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Interview Summary, and I start getting crafty in the nursery!

Alrighty, an update on the interview.  My initial interview Tuesday went very well.  In many respects, it seems like the “perfect” job.  They have an incredibly impressive staff (6 doctors, including a naturopath and 2 ultrasonographers, both rare specialties) it would be “second shift”, meaning 2pm-10pm (I hate mornings, I’m a night owl)  and Hubster’s classes this fall are during the same hours, so instead of being on opposite shifts, we would have morning together, and then after the baby is born he could switch to morning class, and our baby would have minimal time with babysitters.  Anyway, so first interview went really well, I was super pumped.  Went in Wednesday for my working interview… and, well, it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great.  I loved it, but I couldn’t get a good “read” on the employees of if they liked me or not… I’m worried that maybe I was so focused on completing the list of tasks given to me, and didn’t show enough of my personality?  It’s such a fine line, to show your work abilities, and your personality… and of course before I left I forgot to ask when I should expect to hear from them!  Doh!  Trying to work up the courage to call and ask…

Some updates about the nursery, my incredibly generous Aunt P was insistent I pick out a sheet set from Pot.tery Ba.rn, and there are lots of beautiful ones to choose from, but this is what I chose… trying to go with our yellow/brown/farm theme…

The Courtney Collection. As seen on the Pot.tery Ba.rn Ki.ds website:

Because of the concerns with bumper safety, we chose to get the mesh bumper, instead of the one pictured.  Below is everything after it arrived (we don’t have the mattress yet, so it’s pictured sitting on top of an old comforter, that is the grey vine print, it wont be in there with the baby!)



Then my mom was very enthusiastic about me picking out curtains… I’ve been having a hard time finding something I like (who knew yellow curtains could be so hard to find?!) so she sent me to Joann’s, and this is what I came up with!  (Also, gotta love that between their sales, coupons and everything, this was significantly cheaper than buying curtains!)

Pictured alongside the sheets… I think it combines the yellow/grey of the sheets, with the pop of brown that will be elsewhere in the nursery!


The website I’m using for my inspiration and directions is this:

Curtains shown are made, and instructions on sewing are from

The grey and yellow fabric will be the top, the yellow with white and grey tulips will be the main curtain, and the brown and white stripes will be the tabs on the top, and the pipping running between the two yellow fabrics.  Since there is an electric heater that runs under the window I decided to make my curtains shorter (60″ instead of the 84″ shown) but I calculated the dimensions so the effect should still be the same.  (It was actually a surprising bit of math!  Not hard, just hadn’t had a need to do that much math in a while.)

I know it seems like a LOT of yellow, but there will be a chocolate rocking chair, chocolate-colored black-out curtains for nap time, a brown area rug, and art on the walls, so I’m hoping it all balances out!

*Update* I called the vet clinic where I had interviewed at… but the supervisor I did my initial interview with, and the head receptionist I did my working interview with, are out today.  I left a message on the supervisors’ voice-mail… we shall see!*


High and Low

The good news: I got a call today (completely unexpectedly) requesting I go in for a job interview for a receptionist position at a vet clinic.  Apparently I applied to one of their “sister clinics”, and it sounds like they need someone ASAP.  Excited and nervous!  I only have one “professional” outfit that fits, and it’s not really “maternity”… so I’ll probably just look overweight, but at least I wont look like a slob.  Will let you all know how it goes!

The bad news: I got an email this morning from WordPress that apparently a post I wrote over a year ago violated someone’s copy-write … and I feel really bad, because I wouldn’t do something like that intentionally!  But the irritating thing is that WP already took the post down, I can’t go on and see what I did wrong, or just remove the one picture that is the problem.  So words that I wrote are just lost.  I made a mistake, but I can’t even fix it!  I’m feeling really emotional and sad about losing stuff that I wrote, that was important to me…

Well, after a very big, emotional day of highs and lows, I’m gonna go to bed so I can try and be sharp for tomorrow morning’s interview!  A few other exciting notes from the last few days:

Baby is kicking more, usually right after eating, or when I lay down in bed.  Last night she was kicking enough I could feel it faintly from the outside.  I yelled for Hubster, but he was walking the dogs, so by the time he got to be, she had stopped kicking.  I felt disappointed but he was a good sport, and said “I’m sure there will be chances to feel her kick in the future.”  Awwww, what a good hubby.  Last night he was especially awesome because I had a really sh*tty evening at work, so I called him on my way home and basically said “I’m in a bad mood and will need space when I get home because I don’t want to yell at you when you’ve done nothing wrong, but I’m super cranky” and by and large he gave me my space (except when he interrupted my attempt-to-relax-shower, trying to be a “shoulder to cry on” but I reigned in my temper). I just really appreciate that he didn’t get defensive or offended like some people might.

Ok, really, gonna go to bed now.  HAVE A GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!