Monday, August 21, 2006

Job Rejections

I've declared how much I despise job hunting, and now I'm back at square one. I found the job that I *really* wanted and I even got an interview. After the interview, I was sure that this was THE job, the one I wanted; the job that I would excel at and flourish in. I was told I was the last interviewee, and they would be doing call-back interviews Monday and Tuesday. I expected if I made the final pool of applicants, I'd get the call Monday morning. It is now Monday afternoon, and no call. I guess I just didn't cut it... bummer. I know, I know... perhaps they will call Tuesday. I don't think it will happen though. I've let disappointment move in, and I'm dealing with it.

Now I've got to start over and keep looking. Problem is, I have no idea where to start. I've gone through Monstertrak, and a variety of other job-hunting sites. Nothing. I'm not sure who to talk to next. I figure something will come along sometime, but I got to go looking for it first, right?

Alas, it is a dark moment when the light at the end of the job-hunting tunnel winked out, and one must continue their search in the darkness.

Professional Photographers

Got the pictures from the professional photographer who did our wedding pictures. They are at

If you want to order any of these as prints, email

If you are getting married in Lubbock, Texas, I highly recommend Kirk for your pictures. He and his wife did a wonderful job, with beautiful pictures, as you can see. Many thanks, Kirk, and many blessings to you and your family!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Job Hunting

I highly dislike job hunting. I think its all the waiting and ambiguity involved in it; you spend all that time writing a resume, editing it, submitting it, and then you wait. And wait. Company contacts you... perhaps you get an interview... and then you wait some more. I often wonder how many others are applying, how many others are getting interviews, what are my chances? So many questions that I can't ask! It would be in very bad grace to ask in an interview "so, what are my chances? where do I line up to the other applicants? I've been offered another job, but I really want this one, should I hold out for it? Do I have a chance?"

My record so far is pretty good. I've applied for 6 jobs. I've gotten 3 interviews so far, and one job offer, which I turned down. I'm wondering if the job I *really* want might be too much for me, but I did get an interview for it. Do I hold out for it? What if I'm offered this other job that I interview for tomorrow? I don't interview for the job I *really* want until next week... ARGH. Why is timing so skewed? ARGH.

I have picked up a "do-on-your-own-time" sort of job. I make baby blankets for a lady who sells them online. Or, at least, I will make them if she likes the two I've made as a trial run. I figure this is a good deal, as I can do it while at home, with my new husband, watching TV. And if its too much, its easy to quit. And I like to sew. What better deal is that, getting paid to do something I'd do anyways. Too bad I can't do this for $30, 000 a year!

Wedding Pictures

Got one set! Yeah!