After much waffling back and forth about what would be best for me and for my family, I have officially accepted the job with Kaiser. It's been a really tough call for me. I am someone that normally takes a job and keeps it for years and years. I have only been at my current job for 7 months. It's just weird for me to come and go so quickly.
While I be loosing some flexibility in my schedule and the ability to take mass transit, I will be gaining in the long run by being with a company that is well established and has a great retirement plan. I think in the short term it will be difficult but in the long term it will be the best decision. (crossing fingers and toes)
I start on May 12th and will have a few days off in between. They have also promised me that I will be able to have the time off this summer and fall that I need for the family vacations etc.
I am now retiring as the queen of waffle town and it feels so much better to have this decision made. Until I pick up the scepter again to reign and rule, which could be over a pair of shoes or what to have for dinner :o)