Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Did You Miss Me? This time I'm Really Back!!!!

Hey all,

Sorry it’s been a while, but I wanted to make sure my news was 100% true before I let everyone in on it. I’m so excited, and that excitement has helped me heal and feel better more than anything else could.

What am I talking about? Well here’s the latest CJ gossip…

As you all know, Jonathon and I were working in Taipa, Macau, a small island west of Hong Kong, for almost a year. While he loved the show he worked, his manager Gerard was a real ass. He was one of those control freaks who cared more about how he looked than taking care of his men. He got people hurt, literally broke equipment and blamed others and lied to his bosses left and right. Jon stood it for as long as he could before finally giving up and giving notice. Life is too short to deal with idiots.

So we left the country of Macau after enjoying much of what the Asian life has to offer. (He did have another offer at another casino, and we thought about staying, but the paperwork to keep us there would have taken too long. We’d have had to leave and then come back and that was too much of a pain.)

Now he didn’t leave without employment. No sirree. Stupid my man isn’t. In this economy leaving one job before having another is just irresponsible. So he tossed his hat in the ring and was offered several other opportunities.

In just one week he was offered jobs in Abu Dhabi, Jakarta Indonesia, Japan or Europe.

Pretty cool, huh? So we went through them, did our pros and cons and finally decided.

Drum roll please.....








We are now the proud employees of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo Show, which is now touring all over Europe!!!! 

That’s right. As you read this we are winging our way over the ocean to the city of lights…Paris. The show is there right now until the second week in January. Then it moves on to Barcelona Spain, Amsterdam The Netherlands and after that (we think) to Switzerland, Germany and many others.

How awesome is that???!!!! We will be able to do midnight Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral AND celebrate the New Year watching the fireworks go off at the Eiffel Tower. Not too shabby for a couple of poor kids who grew up with itchy feet, huh?

He is the Electronic Maintenance Coordinator, which basically means he is in charge of anything electrical in the show. Jon is super excited over the opportunity and he can’t wait to get started.  If you want to see more about the show, check out these links...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGPNPDW-YTU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corteo

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/corteo/default.aspx

And me? Well, hell. I don’t have any excuse NOT to write now. Romantic foreign lands, new things to see and do everyday, sexy French, Spanish or Danish men. If I didn’t have any ideas before (seriously, I’ve already got a backload—I didn’t need any more help!!!) I sure will now.

Plus, since my health is better, I’ll be able to get back in the track on all my blogging, writing and online activities. Travel is stimulating for me and I thrive on it. So look for more in the future. I plan on being back on track 100% by the new year. But I’ll be blogging again immediately at least twice a week. Once I get Jonathon’s schedule I’ll be more specific.

The first thing I’m going to do is bring back and continue my free read—Hustle into Love. I have it almost finished now and I KNOW my fans are waiting to see what happened to Mace and Chantal.

So keep me in your thoughts and prayers. We arrive in Paris on Wednesday the 14th and begin our new adventure. It’s so great to be back in gear again, and I hope you all check back to see what I think of Paris at Christmastime!!!!

Hugs to all,

CJ England

15 comments:

Jodi said...

WOW! That is super fantastic awesome news! I'm so happy for you and Jon! I'll keep you guys in my prayers that your health stays great and the job is wonderful! I can't wait to read about your travels!

Qwillia Rain said...

Congratulations!!

Great things to come for you and yours. Glad to hear you're feeling better and that you've got such a wonderful adventure ahead of you.

Enjoy your holidays!

Qwillia

Ray said...

Am I ever glad you are back. You mentioned my very favorite city, Barcelona. I can't think of a place I would rather be. Unfortunately my travel days are over. I had a tour of Normandy, Paris and Versailles in 1983. On the way to Paris we stopped at a freeway rest stop where I had the most delicious bread. I have tried to stay away from American style bread ever since and have often wondered why it sells the way it does. Be sure to let us know how you like the European food as compared to Asian. I love Spanish food, but can't find any locally.

Ray

Mannouchka said...

woo you're going to my dad family country hope you enjoy the people and the food and do you speak French.
And congratulations to you and your dear husband Jon.
Best continuation on all your books
Happy holidays
Cheers

Julie said...

Great News! It'll be good to have you back ;)

Connie Northrop said...

Awesome news all around! You better be prepared to post lots of pics alone with writing your stories. LOL

I really did miss you. Welcome back!

Connie Northrop said...

Are your kids going to join you for holidays is Paris?

melanie said...

OMG I am so happy for you and your hubby and Jealous to LOL. I cannot wait to see the new books you will write.May GOG BLESS and Happy writing.

Phylis said...

This is such awesome news! It is so good to have you back. I have missed you! Sounds like a great adventure and I can't wait to hear of your travels and best yet...more stories!!! Merry Christmas!

ilona said...

WOW - can I change places with you? Sounds like your life has improved greatly. I'm so glad for you and hope it continues in this way for all of 2012.

Happy holidays to you both.

Barbara Elsborg said...

I'm glad everything has worked out for you both, CJ. Happy Holidays!

Debra Glass said...

How exciting! Congrats!

CJ England said...

Hey all,

Thanks for the congrats. We are so excited. We are hoping to have our kids come meet us sometime next year over here somewhere. Hopefully we can do something together for Octoberfest in Germany!

I hope you all will enjoy my thoughts and meanderings. I'll keep blog updated as much as I can to keep you all "in the know".

Hugs to all!

CJ England said...

Oh and I forgot...Ray...Jon and I went to Normandy when we went to Europe two years ago for our second honeymoon, and it was a remarkable visit. We haven't been to Spain yet, but I'll make sure we check out the restaurants there. WE DO love to eat! LOL

And I promise to tell you all about the fun things that happen to us. You can check out the blog today for the first installment of our journey.

Harlie Reader said...

CJ, I've prayed for you and Jon and will continue to. I'm super excited for yall and I look forward to seeing more you around now.

And yes, I miss Chantel, too.

Marika Weber