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!