OK, I think I've recovered fairly well from my being flabbergast the past couple days. Still can't believe I didn't get that job, but it's their loss. Mine as well, of course, because I'm in great need of a job. But more theirs, because whoever they hire (unless another former employee) is going to need a boatload of training in their processes, styles, requirements, software tools, databases, procedures, etc. And of course the quality of their skills and work won't be anywhere near as fab as mine.
So just like the first time they hired me, they could've gotten a ton of experience and skill and work ethic...only this time they also could've gotten someone who also knows pretty much everything needed to know for that particular job and who could be working and contributing from minute one. Meanwhile, I don't have to drive 45-60 minutes each way in terrible traffic and/or weather or spend a good part of my paycheck on gas just to work at a place that'd be getting the best of me but not paying me nearly enough. And that's the end of my thinking about that job-that-isn't-to-be.
Another unseasonably warm day...low 50s, I think. And brilliantly sunny again. Have some errands to run today and will be happy for an excuse to be out under the crisp blue skies again...and before the predicted rain and/or snow comes in tomorrow night and Monday (just in time for the Martin Luther King holiday...if it's snowing, the kids will be extra happy for their day off, but parents likely won't be ;-).
Since I was feeling so much better this morning, and the blue sky and golden rays were greeting me and my lovely backyard songbirds, I thought it was a perfect day for one of Robyn's (GreenSmoothieGirl's) favorites, her Hot-Pink Breakfast Smoothie. And I didn't "tweak" it this time at all...went with her exact recipe this morning.
The 3-1/4 cups of smoothie contains the following: 1-1/2 C coconut water/liquid (use fresh or canned), 1 large fresh carrot, 1/4 med. fresh/raw beet (I used 1/3 today), 1/4 C raw cashews (unsalted/nonroasted), 1/4 C chopped fresh dates, 12 frozen strawberries, 1 tsp. vanilla (or to taste), filtered water (to thin...I used about 1/4 C today). And here's the pretty (and tasty) result :-D