Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crazy weather.

The calendar says quite clearly that it's January. Unfortunately, Mother Nature must be have jumped straight to June. I probably should not be complaining given the weather the East Coast has had lately, but this just isn't natural. Seriously. This morning, I was out with my Bootcamp class hiking at the butt crack of dawn - it was cold and frosty. By the end of the day, I was in shorts. Seriously, messed up.

On the other hand, it was nice being about to run around in shorts. I just know it's not suppose to be like this. AND no, I don't miss the snow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Job hunt.

Well, I am still looking for a job. I'm lucky that we don't need me to work, but I think I need to get out and do something or I'll go crazy. Staying home is interesting the first few days but after awhile you see all the episodes of Law and Order and then what???

Today, I sent out two applications and got one call back a few hours later for a phone interview. I think the call went as well as could be expected (I was watching Law and Order and yes I paused the show while we were talking).

Bootcamp is going pretty well too. We met at a park for a hike this morning and I had a good time talking to another camper named Menza originally from India. While I enjoy exercising in the morning and getting it over with, I'm having problems getting up at 4:45 to do it. I will survive though. I know I can do this. Now, I need to get my eating in gear and see what happens.

All for now.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Busy day.

I've been running errands all morning. I did catch some of Pres. Obama's speech and parts of the parade while I was baking. Off to the grocery store.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Job interview.

Well, it's been an eventful week and it's only Wednesday.

I started my 5:30 a.m. bootcamp on Monday. The first day was pretty easy as we just went over the basic routine and then did some stretches, a few exercises and then jogged a bit. Today was much harder. I know I'll definitely feel it more tomorrow. We had our assessment this morning so we can see how where we stand after the bootcamp is over in 4 weeks. Some of the exercises (timed for 1 minute) were easier than others. Some I've never done before and I definitely need to work on my push-up form. T thinks I'm nuts (our other friends agree) but I think it'l be good for me.

I have a job interview in an hour and half at a temp agency. I haven't temped in a long time so I'm not quite sure what to expect. I know they will test me in a bunch of software (microsoft mainly) and then some other things. FUN. Not really, but at least I've done it before so I'm not too worried about it - granted it's been seven years.

My main concern is that at my old job we wore jeans and t-shirts most days so I don't really have any office appropriate clothes (one pair of gray slacks and a top and a jacket or a dress that might be too fancy - I'm thinking the first outfit). I think that's my biggest concern actually - that I might not look professional. T says it'll be fine.

I hope so.

My new cellphone should be here sometime today. I'm looking forward to getting it. My old one has been dead almost a week now. Not good, especially if I'm going to be driving to various jobs for work.

Mom was suppose to start back to work yesterday so I was planning on calling her this morning, but, because of the interview, I'll wait until tomorrow. I'm assuming she's still on the 3 to 11 shift at the nursing home.

A is in Ireland. She sent me her address so I'll have to send her a postcard or mail in the coming days so she doesn't feel unloved.

Now, I'm just stalling. I don't want to get ready for the interview. I'm calling it nerves. Could be exhaustian from getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to run around and torture myself.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy New Year - 9 Days Late

Okay. So I haven't been on the ball with all the writing stuff. I thought I would be so much better with all of this stuff. HA. I guess shame on me for not focusing. I need to push myself into things and then I need to keep myself moving forward.

I am looking for a job. There hasn't been too much that has interested me - even less do I qualify for. UGH. Why can't I be one of those fabulous people who just knows everyone and can just call someone up and get a job? That would be too easy, right?

Not that I'm hating being unemployed. I just don't want to wait forever to get another job.

Anyway, our anniversary (Dec. 31) was great. After dinner, we got a phone call saying that our friends the W. Family were visiting their best friends not 10 minutes away so we spent the countdown to the new year with them. Lots of fun and I know T. was happy to see them again. Who knows when they'll be down from Washington again? It might not have been how we planned to spend our anniversary but it certainly was a lot of fun.

My sister M finished her chemo regimen (yeah) and is now scheduling the next round of testing to make sure all the cancer was killed off. We'll hopefully know the results by the end of February (more waiting).

Mom is still recovering from her fall down the stairs. Her orthopedic surgeon is concerned because one of leg screws is lose but he has cleared her to get back to work (it's been over 2 months). She's going a little stir crazy so I'm sure she'll be better once she gets back to some sort of normal routine. His only concern is that if the screw breaks the skin she's to call him immediately. One would hope - that Mom being a nurse - would not have needed that instruction; on the other hand, from my own experience, nurses are probably some of the worst patients you could possibly deal with (I mean other than doctors themselves) HA.

So good news has finally started arriving. It's a good way to start this year. Let's keep it moving.