Christopher Columbus Memorial Park
Friday, June 30, 2006
I have had a busy couple of days and my poor blog has suffered. What might I be busy with in my unemployed state, you ask? Job interviews, of course! And promising one's too! Hooray! Not that I'm entirely pleased to see my unemployment come to an end mind you, but I am feeling a bit idle (me? Idle?) and perhaps a bit guilty chillin' in the sun while Darek works everyday...but not that guilty. Anyway - one interview was with LDS Family Services located in New Hampshire, which was a bit of an incovenient drive, 45 miles in the rain with no visibility and five freeways. Never fear though! Luckily they actually need someone to work in a "satelite" office here in Cambridge!!! In the chapel that is within walking distance of my house! So very great! It would only be part time which is fine with me because I kind of like the idea of two part time jobs - adds variety and decreases chances of early burn out - and it will be primarily with college students because three single's ward attend that building. Again this also my preference. So it's in the works and looks like it might happen. I also had an interview with an eating disorder clinic which went very well. I'm going back for a second interview next week. I may consider that option if they can work out a part time position. Other options are still pending...but overall I'm pretty happy that things are looking good! In the meantime I'm getting babysitting offers like crazy around here from families in the ward...who know that babysitting could be so lucrative? I guess anything looks lucrative from my current vantage point! Perhaps a career in babysitting! Ha ha!
I promise to stay committed to my blogging regardless of my employment state! Darek and I are on our way to ride our bikes downtown to enjoy the Fourth of July Festivities. Boston starts celebrating a week in advance. I'll take my camera along, like a good blogger should, and be sure to post some beauties of Darek when we get back!
Here's the Boston skyline from the Harbor. Darek works in the building right in the center of the picture that looks like matching towers.
There is a divinity school in our neighborhood and I took pictures of their grounds through the arches of their walkways.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Join the Feud!
So I am finding in my unemployed state that I pretty much stay busy until about 3:00 p.m. at which point I'm ready for some mindlessness and flip on the T.V. Due to the lack of quality programs at this time of day, I often find myself watching the Family Feud and I can't help but think to myself that I have the best answers for all the questions. I wish one of those surveys would come my way so I could contribute my wisdom. I imagine that each of you also have the secret dream of appearing on the Family Feud to see if you can come up with the most popular answers. Well, since we can't join the show I thought I'd create our own survey of random questions. Go ahead and leave your answers in a comment and we'll see what common responses come out. Feel free to add your own questions too...
Name a popular vacation spot
Most attractive facial feature
Something you do when you're bored
A reason to quit your job (Ha ha!)
Popular date on a Friday night
A reason your parents yelled at you when you were a teen
Beside faking sickness an excuse to miss work
A reason to give a small tip to a server
Something you do when the weather is nice
Something you buy at a yard sale
Something you would do with $1,000,000
A hobby you wish you had more time to do
Something couples fight over
Something you get a craving for
A reason high school couples break up
A game you played as a kid
A Halloween costume you see every year
A gift given for Valentine's Day
The first thing you notice when you look at a picture of yourself
Something you can't help screaming at
Something that deserves a standing ovation
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
We need to start listening to that guy!
dinner last night...
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Dancing Partner - My dad showed me up in dancing at Nikki's wedding. Legend has it that my dad really knew how to cut a rug in his time!
Educator - My dad has taught me a lot during my life, especially the value of education.
Supporter - I have believed in my ability to accomplish things in my life sometimes only because I knew that my dad believed in me first! How tender is this picture? I love it!
The Hand Holder - my dad was my escort for the Homecoming half time show my senior year. I love this picture and I love that I shared such a cool moment with my dad! He's gentleman!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
This is our newest niece Eva. She's a sweet heart and looks just like her big sister!
I loved the penguins...they're my favorite!The butterfly garden was also very cool!
So as could have been predicted I am quickly becoming addicted to this silly thing. I woke up this morning feeling guilty for not having a job but I realize now that this is no valid reason for feeling guilt! My true guilt comes from having not created a blog sooner...to have kept you all waiting in suspense for so long! I am just sitting here enjoying some sugar-free pudding (also guiltless) looking out my window thinking to myself that I really should be outside enjoying this gorgeous 82 degree weather (low humidity as well, rare for the east coast) but heaven forbid I walk away from my blog even for a moment! I clearly have too many pictures of my UT trip to post them all but can resist including the following...
Even an action shot...
I now realize that sadly my glory days consist of unemployment and blogging! Haha!
Enjoyed yummy Cafe Rio and delicious Gandolfo's! So funny that we live in Boston - known for it's yummy food - and yet it's Provo restraunts that we love the most...