Friday, February 29, 2008

No News is Good News.... Right???

So, Friday afternoon... Still had not heard from HR about the Lib. Assist. 3 position, so at 4:45 this afternoon I finally called & asked the one lady who works at the main desk if she could give me some word on it, that I've been sitting on pins & needles all week & was really hoping for some word before the weekend. She told me (nicely, too!) that the woman who's gotta give it the final stamp of approval before an offer is made to the lucky party, JUST got the prefered application back today from EOO (equal opportunity office), and that she'd been in meetings all day, so she's been unable to make a final review & give it her signiture & call the applicant. *sigh* So.... I guess I'm in for a long weekend of waiting.

But, at least that means I'm not out of the picture, yet, in regards to this job. I DO still have reason to hope!

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So, my Mom posted something totally cool.... Go check out this "Street Theater" act: Frozen in Time in Grand Central Station. Just imagine the coordination, the timing, and the imagination that went into this. And the complete confusion that results! I LOVE IT! This is the sort of thing I'd love to take part in, though how I'd manage to hold still for 5 minutes before going on about my business like nothing had happened.... I'd probably start giggling uncontrollably & spoil the whole thing. Anyway, go check it out & tell me what you think!

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Well, today is another technically beautiful day outside. Started out about -5 this morning, but by noon as the sun rose, the temp was also rising nicely. However, the wind also kicked up to gale-forces, and the wind-chill now puts the temp in the -30's. *sigh* On top of that, of course, the kiddo's had to stay inside for recess, and DH's car-port shed has lost it's back & left-side walls, and the back on my car-port shed is not full intact either. DH is NOT going to be happy to come home & find that. (Though, I DID call him to warn him, so he knows what to expect when he gets home.)

Another nice thing that's been increasingly noticable over the last week.... The return of the Sun AND it's warmth! It's now rising before 8 am, and setting at about 6:30 pm. And during the day, it feels WARM!!! We were all commenting at work, yesterday, how in another week it's going to come through the sky-light windows at about 3 pm and make a sunny spot there in the entry of the sort that we'd all love to just stand and enjoy. Like cats! These long winters make us ALL sunworshipers, when you think about it. We may not all go for tans..... But, in March you frequently finding folks around here stopping in a sunny window & just standing there, face up-lifted, slight smile playing on their lips, enjoying the warmth & light.

And my suncatchers were throwing rainbows around my living room this morning! *grin* LOVE THAT! I need to get more prisms purchased & more sun-catchers made.

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Here is my menu for the week:

Friday (tonight): Turkey Bitke, "Grandfather's Soup" and cucumber salad (all from a russian/ukranian cookbook, though the bitke -homemade type sausage-fingers- was supposed to be made of ground chicken, which I couldn't find at the store).

Saturday: eatting at my friend Mary's house with the other "Fairbanks Farmgirls". I'm taking an Ambrosia Salad to share.

Sunday: Pork Loin stewed with Sauerkraut, with a loaf of good artisan bread I bought from the grocery store

Monday: Sloppy Joes
Tuesday: Tamale Pie
Wednesday: Chicken stirfry & pot-stickers
Thursday: Fake Steak
Friday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Saturday: Roast Ham & homemade mashed potatoes (and I may try to find some asparagus, as well, but will probably wind up with collards instead)

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I think that pretty well covers it for now.

Have a Blessed Day!

3 comments:

Slip said...

You sure got ants in the pants waiting on this new gig!

You did not use the word Hockey anywhere in this entire post!

Loved the freeze frame, if you get people in NYC to notice you have done something!

barefoot gardener said...

I will keep hoping for you to get that job.

Would it be too much if you called them just to ask where things are? I know I read somewhere that it is always good to keep in contact with places that you have applied. Of course, I have never had the courage to do it, so I don't know if that is one of the lies you read or not....

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Still sending positive thoughts your way about the job.