Friday, November 16, 2012

hope springs eturnal...

i have just applied for three more positions...who the heck knows what will happen, but i cannot give up.  i know i have a job starting january (at the college where i am currently employed), but the three positions for which i just applied also begin in january...yikes!

oh, well...i have also applied for a few positions that do not begin until august.  and all shall be well.

another image that makes me smile (it has been around on facebook for a while - just saw it come up for the 2nd time yesterday)

enjoy : )

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


one of the guys i work with just got a FT job.  i am frustrated...i am applying EVERYWHERE that it fits and still...nothing.  i guess he applied to the same school 4 times and 4 is the charm...sigh.

i am not giving up, but i am feeling discouraged. 

on the other hand, i am still really LOVING my job. i just wish i could have the more security of FT (including the ability to get a flu shot for less than $30).  i am having a good time getting the information to/from my students and seeing that they are learning and also enjoying the process of learning.  we did a DNA-thing that included twizzlers and marshmallows : )...also, we were able to "see our DNA."  This is one of my favorite labs of the semester.  and we are winding down for the semester.  i know i need more labs and i need to think about getting this stuff on-line.  the dean would love to have it 100% on-line...i am not 100% sure that would be possible, but i think we could probably work something out...i guess that is a goal i need to do ASAP.

ok...finished with the frustration of the day...not as frustrated as i was yesterday, because i talked to the guy who got the is also not a job for which i would have applied (anatomy and physiology) will all be good.  i know it deep down, i just am READY NOW!  ok.  breathe...

done for now - more later and more fun.

this makes me laugh...i love beaker : )

peace : )

Thursday, November 8, 2012

it is getting to be that time of the year...

it is coming up to thanksgiving again...guess this happens every year, huh?  waiting for the OSU-Michigan game, too...six years ago mom died.  it *is* getting easier, but still sad...and trying to figure out some new traditions.  this year will be home and hanging - gonna have two sets of exams to grade, but it will be low-stress and the movie The Life of Pi is coming out on that wednesday. sounds like a plan to go and see some movies and then come back and grade - just going to have to get through all the B.S. surrounding thursday and friday.

classes are crazy - i am further behind than i have been in the will happen, too.  i will be teaching three classes next semester - i hope to be better at timing - i will have two 112 and one of the 112 and the 111 are 4-days a week 1.5 hrs/day = sweet!  i am hoping that we can increase the numbers of labs, etc.

i am *still* applying for jobs...and still breathing through the process...some are more-easy to apply to, some are are real pain in the fanny.

Peace for now. 

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