Well I have absolutely no idea why - but my blog just would not show up over the past couple of days - all you got was an interminable delay and a white screen - very frustrating - anyway eventually i managed to navigate to my dashboard from a comment I'd left on someone elses blog and I republished the entire blog - so here we are up and running again - this probably all sounds kind of like I know what I'm talking about but I don't it was just an inspired guess :o)
Yesterday was a funny day - I had my usual day off work and I had an interview for another school job to go to. I also felt not at all well - had the trots and felt lightheaded and sort of woolly round the edges - probably the heat!
The offshoot of all this was that I didn't get the job - a choice between me and another candidate and I came second yet again! This is the 5th time this has happened since we've been here - disappointing because despite feeling unwell I felt the interview went very well indeed. Apparently it was so close that they left it to the Finance Officer that I'd be working alongside to pick between us ?!?!? How can you counter that?
DH and I had a long discussion as I was starting to feel like maybe it was because I'm not local - but he just said that he felt it was not that - more likely because I'm actually too good for the job and if I didn't have three school aged children with their term-time, school day restrictions I'd be aiming for something much higher on a full time basis - I did have quite a high powered job before the children were born. He said it was probably the case that they'd feel I would show up their inadequacies as I'm leagues ahead of them.
This all sounds very big headed - but they were his words - not mine, I was feeling pretty flat about it all
He is a wonderful guy in loads of ways but never one to bandy compliments about for the sake of it - the best you'll get for example when you're dressed up really nicely to go somewhere special is a very distracted 'Oh yeah you look okay' so you can tell what I mean encouraging and complimentary remarks are few and far between for anyone, not just me - it's just the way he is - Man of few words
He has made me feel a lot better about myself - I never used to lack self conviction but there are only so many knock backs you can take and not start to feel it
I do have another couple of interviews next week so we'll see and the temporary placement that I'm in now is also looking like I'll be put onto a temporary contract with the school in September rather than the staffing agency if the incumbent doesn't come back to work - she retires next May and is off with stress - we think she's working her ticket on ill-health and will just spin it out as long as she can up to then.
Out of all of them the place I'm at at the moment would be my preferred choice as I know the staff, the head doesn't feel threatened by me - in fact she's a particularly enabling sort of person to work for. But of course there is the outside chance that the permanent lady will just come back and I'll be left high and dry.
Gosh - what a muddle - no doubt things will become clearer over the next few weeks. Wouldn't it be nice if I didn't have to work and could just stay at home and play quilting all day
With all this going on I've not done much stitching - certainly way too hot and sticky for me to attempt to quilt The Brute - but I did stitch a few more hexagons for my sofa throw whilst watching the French beat the Portuguese - YES!
No pictures to show you as Blogger obviously hasn't completely made friends with me today - I was going to show you a quilt I made for DH's baby niece just before we moved down here last Autumn - I'll save it for another day.