Today was rad.
I took kiddo to the zoo for a date with her bestie and her mom, and then to her friend’s house for lunch and playtime. My friend Phil, grilled for us and then there was tree climbing, hide and go seeking, Disney soundtracking, doughnut eating, rope swinging, bike riding, hula hooping, and pogo stick jumping. I’m not sure what the kids were doing during all of this. Ha ha. I keed I keed. Although I did try the pogo stick. Not as fun as it looks. I was asked a couple of times if I’d like to borrow a helmet.
The only price I paid for this fun day was that I am now the proud and itchy owner of my first sunburn of the year. On my chest. There’s even a nice pale white circle where my medallion necklace was. Super cute I tell ya. But I can’t really complain because the weather was phenomenal. Perfect in every way. I’m hoping for more of the same tomorrow! Minus the pogo stick.
The hair y’all.
If you know me at all, you know that my hair is a thang. I bore easily in general, so I tend to change up the coif frequently and it’s been many many many colors and cuts and spiky and slicked back and boy short usually.
However, for whatever reason, primarily additional boredom I can only assume, this is the longest its been since I was pregnant. And it’s actually a normal color. No blue or teal or purple or platinum blond. I’m sure I’ll get back to that, but currently its longer hair (for me) with some blond highlights.
Ohmahgoodness, it just hit me…am I getting old???? I’m gonna go ahead and say no, that this is just another iteration in the evolution of The Hair.
I’m not sure how “long” this phase will last until I chop it off again but for now, I’m enjoying ponytails and crazy hot messes on my head when its windy out. Today it was pigtails.
I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton
I saw this via Introverts Are Awesome on Facebook, who got it from peteandbuzz.com. While I haven’t felt like a bear lately, I do relate to this in a big way. Plus, it just cracked me up.
On one of our snow days last week kiddo decided we should make a “science project”. The science project turned into a homemade mini stage and stick puppets. It was a fun day and kid is quite creative. We did a couple of puppet shows after her thorough explanation. Here’s some footage for your viewing pleasure. I love her little voice and the ending.
The job search continues.
I had a bit of a surprise today. Due to an HR paperwork snafu, my position is not officially eliminated for an additional 5 weeks from the date I was originally told. While this gives me a nice cushion, for various personal reasons, I don’t want to have to use it. But the option is there should I need it.
I have interviewed three times for one particular job with more interviews to come. Those people don’t play around when it comes to hiring the right person. I had another interview this morning for a different position with my current employer. All of these discussions went very well and I continue to surprise myself by pulling through under pressure and being able to promote my skills in an applicable way. Both of these jobs would be great but I obviously can’t count on anything so I continue to search and apply as appropriate. I do have the luxury of being somewhat picky but that pressure is still there, although self-inflicted.
My career path was the subject of my entire therapy session last week. We discussed why I bypassed applying for something that looked amazing but that I wasn’t confident enough to go for. Dr. B encouraged me not to sell myself short and remember that I have developed some very marketable and desirable experience. As well, to take this opportunity to find something that I really desire and that excites me, and if that thing stretches the limits of my comfort zone, to go for it anyway. She’s always telling me not to be so self critical and hard on myself; to be nicer to ME. And she’s totally right. One day maybe it will sink in.
Honestly though, when I look back over my working years, I’m pretty proud of how much I’ve grown and progressed with my career. Would I have made some different choices earlier on? Probably. Maybe. Who knows. But overall, I have worked my way up from data grunt to putting myself out there and teaching people, helping people, and learning right along with them. I think this next job (whatever it may be) will be a step up and a nice segue into something that is really…me.
I’m all positive today people. Tomorrow or the next day I might be depressed, but today I’m awesome.
Its 2am and I’m sitting up in bed listening to some sort of precipitation, be it rain, ice or a combination on the roof. Schools were cancelled for tomorrow hours ago so I’ll be at home with kiddo for the day. With the exception of about an hour during which I have a phone interview. But more about that in a minute.
Its been a busy couple of weeks. So busy I haven’t posted. I was doing so well with that too. Ah well, blame real life.
I’ve made a few more successful and yummylicious meals in the crock pot. By the way, I’ve named the crock pot, “Crocky P”, because I’m ridiculously corny and it sounds like some sort of culinary rapper name. So yes, Crocky P and I have bonded.
The Accountant has been slammed at work of course. But last weekend we managed a fun date night at a benefit for one of his clients, a Catholic college, and were able to mingle with the Sisters at a fancy pants dinner, dance, silent auction event. We even snagged free overnight babysitting for that evening. Score!
My best friend came to town and it was a blast hanging out with her for a bit. Its never long enough but I got my bestie fix at least. We had lunch and talked forever and it was pretty great. I miss her.
Kiddo and I went to the ‘rents for the weekend. Quality time with them, grandparents, the niece, my brother and my sis-in-law happened. We opted to stay with them this time instead of our usual hotel because hello upcoming unemployed person. It was nice for the convenience factor but lets be honest, its like trying to sleep in an episode of Wild Kingdom. The drive back was a bit hairy, with crazy rain and even some hail but we made it safely home.
I was going to update you on the job hunt situation but I’m tired and am opting to sleep instead. I’ll save it until after my interview tomorrow.
My Facebook status from this morning…
Kiddo scrunches her nose up and says “ewwww” as we smell a skunk on the way to daycamp this morning. Then she says, “Ohhh mommy, I know what you can do for your new job! You can be a polecat catcher!”. New job title…Finn, Certified Polecat Catcher. For all your polecat catching needs…Business cards coming soon.
That kid, always looking out for momma.