I had two blogging deadlines to meet this week - yeah, that's right, deadlines. One was for the upcoming Blog Exchange, which will be happening Sunday. Not wanting to stress out my wonderful partner, I decided waiting until 3am Saturday night to write it might not be the greatest strategy. I finished it this afternoon and sent it off in plenty of time for posting by Sunday.
The other deadline was for TopBlogMag, an online magazine written by bloggers. It is published every Monday, and in my brief experience, is always entertaining and thought-provoking. My first post will go up in this coming Monday's issue, so I had to send that out before the weekend as well. Y'all should go check it out and lend some support - I'll remind you again on Monday.
So on the heels of those two deadlines, and in the hopes of a less serious post than yesterday's, today will be a bit of randomness for all you lovely readers. Try not to get lost in the fluffy nonsense.
So, by nature, I'm a night owl. After graduation, when I had a lot more free time on my hands, my schedule slowly shifted until I was staying up until about 4:00am and sleeping until 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon. The only problem with that is the fact that there is nothing good on TV in the middle of the night. Occasionally you strike gold with a cheesy movie rerun, but generally it's a wasteland.
There is one oasis, however, in the desert island of midnight TV: the Bare Minerals infomercial.
I've probably seen this program about a hundred times, and yet I still go searching for it at two in the morning just to watch it again. It's amazing! They just sprinkle some powder on a brush, sweep it across their face, and suddenly... GORGEOUS WOMEN APPEAR! It's like a magic trick that just never gets old to me.
So finally, the other day, I decided to go ahead and try some of the stuff. I'm a little nervous, but they have a money-back satisfaction guarantee if I end up hating it. Have any of you tried it? Is it good?
I'll give you an update when I get the stuff in the mail and finally give it a try.
I got a job! I'm going to be assistant teacher at a small independent preschool. I'll get to still be teaching, but also get to play with little kids all day, and it's very close to home. The only real down side is that the pay isn't too great, but I'm okay with that for now. It's enough to pay the bills and put a little away into savings. For the next year or so, while I figure out my long-term plans, I'm pretty happy with that.
Before I got this job, however, I'd been interviewing for a number of different positions, including other preschools, daycare centers, writing jobs, and nanny placements. One of the nanny positions seemed like it might actually be a really great fit for a while. The mom, dad, and I all got along great, and the kids instantly loved me, climbing into my lap for story-reading. After my second-round interview, the mom told me that I was in her top three choices. She was meeting with one of the other two the following day, but would make a decision over the weekend and call me on Monday. Great, I said - that was fine with me.
But then Monday came... and went...
And then Tuesday...
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...
A second weekend...
Okay, I get it, I didn't get the job. But seriously? After two interviews, plus coming out and telling me I'm one of the three you're considering, you couldn't find the time to call or email me to thank me for my time and interest? Come on all you moms out there, back me up on this: Isn't the polite thing to do at that point to contact all three with your decision?
Oh well. Water under the bridge now.
Last, but certainly not least, I'll leave you with a few more pictures from the photo shoot I had with my mom while she was here: