Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Today was the blood glucose test at the OBs. I'm at 25 weeks, so choked down the sweet stuff and sat a while, just reading a book.

I thought my best news of the day was I only gained 2 pounds the past month. That's good news.

But, when I got home, I had a call from the science center very near my house. They are a public/private partnership, and I had applied for two job openings - one through the private supporting institution, the other through the local government. I hadn't heard anything, and I know the person I'd be reporting to, and am friends with the wife of someone in the office itself. My friend told me this weekend they had been interviewing, so I was bummed, thinking another pass over. It never occurred to me I wouldn't even get an interview there (yes, I appear to have a vastly overrated sense of self this job hunt is certainly helping squash). But, I VOLUNTEER there for Pete's sake. I thought I was a shoe in. The call today was from the government side. Interview next week. That means three interviews in the next 3 weeks.

I've also found a family one block away looking for a 20 hour/week nanny share. We'll meet this weekend and discuss.

And, my husband came home and said he's being sent off on a work trip. Before my anxiety levels could start to rise, he suggested my daughter and I accompany him. It's in the Pacific Northwest, so could be a nice pseudo-vacation. We have some airline credits from a work trip I was supposed to take this spring, but couldn't because of the family funeral. Or, I still have a ton of frequent flyer miles, and the way the airlines are going, I should use them up before they're totally worthless. We'll see - it might be too close to get something affordable, but I'll try.

Last week was rough, this week is looking up a bit. Typing it out helped. A lot. Thanks for all who commented. Meanwhile, the weather has been gorgeous, I went on a long walk yesterday, and I've only gained two pounds this past month. Wohoo.

I think I might go get some ice cream! If only we had some brownies. Mint chocolate chip with hot fudge will have to do. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? What's your favorite dessert?


Antigone said...

That sounds like a fabulous week. You deserve two scoops at least.

I remember back when I did Toastmasters, being asked at Table Topics what my favorite flavor was. I chose banana because vanilla is boring and kiwi is pretentious. :-)

Astarte said...

What a week!!!!! Holy crap!!!! That's wonderful!

Hmmm... my favorite ice cream is chocolate moose tracks (peanut butter AND chocolate, for chrissakes), and my favorite dessert is cake and ice cream together. Cake + frosting + ice cream = orgasm.

niobe said...

I think you're absolutely right that it's a good idea to cash in your frequent flier miles as soon as possible if you want to use them at all.

Um, Sticky Toffee Pudding?

Leah said...

Mint chocolate chip icecream and anything chocolate is my favorite dessert. I hope the interviews go well.

Am I doing okay? said...

Does Pacific NW = Bay Area? My favorite would have to be fresh baked cookies.

CLC said...

I like any kind of chocolate ice cream. But tiramisu is my all time favorite dessert.
I hope you can cash in the miles. I always have a hard time trying to actually go somewhere on them due to all the blackout dates, etc.

The Yak said...

Ditto on ther tiramisu if it's well made. Ice cream: ginger-snap molasses from Toscanini's in Cambridge(they only sold it in winter last I checked). Second place is butter pecan with fresh strawberries.

Tash said...

I'm sorry I missed so much over the past few weeks -- sounds like an awful lot of tough dates to muddle through, and the IL's don't make it any better, do they. sigh. I hope one of these interviews comes through for you. 25w already? Wow.

Actually, scrolling through your past few posts, I love the blueberry/peach combo in the summer, but optimally in a pie. I could go for a slice now.