Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sunshine and Walks!

It is a wonderful Spring day here! Finally!

I met up with the crew this morning for our first group walk. We met up at my sister-in-law's house and then drove a car to the little port village near us on the Erie Canal. It was 11:oo so we had a quick bite to eat (bad me had skipped breakfast because I was in a hurry). I ate a veggie wrap and a glass of water. Had the waitress hold the chips.

We walked along the tow path on canal - back to my sister-in-law's which totaled 7 1/2 miles. It was bright and sunny and went by quickly! The crocuses are starting to bloom and we even spied some tulips pushing their way up trough the muddy ground.

One niece never showed up....had a late night last night we found out later. My youngest sister bailed out early this morning. She had a headache. I told her that was fine...we would be saving the pig nose for her (!) So it was just my 2 nieces, sister-in-law and me. We gloated over the fact that we did it and plan to hold it over the heads of the others next week! The only one with a good excuse was my oldest daughter who was going with her fiancee to pick up her engagement ring. Did I mention she got engaged the night before Easter? Ahh...another wedding to plan and I just finally got over the stress of the last one(s). Both younger daughters tied a double knot in June of '06. A 2 for 1 deal. It was wonderful! And now my last one is taking the plunge as well. Luckily the merriment isn't supposed to occur until August of '09 so I have some breathing room here to plan (and find a job!)

The job I've been waiting to hear about...well....they promised to call within 2 weeks - said we WON"T keep you hanging...and I haven't heard a thing. In spite of my calls (left several messages - wrote an e-mail....) So I've stopped counting on that one. Several positions for Art Teachers have opened up in the past few days so I've applied for all four of them. Fingers crossed...lots of prayers...(the latter being where I'm pinning my hopes).

Happy weekend to you all!


Scale Junkie said...

7 1/2 miles is FABULOUS!! Hold your head high, can't believe those slackers stood you up!!

sybil said...

Wow. that's a heck of a walk! Good job.

My sisters and I have a private blog too - but they are VERY slack about posting to it. Funny, I haven't told them about my personal blog. I'm not sure exactly why - other than at this point it seems good that I have a place where I don't have to worry about what I post - I just post what I'm thinking/feeling without worry.

Keep up the great work!

Hanlie said...

Sounds like you had a great walk!

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you'll get one of those positions. Those other people are bloody rude!

Chubby Chick said...

Sounds like a great day for a walk! I wish I could have gone along. :)

Erin said...

WOW...I think thats way way amazing that you walked all that way.

How cool that your daughters got married on the same day. And congrats on the upcoming wedding.

And I'm crossing my fingers for you too that you get the job you want.

Kathy said...

The walk sounds awesome! And good luck finding a job you'll love!

Thinking Thin said...

mmmm I love tulips but can't grow them here, it gets too hot.

I will keep my fingers crossed for the job search. You will find it. Look at it this way, things happen for a reason. It might be a blessing in disguise that they haven't called you about the job. A better job awaits :)

CactusFreek said...

You go girl! How long did that take you?

Don't you just hate it when job people don't call back when they say they will!?!
It's really rude and very unprofessional!