Bleak, gray day to match a bleak, gray mood! It’s supposed to rain most of the weekend, in fact. That is probably a good thing, since my sunburn is finally starting to peel. It’s been a long week with some late nights, so I have some making up to do with Annie. She’s been so neglected and is letting me know, loud and clear!!


This weekend will be among the few (if not the only one) I’ve had all summer with NO commitments!! Between visitors and trips, I’m pretty pooped. I need to keep answering that nagging “What ever am I going to do??!” question with a big fat hearty “Nothing!”

Although, I have come to realize that I kind of suck at doing nothing… Maybe I’ll start up the job search again. Since Chuck is deploying to Afghanistan again this fall, I will be here in NC through next summer, instead of til spring. My current job ends in September, so I MUST find something to do while he is away.

I recently scored an interview for a position at UNCW, but got rejected. I’ve never been denied a job of any kind after an interview, except when I was in high school and interviewing for Abercrombie and Fitch – but that’s because my mom made me wear Banana Republic, gave me poodle curls, and said “always look classy for an interview.” I’m sure you can imagine that went over well, with the well-branded, torn denim-clad hiring managers at A&F…

Anyway, the rejection from UNCW stung more than expected and discouraged me all over again. I knew it was competitive from the start, but getting turned down for an admin job bites. I’ve got a whole year to work with though, so I’m going to keep trying. I feel guilty knowing I won’t be here longer than that, but what else can I do? 😦 Admin jobs have high turnover anyway, right? I will go crazy if I can only work 10 hours per week at the pharmacy.

Anyhoo, that was a digression, but back to my original point… TGIF!!! Here’s to doing (almost) nothing 🙂