Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Waiting. . . . more waiting. . . .

So here I am. Still waiting for that job to come out and find me. I keep waiting for the temp agency to call. They have a lead, and I know these things take time, but DAMN do I want to get my life started again. I really think this is my best chance.
I've also started looking at apartments in the Cities area. Mighty pricy, compaired to here, where I can find a 2 bedroom duplex for under $500. Mind you, it would be a crappy duplex, but a duplex none the less!

Anyway. Not much other wise going on. I should be calling more places about work, but I really want this cities stuff to work out.

Why do I have to be so lazy?

Friday, May 11, 2007

I was busy, now I'm not, but things are better. . . I think

I do have a new fridge, its just pretty empty at the moment.

I also emailed my resume to a temp agency in the twin cities. They called me within 15 minutes. This was Monday. I was in their office on the west side of the cities on Tuesday. Things are looking good. I haven't heard back from them, but I'm going to call this afternoon.

My birthday was great!! I had the day off (first time in a long time!) and the weather was soooo gorgeous! I did spend the day knitting, and taking skills tests for the temp agency.

I also went to my friend and former co-worker's house, Nancy. We had a good time. We miss each other. I'm so glad I went to see her!

Well, tonight my friend Matt is playing at a local bar. Gonna have a good time. Gonna maybe have some drinky-poos.

Yes, I still need to get a job very badly. But things really don't feel that bad anymore. I'm recovering my groove.

I can tell this because I am knitting again.
Someday I will get a camera so I can put pictures up! I finished a pair of socks for myself out of Mountain Colors Bearfoot, the Mountain Fiesta colorway.

Oh! And I have to get a job so I can get the yarn to start my friend's wedding shawl. It's going to be out of Cherry Tree hill silk lace weight yarn in the African Grey colorway. It's going to be really funky, but Jayne is a funkalicious lady! And well worth the work.

I'd also like to congratulate several people I know who are graduating from college: Jackie (brother's girlfriend), Hankey (drummer in our band!) Speck (one of my very very good friends) and Jayne (way to go on your second Masters degree!)

Congratulations all of you!

Monday, May 7, 2007

I didn't need that fridge anyway. . .

Sure, why not! Sunday I woke up rather late after going out with my younger brother drinking, took out the milk and thought: "my this is rather warm"
So I looked back in the fridge. It didn't smell too good.

Please Lord, no!

I opened the freezer.


After crying for about 40 minutes, I called my friend Sam. I was trying to see if I could fix the dishwasher when he arrived. (that broke last summer when the roommate put chopsticks in the dishwasher, and one of the sticks broke in the engine) I realized it was a lost cause because we didn't have a special tool needed to open up the engine.

5 trash bags of rotting food later, the fridge is cleared.
Of course, the land lord is still driving back from Indiana. I called around for a fridge and hopefully I found one for about $100. That's where rent is going.

Now I'm just procratinating about applying for jobs. Sigh.
I don't know why I'm so hung up about it. I have to do it!

Off to the library to print out stuff!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

No Job Tuesday

Yesterday was strange. . . really strange. Besides losing my job, I got a call from the recruiter who said there was no job on Friday. There now is a job. Can I please come in for an interview on Tuesday at 2pm? Sure! Oh, and a phone interview for a different department on Wednesday? Great!
An hour and a half later: Same recruiter: Oh, for some reason the supervisor doesn't want to interview tomorrow. They canceled it.

Sigh. . . I should have seen this one comming. Yes. No. Yes. No. I really wish people would make up their minds!

Oh and tomorrow I get to be a temp server for a luncheon at a hospital. Woop-de-shit.
4 hours of $8 per hour. Yeah, that will get me through the month.

Hey! How about I talk about some knitting. Since I have oodels of free time I have worked on both my cousin's baby blanket and my knee-high sock out of fleece artist. I'm going to see if my friend Angie will let me borrow her crappy camera so I can post some pictures.

I have to say, I'm reallly lucky I hit bottom last friday (see my first post) because it made all the difference Monday, when I really needed it.

I would like to also send a big shout out to everyone who is thinking about me at this time. The folks, the siblings, the many good friends. (Sam, Angie, Joe, Greg, Hankey, Becky, Jess, and the cats)

Tomorrow should be interesting.