... and then it's time to go home.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. I don't love shopping. If I did, this lack of income would be even harder. As it is. I'm totally OK listening to my vacation-mates talk about needing two new watches each, or three pairs of new footwear, or a couple pairs of new shorts, and feel absolutely no longing to buy some too. Yes, yes, yes - everything is on sale, and there's coupons and discounts, so it's practically free. But I could care less. The sun? IS SHINING. Shopping is a rainy day activity.
2. I heard from that other employer regarding the position I interviewed for (last week). I didn't get the job. Ha. No one did - after interviewing us all, the hiring manager decided to re-evaluate the position offered. So there's that. Good thing I didn't sit at home, waiting. I got a little teary-eyed when the interviewer sent me the following personal thoughts in an email:
I would encourage you to practice talking to yourself in your car mirror to get yourself ready to rave about yourself. I truly thought you were AMAZING! You have been a small business owner, have coordinated events all around the country and I thought you should really be shouting that out!
3. Out of sight, out of mind... I haven't been obsessing about my house, my job search, my dad, my kids, my anything, while I've been here. My mind has had a bit of a rest. I was kind of hoping to hear God tell me something profound or at least directional, but so far? Nothing. Oh well.
In case you haven't seen the few pics I've taken down here, here's my facebook album.