So I went to that interview I got called for in Greensburg. It’s basically an office job that involves shipping and receiving. Didn’t sound bad or hard. Took about 35 minutes to get there (only 5-10 minutes longer than getting to my current job). I got there ten minutes early, signed in, and was brought to a back office to fill out a paper application along with a math questionnaire. When I was finished a man came in to interview me (he told me he doesn’t usually do interviews but the woman who did was out). He told me all about the job, asked me some questions about myself and my job history, and I asked him a couple question about the place. It was a nice interview, really. He was very kind. It was a daylight job with benefits after a certain amount of time. He thought it was cool that I was currently employed through Carol Harris since that’s who they use to pay employes until after their 90 days and they become full time. We let with a handshake and him telling me that I should be contacted in the next week or so and thanking us for our time. I think I might be more interested in this job rather than the other one, so crossing my fingers and toes for this one!
So, I started commissions on deviantART..
I lied about Tasselin’s bed breaking, but she does need one for our house. Plus we need money for all our bills.. So wish me some luck, okay? (And if you’ve got a few extra bucks to spare, throw a commission my way! Prices too much? Let me know! Maybe we can work something out)
So all in one morning before work I had an interview, hung out with Tasselin and my mom at the mall, and picked up some extra pictures we ordered from our photography session. It was a long day.
First things first I had an interview set up at ten in the morning at a chiropractic office/rehab center in Monroeville. I got up around 8:30 though so I could get awake, take a shower, get ready, whatever. It was only about ten minutes away from my house but I wasn’t sure where exactly (I just knew it wasn’t far from the mall) so I left earlier than my usual early. I got sort of lost for a moment because my GPS tried to get me to turn left where I legally wasn’t allowed so I had to go down the road and turn around. Then I got lost in the parking lot for another moment because the office I was applying to was connected to a sports club and was behind it way in the back. I still got there about ten minutes early, filled out a paper application, and sat in the waiting room for a bit. The woman behind the counter, my interviewer apparently, kept profusely apologizing as I waited for about fifteen minutes until someone else showed up. It was one of the weirdest interviews on my life. She took me into the connected club in the back and had me sit on some stairs with her while she told me a little bit about the place (it was opening up on new days with new hours and needed a little extra help). She didn’t ask me any questions really like in normal interviews so I tried to tell her about my experience but she seemed rushed wanting this to end. She told me she’d let me know and led me out. Fifteen minute interview of nothing really. It’s close with decent daylight hours so I’m crossing my fingers.
After that I met up with my mom and Tasselin at the mall (they were in Pittsburgh because they had to drop Chris off at school earlier). We let Tasselin play in the play area while I told my mom about my interview. We went to the food court and got some food then went over to JCPennys to get some new clothes. My mom bought Tasselin a couple outfits and underwear to keep at my house so she didn’t have to keep packing her suitcase every time she came over. Tasselin cried when they left because she wasn’t going to be spending the night with me (she just loves me she kept saying). I had to take a second when they walked away to lean up against the wall and convince myself not to cry too..
When I got over it for the moment I ran over to the portrait place to pick up my order (a couple calendars they couldn’t print in store that my emails told me had shipped) but the guy behind the counter was on the phone so I waited. I suddenly got a phone call so I stepped outside to take it. It was someone calling me for another interview in Greensburg (woo!). I had a pen in my purse so I let her keep talking while I wrote down all the information on my hand for later. By the time I was down with that the guy was off the phone so I picked up my stuff and went home. I transferred all the information on my hand to a piece of paper that I put in my purse for safe keeping. Then I left for work. Honestly I was tired by the time I got there and had a bit of trouble staying awake. It really was a long day.
For the second year in a row we went to 1d4 Con. And of course it was amazing!
