Monday, December 3, 2007

Amazing How Things Can Turn Around in 24 Hours

I've mentally written a dozen posts in the last few days -- mostly about how frustrated I am. Let me count the ways!

Austin supposedly has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation; yet I've been looking for a job diligently for a month and a half with barely a nibble.

I have a jewelry party (my first) coming up on Saturday with my hubby's two sisters in a Houston suburb. I'm about to hit full panic mode on this one. I feel like I'm on a treadmill, running as fast as I can and getting nowhere at all. I still have so much to do and so little time left in which to do it. I'm sure it will be fine; my perfectionistic tendencies say otherwise.

The weather here can't make up its mind whether it's early fall or (for us) deep winter, which is playing havoc with my sinuses. And making it difficult to work on the torch, which is in the garage, at least on the cold days. Today is a "bundle up!" day.

But yesterday, my hubby found me a new job listing that fits me amazingly well in a place I've always wanted to work. I don't want to say a lot more about it now, but I talked to the hiring manager, and I'm hoping for it. In a lot of ways, it's not possible for anyone else with my history and experience to apply, not that that's any guarantee of getting the job, but I have to cling to something.

Funny how one little thing can turn your perspective around, isn't it?


Cindy said...

That's great news!! Things will turn around. It's December, remember? It's a bad month for job hunting. As for the weather - I'm with you! Bring back 70 degrees!!

Piper said...

Hee hee hee...I bet I know!

Coach J said...

I hope that this works out for you! You will definitely keep us informed?!?
As for the cold, we get so little really cold weather down here, I'm enjoying it! There's only a handful of days that I can wear my full length wool coat with a hat and gloves.

Lisa said...

Piper... yes, you do know. It's not THE job I've always wanted there, but it'll do.

Jenny, I like cold weather too, just not when I'm sitting in my garage for hours at a time! It's fine if you're moving around, but I don't when I make beads. I need long johns for that.