...

Just a thimbleful....
You had me fooled about the dog - I really was envying you with a new little puppy!!! But I guess a job/dog is quite exciting too so, congratulations!

Carin said...

woo hoo sounds like a wonderful dog lol!

Jodie said...

Lucy I could not be happier !! A wonderful exciting humungous new dog !

Yay for you , although we here in blogland have been "very impressed with you" for ages of course.

quinn said...

Congratulations! Sounds like the best combination of happily familiar and excitingly new! Go, you!

Jo in TAS said...

WooHoo Mrs L!! I knew you could do it!

est said...

congratulations on getting a new exciting *dog! lol :) and how wonderful to go back to ol' uni :)

Sarahs Home said...

Well done Mrs Locket, so pleased for you. What will you be doing?
Sorry I didnt get back to you about getting together but things have been busy here and we have been away, perhaps we can get together one weekend soon.

Sarah x

ladydi said...

Yay for you, Mrs. Locket! Of COURSE they are impressed with you; who isn't?? And you'll see. . . you'll be even more organized than ever, and will still have time to craft in your new pink room. Miss Dot will be happy to have more kitchen time and produce lovely dinners - yes?

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo!!! Congratulations Lucy! I'm so very happy for you and your family!!!

April said...

well done you!!

Congratulations!

April xx

Michaela said...

Blogger ate my comment. I left one saying how clever you were to get a new dog and happy belated birthday and how slim you're looking and all sorts of nice things. And blogger ate it. Bad blogger, bad blogger.

xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on the dog ... job :o)

Charlie P said...

CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
When do you start? It'll be so nice to be in familiar surroundings :-)...and just think how much more you'll appreciate your sewing time when you're working 30 hours a week!
p.s. belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

marit said...

Sounds like a really nice dog;-),congratulations!

BIG sister Ally said...

Well done little sis. Just think of all that dosh and no time to spend it - kidding of course!

quiltdude said...

woohoo!!! well done you a full time post. How your life has changed in the last 2 years.
Hope everything goes well and that you still find time for crafting.
xx Clare

periwinkle said...

wow, well done Lucy , congratulations :-)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Congratulations Lucy! That's super exciting!! I hope that doesn't mean that we see less of you though!!!!! Hope it all goes well and you enjoy your new dog!

Kitty said...

Congratulations! That is brilliant news - I couldn't be happier for you. x

Vale said...

Congratulations!! A new "dog" is a wonderful news!! And belated happy birthday, too!
Hugs, Valeria

Poshyarns said...

OOOh, huge, huge congratulations to you, very well done.

Annie said...

Congrats on the new dog Lucy!!! How ever are you going to fit it all in now?? I am wishing I was part time - maybe next year. What exactly will you be doing?

Gina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Well done Lucy. Brilliant news.

French Knots said...

Of course they were impressed! How could they not be?!

Hope it's a good dog!

julie said...

well done you! It's lovely to read the excitement coming through in your post too - nice to have exciting changes going on. Also a very belated happy birthday - looks like you had a lovely one and some wonderful pressies!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the dog, however we have been impressed with you for ages. Think of all that extra crafting money.

Moogsmum said...

:)

:)

:)

Of course, I knew about the dog a few days ago.

I just thought I'd already commented...but no, I spoke to you in real life instead.

Well done Locket.

Hope it's a big cuddly hairy dog that sits when it's told to!

xxx

joanie said...

Fantastic Lucy! No surprise they were "very impressed" with you. What a great feeling it must be.