I’d like to tell you all about it, really. But (not only is my memory a little faulty because it was a while ago) it’s kind of one of those things you just need to experience yourself to really understand. We left early on Friday, stopped for amazing food at Sheetz on the way, got to the hotel too early to check in, got some snacks from the store across the street, updated our characters, played two games of Pathfinder, checked in and went to bed. Saturday we slept in a little, went to a mall and going-out-of-business Kmart (where we bought too many things we shouldn’t have), went to a Magic pre-release at a tiny store (Brad came in fifth place, I believe, and got a few packs with good cards as prize; my deck was pretty awesome since I ended up with some really good and rare cards, but I’m a bad player so it didn’t go anywhere, haha), got some food to last us a while at the KFC next door, played a game of Pathfinder, had awesome hotel sex, went to sleep. Played another game of Pathfinder on Sunday after we checked out and then went home. Which of course I didn’t want to do. But it was fantastic and wonderful and lovely and I can’t wait to do it again next year!
So with Tasselin moving in with us in July I’ve been looking for a preschool for her to go to in the fall. So I started interviewing daycares. I started with Kinder Care which is probably the best day care there is around. The facility itself is gorgeous. Its secure, separated by age, everyone working there has a degree of some sort, the curriculum is wonderful, they have a big play area outside and a pool, and are certified federally and by the state. The cost, however, is high. It makes sense, I know, because it’s wonderful. But damn. $240 a week. That’s my entire paycheck! I’m looking into help for paying the costs as well as other facilities. Wish us luck!
So after Easter, on our way home, we wanted to stop by Wal-Mart to get a couple things. We decided it didn’t matter which Wal-Mart we went to so we stopped at the one in New Castle. We were kind of just going up and down isles to pass by some time and just as we were heading up to the grocery section to actually get what we needed I saw Becky… I froze in my tracks. I felt all of the blood drain from my face (I’m sure I was as white as a sheet). I couldn’t breathe. I felt my heart skip a beat. I don’t know if she saw me. I hope she didn’t. But I turned around as fast as I could and shoved Brad back down the isle and out the front door. He was so confused. I told him we needed to go home right now. He asked me what happened, but I just told him I didn’t want to say because I didn’t want him to know exactly how crazy I was. He didn’t push it. We went home.
Those nightmares I was having before? Yeah. They came back 100% (and a million times) worse.
(well, the other way around)
So Saturday afternoon we drove down to New Castle because my parents decided to throw me a party. They invited my grandparents and the neighbors, you know, the usual. We played with the kids while my parents cooked. My dad specifically made me one of the most delicious steaks I’ve ever had (his birthday present to me). When asked what I wanted for cake I told them an ice cream cake. My mom told me I should be proud because my dad picked it out all by himself. My dad told me if I didn’t like it he was sorry and it was all his fault. So they pulled it out and let me see it. He had picked out a Frozen themed ice cream cake. And I couldn’t love it more.
After they sang me happy birthday, I blew out the candles and we ate. I opened up a couple cards from the neighbors (mostly just cards, though my parents did give me some money since they delayed the release of Sims 4 which was originally suppose to be my present) and everyone went home. We helped clean everything up, then Brad and I took Tasselin over to his grandmother’s house to visit. She fell asleep in the car and slept the entire time we were there. We stayed for a couple hours just talking and hanging out. Gave everyone hugs and went back to my parents house. We watched the house and the kids while my parents went out and bought a few last minute things for Easter the following day. Brad left to go spend the night at his mom’s house and promised to be back early in the morning. Once my parents got back home the kids got their Easter baskets ready then ran off to bed. Tasselin didn’t want to lay down without me, but I snuck away anyway. My mom and I got the Easter egg hunt eggs ready for the kids and Brad (because he never did an Easter egg hunt before!) and then filled up all the Easter baskets. Then off to bed with the both of us.
Tasselin slept in later than I expected Easter morning (around 9:30) and Brad was already waiting downstairs all dressed up when we got up. The kids got into their baskets and played with their new toys and ate some candy. Tasselin and I went upstairs to get all dolled up in our Easter dresses. Brad and daddy entertained the children while my mom and I hid Easter eggs. I hid all of Tasselin’s and Brad’s three and then a small handful of Chris and Blake’s eggs. We let the kids run wild. I helped Tasselin out and she found her eggs in no time. I took her inside to put her coins into her piggy bank before we ran back outside to play. I had to give Brad a few hints to find his eggs because no one could find them. We didn’t stay too much longer after that before we left for home. It really was a lovely day.