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OMG, y'all!

Phone rang at 6:58 this morning.  "Are you coming in to work today?"

I swear these people never talk to each other.  And I was scheduled for 7am anyway.  What does that tell you about how early they are used to me getting there?  Yeesh.

I actually managed to calm down enough to go back to sleep (well, Kent helped.  *ahem*).  Then, slightly after 9, the phone rings again.  And I hit my "so angry I sound vaguely British" phone answering voice.  The ball of rage is building, and I am getting ready to go all scorched earth.

Um....er, or not.


I explained that I will still likely be without glasses, and the HR person said that was fine, and would I need assistance navigating the store?

The last job I truly loved (and would still be at if the shop hadn't closed), I interviewed for on Good Friday.  I felt like Granma gave her approval.  I feel that way about this, too.

Oh, and where is it, you ask?

In the bakery department of Kent's new job!  Part time (although, given my track record, we'll see how long it is until I'm FT), and I specified NO SUNDAYS, so we'd both have one day off a week together.  AND they like to hire couples (their sushi chefs have been married for almost 35 years).

The fact that the bakery staff adores him probably doesn't hurt, either.

So....keep y'all's fingers crossed for me, please.  I really, really want this.  I think the Universe (and Granma) is telling me something.

A friend of mine told me they'd long suspected I've stayed at Happy Acres so long as some sort of penance for my grandparents...and they weren't wrong.  It was a real wake up call that I am not as clever at concealing my hair shirt under my scrubs as I think I am.  Needless to say, it was a full-on ugly cry there for a while when they said that my grandparents don't want that for me.

And 24 hours, I get a job interview.  Coincidence?  I think not.

The whole lack of eyesight thing is still making me slightly buggy.  But I can crochet!  Yay, muscle memory!  I think I'm going to call this the "Fuck You, Happy Acres" scarf.

In other good news (and talk about giving me faith that April is gonna fucking ROCK!), Flyleaf listed their author events for the upcoming month.  Frances Mayes  AND Meg Wolitzer will be doing readings/signings!  Frances Mayes came to Foster's to do a lunch reading when I worked there, and brought the staff olive oil from her home in Italy.  I've seen her twice at Flyleaf since then, and she is always so warm and inviting and fun.

Meg Wolitzer's Sleepwalking was a *huge* influence/comfort to me in high school and college.  I found the book in one of those book warehouse thingies that outlet malls have and young, bookish, Goth Alicia fell in love.  "These are my people!  And that's totally going to be college for me!"  I bought another copy on one of my book binges last year, and was amazed how every word on every page felt so familiar, even though I hadn't read it in years.

I wish I had my original copy (it was hardcover!   *sob*).  But I'll definitely be carrying my current copy with me.  And try to not fangirl too much.

Things are lookin' up, y'all.  AND I have turkey sammiches for lunch.  Kent made them for me because, for some reason, he doesn't want me playing with knives right now.  ;)


( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 28th, 2018 06:12 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the job interview.
Mar. 28th, 2018 06:33 pm (UTC)
I will keep the best of thoughts for you on Friday.
Mar. 28th, 2018 06:52 pm (UTC)

I love it when the universe and our angels make things fall into place. Good luck on your interview! Also I agree with your friend. Your grandparents love you and want you to be happy. I have a lot of guilt and anger around my grandmother’s death because I was caring for my mom and didn’t get to see my grandmother before she died. I know she wouldn’t be angry with me but it still hurts that I didn’t get that chance to spend time with her.

Mar. 28th, 2018 06:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the interview!
Mar. 28th, 2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
lots of juju for friday!
Mar. 28th, 2018 09:51 pm (UTC)

Woot!!! Happy dance! Good luck on Friday :D

Mar. 29th, 2018 02:49 am (UTC)
Good luck!!!
Mar. 29th, 2018 08:33 am (UTC)
I so, so so much hope this is going to work out!!!!!
Mar. 29th, 2018 08:54 am (UTC)
Yay for the interview and I will be thinking good thoughts for you!!!!
Mar. 29th, 2018 09:48 am (UTC)
Good luck!!
Mar. 29th, 2018 10:41 am (UTC)
Hey, good luck with that one! I hope it works out and I hope this job will be more after your liking.

Time to strip off that hair shirt and start living again for yourself and you happiness. I'd wondered why someone who was clearly happy as a chef started working in geriatric care but hey, maybe you needed that for yourself and maybe you're through with that now :-) Good on you for finding it out for yourself or you would have had to go back to that over and over again ;-)
Mar. 29th, 2018 05:34 pm (UTC)
To be fair, when McAlister's closed, I needed to find something STAT. Kent got me on at Happy Acres (he was kitchen manager at the time). But I know I stayed out of guilt. For a long while, I quit even trying to find anything else.

But...yeah. It's time.
Mar. 29th, 2018 11:47 am (UTC)
oh wow, I really hope you get that job! it does all seem to be lining up!
Mar. 29th, 2018 02:01 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful confluence! Luck and light and love.
Mar. 29th, 2018 02:36 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I have everything crossed for your leaving HA.
Mar. 29th, 2018 03:13 pm (UTC)
Happy dance!! Good luck tomorrow!!!!!
Mar. 29th, 2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed* The job is yours!
Mar. 29th, 2018 05:12 pm (UTC)
good luck with the interview!
Mar. 29th, 2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!
Mar. 30th, 2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed for the new job!
Mar. 30th, 2018 08:15 pm (UTC)

You deserve better than Happy Acres. Good luck!

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Apr. 1st, 2018 08:26 am (UTC)
Hope the interview goes well! It definitely sounds like you have to get away from where you're working now.
Apr. 1st, 2018 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hope the interview went well! Whoot, whoot!
Apr. 1st, 2018 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you are still without glasses, but the job interview sounds promising. I've got all my fingers crossed for you, but I know you're going to wow them!
Apr. 2nd, 2018 11:35 pm (UTC)

Good luck!

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