Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away, etc.

After 5 days of near-relentless rain, this is what northern NJ looks like. My backyard is underwater; I've gotten soaked through the raincoat 3 times while walking Rocky; my feet won't warm up (unless I turn on a space heater- it's MAY dammit!). My wavy hair will not be tamed without generous application of goop. On the other hand, the grass is lush and long (the gardners do not come to cut in downpours), the Bath pinks bloomed prematurely, the lilacs smell heavenly, the peonies and paniculate hydrangeas are gigantic (the mophead and lace cap hydrangeas are taking their own sweet time to come into bloom). Such is spring in the Mid-Atlantic states.

On the job hunt still; attended a webinar today on honing my interviewing skills. I received test materials from one company to see how good my writing skills are for their purposes. A friend at another company is helping me fill a suitable vacancy at her firm. And I'm still doing what the career counselor told me: contacting 1 or 2 new companies each day (or most days) to find out about openings I may suit. It's totally nerve-wracking, the cold-calling or e-mailing, but it has to be done.

The sock must have drowned, I am convinced of it. Maybe flushed itself down a storm sewer. What a prospect! What a waste of hand-dyed yarn! To be continued...


sapphireblue said...

Goodluck! My hubs was out of work for a year, and it was just stressful for the whole family.

Knitrageous said...

Boy, Mother Nature just can't seem to get it right, can she!!? Out here it's dry, fires everywhere. And you get too much rain!

Something good will come your way jobwise. Keep your chin up!!