so for those of you who actually still have livejournal and still know that mine exists...just a quick update. i got a promotion at work (at the court, not meijer!). it's not one that i asked for or even considered, but was pretty much told that it's what i was going to do. :/ i'm feeling pretty good about myself though. i mean, i got full-time july 1st, got a $4 raise about a month later, and now i'll be the fiscal officer for the court and got an additional $5 raise. after 90 days if i can take on this beast of a job, i'll get another raise. it's about damn time someone recognizes me and my capabilities at that place. it feels...well....amazing. i'm movin' on up.