Friday, January 30, 2009

This Past Week.....

Friday, January 30, 2009....

This past week has been a bit odd in terms of dreams, job searching and blog suggestions from 3rd parties.....

Ever since the new bed's arrival, I have been having the oddest dreams. I've blogged about one where my hubby suggested we live in the side of a river embankment. I wish I could say they stopped there, but noooooooo....

In one dream, I was having dessert at someone's beautiful ranch out West and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were there. He ended up picking a fight with me because he wanted my dessert while Nicole sat on the couch and knitted 1/2 booties. She was going to be dropped off at the movie theatre and see if people would buy anything she had touched. The booties were useless and I was annoyed because I knew people would and I am unemployed looking for a job.

In another dream, my hubby wanted to treat me to a very special evening and was taking me to a concert and dinner first. However, because he had heard that Ted Kennedy liked McDonald's we went through the drive-thru of Mickey D's. He made me put the food, except the drink, in the trunk of the car. I think the best part of the dream was that I woke up and hubby was returning from the bathroom and I told him of my dream.....his comment was..... "Did I make you order off the dollar menu?"

The Tom Cruise dream I really can't explain, but the Mickey D's I can. Discovery or Travel Channel had a special on unique McDonald's on this past weekend. We watched for about 5 minutes and switched to the news where they were reporting that Ted Kennedy is upset over the proposed windmills they plan to put in Nantucket Sound.

In regards to job searching, things appear to be getting better. I had a first and second interview this week at two different companies. Second interview company informed me they are very interested in me, but between posting for the job and this 2nd interview, there is a hiring freeze. However, if I am offered another position, they'd like the opportunity to make a bid;if they can. Flattering, but annoying. Why not make the offer now? He did say, he couldn't promise anything, but had hired a person during a freeze in the past. Typically, many negotiators will "claim" to have another offer when they might not. I'm not the type to do that. However, I am lucky enough to have another company interested in me. We'll see how that goes. At this point, I know that I'm the only candidate with the qualifications they want and they've been looking since the summer. When the HR recruiter tells you to go for your salary requirement which is over what they want to pay, I believe that to be a good sign.

Blogging has made me look at things I come across differently. Some things I overlooked in the past, make me laugh. Some become blog worthy. Apparently, my observation skills are rubbing off on 3rd parties. Sometimes my sister will make suggestions of what to blog about and now my hubby. I will leave you what he thought should be the title of a blog post this week: "I didn't realize how big 16 inches was". --- It should be noted I was commenting on the amount of extra room there is between a Queen and King sized bed.

1 comment:

LiLu said...

HA! Hilarious. I love when B makes suggestions too. Blogging definitely does change your perspective... even if it's only that you'll do much crazier stuff for the fodder...