Thursday, January 21, 2010


Today I just feel like posting bits.
I’ve lost 3 pounds! This isn’t that much for me given that I set a goal of -20 pounds about 15 days ago, but I think once I actually start going to the gym again it will pick up. Also, this means just 17 more pounds till I reach new goal!!! Woot woot!

I’ve kept my resolution not to buy anything (the lack of income helps). My only recent purchase was hair dye, paper clips, and mascara. I used a Wal-Mart gift card I received for Christmas to buy this so I’m going with ‘this doesn’t really count/ it was all useful’. Plus, I view these as job finding expenses. I needed the paper clips for my resumes and you have to look presentable to get a job right??? I’m especially proud that I went in knowing what I wanted, and came out with only what I went in to get.

Because I know you’re dying to know... I’ve dyed my hair medium ash brown. My hair was dyed light ash brown in my pic (yeah, I’m going wild right?).

On the job front I just got a semi-job! Last summer I worked for a local Unitarian Universalist church in my hometown. They were really great people and my job was the summer infant and toddler teacher. Basically, I played with infants and toddlers then cleaned and sanitized every Sunday for a few hours. Last night I received an email from them asking if I would be available to work for them again and provide some other babysitting services. My response…HURRAY!!! The extra cash will definitely help!

I’ve put 58 of my DVDs up for sale and have gotten a few bites!

My sister has been a huge help in the job search. She has helped with my resumes and is generally supportive. She has had a lot of experience with a lot of things (and is generally successful) so I know I can ask her anything and she will have a great answer. If she hasn’t had an experience with it, she at least has an idea of where I can find an answer. I am so grateful for her.

I’ve given my resume to several animal hospitals and a medical clinic, applied to Blockbuster and Books-A-Million, and will give my application and resume to a local daycare tomorrow. I really hope one of these works out.

I’ve also submitted an application to Teach for America. I would have to move and teach in a disadvantaged area, but this is something I think would be fulfilling. It is, however, a two year commitment. Basically, I would be deciding between this and grad school. On the plus side it is an instant salary and I would be doing a good service. Also, getting into a graduate program would mean moving as well. I actually would like to move. My only hesitation on leaving to go far far away is my nephew. I love him so much and I want him to really know me.

I have scheduled my GRE and have given myself a deadline of Monday to ask for teacher recommendations. I am extremely nervous about the recommendations.

I checked out some books from the library today. Among them were Every Dead Thing by John Connolly, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, Only Revolutions by Mark Danielewski, and The Grail King by Joy Nash. I am really excited about Only Revolutions. I read Danielewski’s novel House of Leaves back in August and absolutely loved it. His books are definitely not for everyone (his works can drive you a bit mad), but they are masterpieces.

All in all, I’ve been doing pretty well since my last post.
Off to study for my GRE!
Love to ALL!


  1. It sounds like all is going well in your life right now. I've also been wanting to change things up with my hair color, though light ash brown would probably be too light for me.

    I think it's fantastic you want to teach in a disadvantaged area. Not enough good teachers do. Thankfully, it would only be for two years if you did decide to do it, so your nephew won't have changed too much by then. Good luck with the GRE's. When I took them, I felt like they were actually not too difficult.

  2. Hello love! Wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog! You best get your butt a blogging missy!

  3. Hey chickie! Left you another award! Get around to bloggin eh?

  4. Aww thank you so much!! I love it and can't wait to answer all the fun questions :)