Archive for November, 2008

Farewell to Nablopomo 2008

Well, the Nablopomo finish line is here and I still have some topics yet to cover!  I haven’t told you anything about Ville de Sock, and my last “thing you probably don’t know about me” got delayed until December so I still have one little suprise up my sleeve as well.

It was tough, and even though I finished, I don’t think I’m at all happy with the quality of many of the posts I wrote.  I also did not visit nearly as many new blogs as I typically do in November.  Nonetheless, I did achieve a sense of accomplishment and that’s never a bad thing.

Will I do it again?  It’s probably like the cookie thing…. doesn’t seem likely now, but each year when November rolls around, I just gotta try.


Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

The cookie exchange has come and gone and now I have squares and fudge and cookies (of course) to show for my efforts.  Apparently it was a treat exchange as opposed to a cookie-only exchange.  But I learned several things from this endeavour…

–  My Christmas baking is not nearly done.  144 treats sounds like a lot… but really, everyone has a couple of favourites, and the rest, while good, are really the only ones that are going to last any length of time.

–  After baking more than 150 treats, sweets are the last thing you probably actually want to eat.  (I wouldn’t have thought that possible before).

– I said I’ll never do it again… but ask me next November.

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Unexpected Snowfall

Now I am the first one, admittedly, to give a look of wonderment to adults I see out shopping who haven’t gotten out of their pajamas to do so.  I don’t get it.  It takes minutes and you know you are going to be out there in the population, probably amoung people that you might want to take you seriously one day.

Having said that, however, it is here I must confess that I have recently left my own yard in my own little PJs.  Rainbow, you see, likes to go to school early to play chess… well mostly to watch chess because we can’t seem to get there in time… but nonetheless needs to be there about a half hour before the rest of us have to be out the door.  And I am typically too busy zooming about taking care of waking, nagging, lunches, nagging, organizing, nagging, yadayada, to get myself ready until the last minute.  So, as it was, I was not ready and she needed to be going. 

So, thought Sock Girl, I don’t actually have to get out of the van… I just need to pull up to the school, she gets out, and I pull away.  What really would be the harm if I just put my coat on over my  jammies and went to drop her off?  It was mild, the van didn’t need the windows scraped, I would probably even get her there in time to play instead of watch.  So I grabbed my coat, and off to school we went.  “Are you going out like that?” Rainbow asked.  “Relax,” I replied.

Now, if you have already surmised (that’s for Mamacita!) that this is one of those times when what seemed like a good idea at the time really wasn’t, you would be correct.  I had no sooner pulled up to the school when, because it was so mild, a huge hunk of snow slid right off the roof covering most of my windshield and was too dang heavy for the wipers to move.  So there I was… van still in the street… with minimal visibility… my child on the sidewalk with other school kids… and me in my freaking jammies.  Beautiful.  I could either get out of the van and clean the windshield by hand, in which case parents, teachers, and children would see me in my flannel clad loveliness, and it would probably scar my kid psychologically for life, or I could sit there in the sunshine until the snow melted off the darn glass.  What to do… what to do….

I’ll probably end up nominated for Canada’s Worst Drivers, but it turns out that I choose to inch down the road peeking though the top of the clear glass, and then things eventually shifted just enough for the wipers to work.  Nonetheless, I would like to go on record as saying jammies out of your yard is never a good idea.  I am now the voice of experience.  

PS:  I know that I am supposed to clean all the snow off the roof of my vehicle.  But I’m 5 feet tall.  And the van is taller than me.  I do what I can.

U.S. Thanksgiving

Wishing all bloggers and blog readers in the United States a very happy Thanksgiving day tomorrow.  Turkey day in Canada was quite a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to say I am thankful for you, and send wishes for a great holiday.

The Interview

Thank you so much for the good thoughts everyone!  Well… it’s been one of those days where I’ve thought of a million things I wish I’d said after the dreaded interview.  I’ve replayed it all a million times in my head…. so I’m thinking that is not a sign that I gave a show stopping performace.  But I recognize that there is not a thing I can do to turn back time and re-do anything, so there is nothing left to do but wait.  They inteview more people Thursday so I probably won’t know until the first of next week. 

You know, a winning 6-49 ticket would be another sustainability option…. I’m just putting that out there fore the universe’s consideration.  I’d be open to that too.  Just sayin’.

Interview tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I have an interview for a job I have more or less done since June.  But nothing is a given and this is really going to bite if I get passed over.

And apparently they didn’t think until 3:11pm to invite me for an interview at 10am… not tons of lead time to get on my game there!  Think good thoughts please!

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