Non Scale Victory

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My pounds are not down where they were on Tuesday. I have eaten some salty chips and carby pasta as well as some sugary birthday cake thanks to the back-to-back celebrations of my son and husband's birthdays. And I just couldn't rally to the exercise bit yesterday either. Nevertheless, I have been faithful about downing my water quota.

For my interview today, I selected to wear a little 3/4 sleeve jacket over a tank shell top and black slacks and nearly-new ballerina flats with a peep toe. I looked over my usual pants and they needed a touch-up with the iron. I spotted my dressier pants that have been too tight to wear for many months. These were purchased on deep discount from Coldwater Creek (clothes there don't tend to be cheap!), and I decided to try them on. Lo and behold! They fit perfectly without being the least bit tight! I elected to forgo on the Spanx since they fit so well! Now that's a good feeling!

I think the interview went well. There is no telling if I'll get the job though. I really liked the two women that interviewed me and they seemed to like me. It is only for a teaching assistant position. They said if I were hired and obtained high school certification, I could be eligible for a teaching position down the road should one become available All that is required for me to get a high school certification is to pass a test after paying about 200 dollars (to the best of my memory). I told them I wanted to work in education. That I wasn't looking for a full-responsibility public classroom teacher job and to take me seriously even if they thought I was overqualified. The money would be better than other options like working at a daycare or a store. They will let me know something next week they said, but I am REALLY hoping this pans out. The only downside is that it will only last until May and then I will have the summer without getting paid. But I have some ideas about how to deal with that as well.

One of my friends here on Spark told me about a work-at-home option. The money appears extremely modest, and there is some initial investment, but it might hold me over during the summer, or I might pursue it even sooner if this job doesn't pan out. I just want to get off unemployment and stop having to deal with the department of labor. It's stressful!
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    My son has been a teachers assistant for 9 years now. He works with the BD kids and loves the work. He also coaches three sports so the income stays year round. He is now taking on line classes thru a university to get his teachers degree and if all goes well he should have it in 2015. Soo it would be a great job and I have my prayers out for you that you get it. emoticon
    2312 days ago
    Hope you get the job
    2313 days ago
    Congrats on being able to wear the Coldwater Creek pants (I love that store!!!) and I wish you luck on the job. Have you ever checked on Tutoring? Sometimes it is even available over the summer. emoticon
    2313 days ago
  • AMBERT27
    That's definitely a victory! Good for you!
    2313 days ago
    Good luck with the position. I can remember wanting a few jobs so badly that I didn't get but that opened me up to other possibilities. As far as your clothes AWESOME. Nothing better than feeling good in what you are wearing.

    Oh, I wish also I could visit Moscow longer. I have done a small amount of sightseeing here but usually when I go through Moscow I can't change my ticket to stay longer. Bosses look for the cheapest flight.....

    2314 days ago
    I am twirling around in joy that the pants fit you and you stached the Spanx! Any day without Spanx is a good day. What torturous devices they are!!

    And congrats on the interview. I really hope it does come through for you. One of my best friends is a teacher and she is teaching in Callahan right now and is looking at moving up to be principal. Can't imagine why, except that she is the pretties mean chick I have EVER met! And that is saying something, surely!

    So good luck, and I can't wait to hear that you have the job!!!

    hugs and love,
    2314 days ago
    That is great! Those NSV are better than the scale. Sending out ~~~GET THE JOB~~~ vibes. Sounds like you addressed their concerns, they'd be fools not to tap into your experience! Let us know how it goes.
    2315 days ago
    Wishing you the best of luck!
    2315 days ago
    Congrats on the pants, and good luck on the job =)
    Be wary of the work at home bit though. Especially if it requires and "investment" So many of those kind of things are scams. I've been looking into working from home since my daughter was born, the legit stuff is far and few between.
    2315 days ago
    Great job on the new pants. Spanxless is a verb!
    2315 days ago
    That is wonderful (the NSV and job) !!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!!
    2315 days ago
    Best wishes for a good result from the interview! I love Coldwater Creek too, and have also been known to order an "incentive outfit" from their "outlet" on the website. Woo Hoo on the NSV!
    2315 days ago
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