Monday, October 12, 2009

The week ahead

This is going to be a challenging week. Tomorrow, I have my first Parent-Teacher conference with my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher. I did them at my daughter’s preschool, but now she has homework! And for some reason my kid is totally spazzing out about an issue that I never would have imagined would be a big deal to her: she doesn’t want to call out her name in response to roll call. She says she’s afraid people will laugh at her. This is weird, because she is a pretty outgoing and socially confident little girl. Sometimes her willingness and enthusiasm to approach strangers – like other little kids at the playplace at McDonalds – blows me away. So this sudden eruption of pseudo-shyness is aggravating. Especially because it’s becoming an issue and they’ve had to talk to me about it. I’ve talked to M and so far she is not budging. I’m at a loss.

Also, a position has opened up at the company I worked for when I used to live here. It is a spot that I had always thought I could do well, and I am going to apply for it tomorrow. They were closed today for Columbus Day. I hate it when I really want something, because I tend to obsess and worry and then feel really bad if it doesn’t pan out.

I have a job fair to attend on Friday, in Downtown Denver. I hope the weather cooperates. This will be a new experience for me. I hope my good pants fit. I haven’t tried on my business clothes for a while. Yeah, that’s what I think about. That, and the parking.

Thank goodness I’ve had a little excitement in my life for the past couple weeks! There is really not a lot to compare to the boost to one’s confidence that seeing someone new gives to your outlook, is there? I’ve been noticing a certain spring in my step (ahem) that definitely has been missing for QUITE a while! Having worked among mostly guys, and rather “unpolished” ones at that, for a long time, I’ve had many occasions to hear the trite opinion that what someone really needs is a good and thorough fucking. I was always the one to roll my eyes and respond with varying degrees of distain. That kind of crass remark seems so simplistic and sexist. But, of late, I gotta say... I see some truth to it. *grin*

I think it is doing marvelous things for my skin...

21 comments:

  1. I was going to ask you why you were up so late, until I read the last paragraph. :-) Good for you! And for him.

    Good luck with M and the job prospect.

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  2. well holy hell- good for you!!! :)
    I'm sure this stuff with M will work itself out- new move, new place, new school- something 'weird' is always bound to pop up in the strangest way :)
    Good luck on the job front too!

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  3. Hee Hee.... GO YOU!!!!!
    And yes, there's plenty of positive benefits to The Big O! Glowing skin is just one of them.

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  4. WOOOOOOOOOT!

    Oh, and one more thing: WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!

    that is all. good luck at the job fair. *grin*

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  5. You can see the order of my priorities, can't ya?
    Thanks for the good wishes on the job hunt!
    Fingers crossed!

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  6. Frank: My sleep patterns are still all wonky. :)
    Mary: I know, but she's still driving me buggy.
    Mala: Extra laundry? :)
    Bev: Thanks, babe!

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  7. Maybe she's a little embarrassed at having such a unique name, "M"? I dunno, just a thought. ;)

    Good luck at the job fair!

    And brown chicken brown cow!!!

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  8. M is short for "Magnificence."

    When is "M" day at Sam's Show & Tell?

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  9. Thank goodness for the Urban Dictionary. Jeez...

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  10. BUSTED SAMSMAMA!!!!!!! You've been watching Real Chance of Love 2: Back in the Saddle, haven't you!!!?

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  11. Um, should I be a teensy bit uncomfortable now?

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  12. I can honestly say I've not wasted so much as one minute watching that show, but something tells me YOU have. BUSTED MALA!!!

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  13. OF COURSE I watch RCL2! I'm addicted to all sorts of crappy reality TV!

    (still not buying that you didn't get that line from the joke Classy told Real)

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  14. You guys are killing me! But if anyone even whispers the Big Cat word, your ass is mine! ;)

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  15. Psssst! Samsmama. What's the Big Cat word? shhhhhhhh.

    Oh, wait...I got it. NFW am I going to say it!

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  16. WooHoo! I'm glad someone is gettin' some! lol

    Also, I think the stuff with M should blow over on it's own. Maybe just a bit of a control issue til she gets her bearings with all the new stuff? If it were me, I would make sure the teacher is not making a big deal about it at school (be sure and ask M how the teacher is handling it). Maybe she can just raise her hand for roll call, til it works itself out?

    Good luck on the job hunt!

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  17. WAAAAHOOOOOO!!!! Get you some girl!!!

    Hope you get the job!

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  18. Woohoo! Totally agree with that last statement!

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  19. Are you trying to tell us you got LAID? Boned? Bent? Boinked? Poked? Porked? Plowed? Schtupped? Slammed?

    Good on ya! Glad someone is getting laid around here... I mean, besides Frank and Smama.

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  20. Besides Frank? Cary, do you know something I don't know? Or am I a harder sleeper than I thought?

    Yeah, I said "hard."

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  21. oh, Cary! About time you joined in! (that's what she said...)

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