Job Search, School and Frozen Bits

Things are still going well here in Minnesota. I’ve had time to settle in and really start noticing how different things are. Besides the weather, which I’ll come to shortly, life here is less chaotic and stressful.

We are surrounded by warm friendship, love and support which is the main source of the peaceful feeling here. The general atmosphere of our area feels quite easy-going as well. People seem more friendly, and a lot less rushed.

The job search is underway. That’s about all I can say at this point. I have résumés and applications in at several places, all of which would be nice places to work. I haven’t been called for any interviews yet, but it’s still early in the game, so I’m not worried.

It requires a little digging, but there are opportunities to be found. I feel confident and optimistic. Of all the places I’ve applied, I can’t say that I’m more interested in one than another. The one that might interest my readers the most, though, is the Science Museum of Minnesota.

My little buddy is back in public school and enjoying it very much. He likes all his classes and teachers, and already has a nice circle of friends. He’s in two different after-school clubs: one is the chess club, the other an anime club. He’s also in the school choir.

Yes, my little guy is enjoying school again. I’m very pleased and excited for him. It’s been a long time coming!

Last Tuesday, I experienced negative temperatures for the first time in my life. I was walking with John to the bus stop and my nose hairs froze. No, seriously! It was weird because I didn’t realize right away what was happening. By the time I figured it out, my vision started to blur. I quickly realized that frost was accumulating on my eyelashes. I kept pinching them between my thumb and forefinger to keep them thawed.

Don’t worry, though. I’m not the least bit put off by it. I told Mike that it was actually exhilarating in a way. I’ve never felt air so cold; it was a completely new sensation that I’d never experienced and I’m glad I did. That said, we’ve been having warm temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s these past couple of days, and I’m enjoying that very much.

Overall, things are going well.

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12 responses to “Job Search, School and Frozen Bits

  • Imee

    I find it nice that you’re staying positive despite the recession, and I really do hope your boy takes from you. You’re one of those people that always have a ray of sunshine and I think that’s great. Good luck with the jobhunt, and stay optimistic! 😉

  • Lottie

    Hi Imee. Sorry your comment got stuck in my spam filter. That thing has been overly sensitive these past few days, even catching comments from regulars. Don’t know what’s up with that.

    Anyway, thank you for the kind and encouraging words. Positive responses help keep my spirits up.

    I appreciate your stopping by. 😀

  • thehun

    Glad to hear things are off to a good start. I know you had started to home schooling thing with your youngin. Do you miss it now that he’s back in school? Glad he’s enjoying being back in school though, making friends and all that stuff little kids do.

  • B.T. Murtagh

    I’m also g;ad to hear you’re in good spirits, of course. Intense cold really can be exhilarating, can’t it? You wouldn’t want it all the time, but it does remind you you’re alive like nothing else.

    By the way, it’s Myers, not Meyers.

  • Lottie

    Matto: I do miss homeschooling a little. We were having a good time with it. It’s good to see the boy involved in school activities again, though. He’s having great fun.

    B.T.: That’s it! It reminds you you’re alive!

    Thanks for pointing out my error. I know that, and still I make the same mistake almost every time I write PZ’s name.

  • thehun

    Wouldn’t it be horrible if there was a creationist evangelical whack-a-doodle named PZ Meyers… vs. our PZ Myers.

    Man that would be a drag, especially for PZ (our PZ).

    If anything we’d all learn to get his name right mighty fast. 😛

    I was just wondering what this “bad” version of PZ would look like. I figured he have a sinister goatee (ala evil Spock on Star Trek), but then I remembered PZ has the full beard. I guess that probably wouldn’t work.

    I don’t know… eye patch maybe? But then he’d look too cool and evangelical screwheads and cool just don’t mix. What a conundrum. :/

  • Lottie

    Wouldn’t it be horrible if there was a creationist evangelical whack-a-doodle named PZ Meyers… vs. our PZ Myers.

    Oh the pain! Stop the pain! 😯

    😆

  • BT Murtagh

    You can’t do the eyepatch either, as our man PZ Myers is a notorious pirate who sometimes wears one on the high Pastafarian holidays.

    Isn’t it obvious? The evil evangelical* PZ Meyers would wear a dog collar!

    * Redundant, I know.

  • truthwalker

    The funny thing about that kind of cold is that it is so dry. 38 degrees and foggy feels about as cold as the teens. It doesn’t start to feel really cold till about 20 below. At 30 below I’ve blown bubbles, and watched the soap film go grainy, then freeze. The bubbles don’t pop so much as shatter, and fall to the ground like very thin plastic wrap. Try it next year.

  • Lottie

    B.T.:

    Isn’t it obvious? The evil evangelical* PZ Meyers would wear a dog collar!

    Of course! Silly me! 😉

    Truthwalker:

    The bubbles don’t pop so much as shatter, and fall to the ground like very thin plastic wrap. Try it next year.

    Oh, I’m doin’ that! The kiddo will love it! 😀

  • thehun

    Truthwalker:

    The bubbles don’t pop so much as shatter, and fall to the ground like very thin plastic wrap. Try it next year.

    :O I have found a new god and I call him Truthwalker. Granted I will have to move in order to give this a go. I can’t believe I grew up in the great North East and was ignorant of this uber awesomeness

  • dam

    Well, I’m delighted to hear your son likes school and is doing well.

    I never knew that “nose hairs” could freeze. LOL. That is really damn funny!

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