Friday, February 24, 2012

February Daybook

Slacking so bad these day- I 100% admit it.  I blame February and all it's boring, gray and life sucking weather.  So today I'm joining BfloMama at Everyday Miracles in playing along with the simple woman's daybook.

Outside my window... I am watching the Rhododendrons dance in the wind on yet another drab and cloudy day.

I am thinking... a million thoughts at once, and nothing at all.

I am thankful... for a husband who keeps me grounded in reality.

In the kitchen... is a space crying for a scrub down, organization and a lot of innovation to make it a useable and beautiful space.

I am wearing... comfy pants.

I am creating... an amigurumi My Little Pony for Lilia...hopefully.

I am going... crazy. Slowly, but surely.

I am wondering... when the weather will be nice enough for me to get out and clean my garden beds and chicken coop.

I am reading... Kushiel's Dart again. 

I am listening... to Arrietty's Song.  It's so lovely, it brings tears to my eyes.

I am hoping... that I can survive 2 or more weeks of South Beach Phase 1.

I am looking forward to... St. Patrick's Day.

I am learning... how awesome and imaginative my 5 year old is.

Around the house... is not enough plants. I need more.

I am pondering... which house project to work on next.

A favorite quote for today... "Right or Wrong are not what separates us from our enemies. It's our different standpoints, our perpectives that separates us."

One of my favorite things... is relaxing with a video game, with the kids cheering me on.

A few plans for the rest of the week: include meal planning, and shopping. And hopefully enjoying a few drinks with the husband and friends.

A peek into my day...

Totally nothing.  My day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Crazy life is crazy

I've been a bit quiet again, I know.  Life is keeping me busy.  Between kids, husbands, squirrels in the eaves (ugh, don't ask!!) and keeping up with the house and laundry, I feel like I haven't been breathing as much.  Oh, and yeah, there was a period of hardcore gaming...

Do you want to know the story?
But this week I have my first job interview in 8 years.  I'm partially panicking, and partially freaking out.  If you asked me how I was feeling today, I'd probably snap a " fine!" and then depending on who you were, cry on your shoulder.

I'm trying my best to prepare- it's really not easy.  Infrequent conversation with other adults has left me feeling a bit socially inept, and I'm just not going to get into my struggle to find people from 8 years ago willing to give me a reference letter. (Ugh!)

Honestly, I might feel a little rejected if I don't get the job, but it wouldn't kill me too much.  If I don't get the job, life continues here at home as it does now.  But getting the job would mean more income, which would mean paying off bills, and being able to update the house faster.  And did I mention it was a perfect position- part time, 10 months (ie, summers off!), very local and in counseling?

So many options...
I've been going through possible interview questions, practicing in my head and all that.  I feel pretty prepared, although an afternoon of review is going to help.  I'm hoping that I can get through the interview without sounding like an idiot, or repetitive use of the words "umm" and "I have no idea."

My big problem is...what do I wear?  I live in jeans and t-shirts (or pajama pants...) and my "dressier" clothes are more for going out.  Do I go with business or business casual? Skirt or trousers?  Blazer or Sweater?  Should I dye my hair so the 3 inches of gray aren't showing?  I know what NOT to wear, for the most part.  And believe me, this is reminding me I need to go buy some pantyhose (LOL!) and that I should probably go do a load of laundry.

Anyways, wish me luck.  Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day, to those that celebrate.  I got a lovely present, and last night at dinner, Lilia shared with me that Daddy had bought me a box of candies and a card.  But that was a secret.