Intolerable Cruelty

After the last straw from Time, I gave notice to my landlady today.  I will need to move out by the end of the month.  I am so happy to know that there is an official countdown to a new living situation.


More Hugs

Well, since the last post, I had my job interview, went to two fundraising events, and had another student pass her citizenship interview.  I have yet to hear anything back from the interview which at this point means that I didn't get the job.  I've been sending out resumes more often than I'd care to remember.  The housing hunt continues but on the back burner to job search.  I only have a few more weeks of class left.  I am getting burnt out and could really use a rest to not get attached to my clients.  I know a job I don't get invested in won't be as satisfying but I need time to recharge and leave work at work.  There has been some Time drama but nowhere near as bad as in the past.

I went over to Russ and Beth's last night for a cook out.  It was nice to be around a group of family and friends that makes me feel truly welcome and loved.  I have concluded that I just need more hugs in my life.


Falling In

I have a job interview tomorrow!  It is for a data analyst position.  I sent my resume on Sunday and heard back from them Monday morning.  I had to do sort of a skills test thing which I also did Monday morning.  I got a response right away.  My resume isn't strong on the tech skills so having the skills test covered makes me happy.  Muang and I also found a really awesome place that I am going to call about tomorrow.  It's possibly perfect.  I'm nervous that all of this is happening so fast.  I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.  After looking for so long, how can it all fall into place in one week?


Family In Town

I have been terribly busy lately, what with Mom and Dad visiting.  It's been delightful (and occasionally stressful) to have them around.  They arrived on Wednesday.  We went to dinner at Henry's Taiwan so Dad finally got to try the beef shaved noodles that I have been raving about.  It is so nice to have the people that I 100% mesh with around.  The people that get all of my odd references and think sarcastically enough to pick up on all of my jokes right away.  We also went to buy some interview clothes.  I now have a complete interview outfit.  It is kind of boring but I can add and accessorize later.  Right now, I just want something that I can feel confident about something that says I am professional and can do any job someone might be hiring for.  I also am down about 2 sizes which is a great confidence booster.

Thursday, my parents got to see the end of my Talk Time class.  One of my students wanted to tell them how smart and pretty I am.  It was absolutely darling.  They got a tour of ACRS and then we got banh mi and bubble tea in the ID.  After making dinner at Russ and Beth's house, we hung out for a bit and then I went home.  We met up at my house the next morning so they finally got a (Time-free) tour of the house.  We got dim sum at Jade Garden which was delicious as is to be expected.  I did outreach with Muang which was nice.  A few of the locations actually wanted to talk to us and seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say.  I did Zumba which was great because I hadn't worked out for 2 days.  We went for a hike in Discovery Park on Saturday.  It was beautiful but had lots of hills.  My knee was not very happy about that but the long hike got our appetites roused for a fabulous dinner of Cuban sandwiches at Paseo.

Spending the night at Russ and Beth's house brought back some memories although it was in the sewing room and on a leaky air mattress which meant that I did not get a great night's sleep.  I ended up going down to the living room and sleeping on the couch.  Breakfast was bagel sandwiches with the smell of a smoking pork shoulder in the backyard as an amuse nez.  Muang made it out to join us for dinner.  My parents wanted to spend more time with her since she's such a big part of my life right now.  It was a fun night.  They will be leaving tomorrow and life will go back to normal.  At least I will get back to my normal workout schedule.