Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Are things picking up?

I think maybe they are.  I'm averaging an interview a week now.  Granted, they are all with recruiters, (except 1) but technically, isn't that better than interviewing for a specific job with a specific company?  It should mean it's getting my name out there for lots of jobs, as opposed to just one.

I've been spending my time with some classic hobbies.  Besides the mid-afternoon unemployment nap (which really is the best thing about being jobless), I am learning the joys of reading again.  I recently finished Three Cups of Tea.  If you haven't read this book, it is a must.  It is about an American who is actually doing some good in the middle east, specifically, by building schools for girls in Muslim-heavy Afghanistan and Pakistan.  I know, it sounds super dry and dull, but it is really one of the better written books I have read in a long, long time.  I can't recommend it enough.  I am just now starting The Blind Side. Has anyone out there read this one?  Other recent reads include The Time Traveler's Wife, Peace Like a River,  and some nutritional books.  If you have any books to recommend, PLEASE DO!!

Another past time getting some heavy love and attention is my garden.  I used to do most of my gardening in pots.  It's a great way to grow tomatoes!  This year, I have 12 plants going strong that I have grown from seeds started in March.  This year, however, we are adding an additional area behind our back fence.  We should be able to get some real plants going there to supplement our dinners - spinach, lettuce, squashes (I've never grown pumpkins before!), maybe some cucumbers and herbs, too.  A friend and I have started a seed exchange.  Well, she sent me some.  I need to send some to her, I guess, for it to be an official exchange!

So now you see the true boredom of my life now.  I'm reduced to blogging about gardening and reading.  How can someone get a hugely successful blog on cooking, but I can't even get a quarter of my friends, nor even a quarter of  friends of my followers, to read this blog?

With a sigh of endured rejection, I depart... off to look at my fledgling plants and maybe read a bit in the sun while it's still here...

Eye Tee Girl

1 comment:

  1. I'm currently reading:
    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (pretty good)


    How it Ends (from you to the universe) by Chris Impey (really good)

    Both worth reading, I think.

    And, of course, if you're looking for a good epic to soak up a week or so, there's The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter Year 1-7.

    And I keep meaning to re-read Watership Down one of these days. (Because everyone loves bunnies.)