(1) Work--been busy off and on. Last night was very slow so I hope it picks up again with stuff to do. I feel bad that I'm not busy but I can't just make work appear either. I'm tempted to ask my boss what else I can do to keep busy but I figure I'd better find something instead of him first. We'll see what's going on. The storm in the northeast has impacted the project we were working on and I'm hoping as things calm down up that way the job will get busy once again. I feel a need to prove myself to myself and to my boss so he knows that I'm part of the team and important.
(2) The HR guy where I work mentioned there's another job I may be interested in where his wife works and has encouraged me to apply. I had an hour long interview where the guy who was doing the hiring sat and talked (I kid you not) at least 50 minutes of the entire 60 minute interview. I think he's interested in me but he has to wait for his boss to coordinate a time to do a video conference interview since the boss's boss is actually out of state. I've followed up twice with the person I interviewed with and expressed an interest in the position but it's just hard to know if I'm being considered or not. And I don't want to push it or sound overly pushy about the position but this new position would be nice because of the day time hours instead of afternoon and evening hours I work now.
(4) My dad is stopping work for the final time by the end of December 2012. My mom is getting overly worried about the loss of income. She's starting to act very poor in conversation by talking about making vegetable patties using mashed dried lima beans mixed with corn. I've never seen her make these before and she's using the rational that she is trying to use food that is leftover in the refrigerator trying to reduce food waste. I think she's actually a bit depressed about my dad leaving his work and she's trying to figure out how they will survive economically. But I'm sure they will. She and my dad will just have to cut out some expenses like the daily newspaper and I'm not sure what else.
I guess that's all for now...I go into work soon and I wanted to get this out...including a few pictures of the kittens above and a few down below: