For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day. Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list.
~I'm happy because...
My fresh cut flowers from at least three weeks ago are STILL blooming!!! (I'm not sure what kind they are, only that they're pretty.)
I got a new digital camera!
I had not one but TWO interviews this week!
I won a giveaway hosted by Life With Dogs!
I'm getting together with friends tomorrow!
I got a new pair of shoes yesterday!
I got several compliments on the shoes I wore to my second interview!
So...my interviews! The first one was on Monday at a real estate office. The woman conducting the interview was extremely nice and it felt like I'd known her forever. I really liked her. But -- she asked if I'd be willing to drop my classes or take them at night instead. I told her I'd be unable to do that this semester because school starts next week. However, I'd consider it for future semesters. She then asked if I'd be be interested in filling in here and there once in awhile if they were ever shorthanded. I told her yes.
When I got home, there was a message from her saying that my schedule wouldn't work for them but that the owner was "enthusiastic" about keeping my information and calling me if they were ever in a bind and needed someone to cover a shift or two.
Wednesday afternoon, I got a call from the State Bar. I'm sure everyone already knows what this is but just in case someone doesn't - basically, that's where every lawyer in the state gets their license.
The first call I got, they asked me what my availability was. They were already aware I'm attending school because the job was posted on the college website. When I told her my schedule, she said that it wouldn't coordinate with what they were looking for. A little while later, they called me back and asked to set up an interview. I was really surprised but also very excited!
When I walked into the building, I was extremely nervous. Once we started the interview, it all faded away. The lady was soooooooo nice! She didn't ask a lot of questions which in my past experience has always told me that they aren't interested. But...she made a comment to the effect of, "It's amazing what people will tell you if you just let them talk!" I think I did most of the talking during the interview.
I made sure to provide her a copy of my class schedule and she didn't say anything about it. I explained that times/dates will likely change in the future and asked if that's something they would be able to accommodate and she said yes, to a certain extent. I should find out probably next week whether or not I got the job. In the mean time, I'm going to send her a thank you card and keep my fingers and toes crossed.
So yesterday I got my loan proceeds. After my interview, I drove to the school to buy a book (the rest I ordered online!), get my parking pass, yada yada yada. Afterwards, I went to Walmart to have the oil in my car changed. While waiting, I went to purchase some batteries. And what do you know - next to the batteries were the digital cameras! I know I shouldn't have done it because I'd spent a sh*tload of $$$ already yesterday but I did it anyway. There was a guy there just finishing up helping someone else when I walked over so he helped me find one. I told him I wanted one that I could just shoot and point, nothing fancy and that it also had to be fairly inexpensive and provide decent quality pictures. He recommended one that was $99.00 - not the cheapest but nowhere near the most expensive. Haven't had a chance to really look at it yet or play around with it.