Friday, January 14, 2011

Half Full Friday

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

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!
Source:  weheartit 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.
Source:  weheartit
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.

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The Life of Riley said...

Sounds like you have had a good week. My paws are crossed that the second interview works out for you.


Anonymous said...

We are so very proud of you!! Paws crossed that you will get a "your hired" call back.

Kristen said...

I'm still so pumped about your interview with the bar!!!!! So pumped for you!!

Happy weekend my friend!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom wishes she could find a new pair of shoes that would fit her super long super skinny foot. Sounds like overall it was a pretty good week. The right job will come along, meanwhile all the interviews are good practice. Hope something comes out of that second interview. Lots of luck to you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday! Yay for new cameras! Best of luck with all the interviews you're getting! :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Congrats on the 'nice' interviews & interviewers! Also, the new Shoes & well deserved Camera!!! Can't wait to see you pictures & read the post you'll write with them. Pictures can give us so much inspiration. :-)

Now I know your college starts next week. Good Luck!!! & have fun with your friends this weekend!!

The Daily Pip said...

Sounds like had a great week! I am happy because my tummy is finally on the mend. I am also happy because it the weekend!

Your your pal, Pip

Zuzana said...

Oh, what a positive post! I am so happy for you, you got a new camera, yay!
And it seems like things are resolving on the work front as well.
Can you please take and share a picture of your cut flowers (testing out your new camera;)- I have never ever had cut flowers at home that would bloom for 3 weeks.;) One week max.;)
Have a lovely weekend dear sprinkles,

koko said...

Best of luck on the interview result... hope it's gonna be good news. Happy to hear you got a new camera too :)

Licks, hero

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles!

your week was all full of the excitements for sures! mama has a thingie for shoes, so she wants to know what kind of shoes you got. maybe you could take a picture with your new 'n totally spiffy camera! heehee. mama's also sayin' that it's such a confidence booster to have a grrreat interview, and you had two grrreat interviews! way to go!! :)

the booker man

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Two interviews! a new camera too:) It is looking good for you!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is wonderful, I know you have been wanting a new camera for ages - we will be expecting lots of photos of your gorgeous boys!
Good luck with your interview, I hope so much you get it, it sounded very positive from the first interview you had.
Congrats on your givaway too.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh that is so great! :) Love your list! You know, I'd visit more often if your header didn't call me a bitch every time I stopped by! LOL!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

We're over here keeping our fingers and paws crossed for the second job interview! And will we be seeing more pics of your boys now that you have a new camera?

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