I prayed for clear direction on what job to take, if any. And wouldn't you know it? God answered!
I did NOT get the university job (the one that was my dream job), but I was offered part time contract work at the company that had offered me full time back in February.
And my work, who said I was supposed to have returned to work last Monday, said they would consider part time ontract work for me, too.
So, I QUIT my full time job at the place that I loathed so much anyway. Man, did that feel good!! I went in on Friday to clean out my desk (I was surprised that 2 years only netted me 1 1/2 boxes of junk -- but then I remembered I cleaned it all out back in January with the layoff scare) and to have lunch with some of the awesome people I worked with (my co-workers weren't the problem). My boss pulled me aside and said that part time probably wouldn't work out after all. I wasn't exactly disappointed, I just wanted to have a back up plan in place.
I'm not thrilled about working at all, but I am excited about a new opportunity with a company that actually has room for growth. I'll only be working 3 days a week, so I'll have 4 day weekends every weekend (who can complain about that??) and hopefully lots of time to spend with my precious boy.