Yep, I'm still alive. Dave and I are getting ready to move to Louisville, KY in June. Dave is at a school right now in Yorktown, VA for training that he'll need for his new job, and I miss him to a ridiculous degree. Luckily I have friends here who are trying to help keep me occupied! I'm also trying to do some different projects like dragging out the warm weather clothes, sorting out my closet and bathroom counter a bit, and get more of the books that are on the potential list for the LTRC list for 2012 read.
Yesterday I met Kathy, Mary and Mike for lunch at La Madeleine (however you spell it) and then Kathy, Mike and I went to AZ International Market to putz around and find cool stuff. I bought red bell pepper paste to make this yummy leeks in olive oil dish that we learned how to make in the Turkish cooking class I'm taking. It was basically this
with 1 tablespoon of pepper paste added. It was awesome.
I've applied for a job in the public library system in Louisville and have a phone interview next Friday with them for 2 jobs in their system. I'm not sure how many other people are applying for the jobs, but it doesn't sound like it's going to be loads and loads of other people vying for the job --- though I don't know if anyone who already works in the system is trying for it either. Apparently the job is a Librarian II position for assistant branch manager, otherwise known as "the other librarian." A bit scary that.
In many ways I have been dreading the move, but now I am ready to just get the hell on with it. I'll miss my friends though. :-( We do this every few years with Dave being in the Coast Guard and all, so we're used to it all in a lot of ways, but it is still massively stressful. Plus, I keep having flashbacks of the movers who moved us to Baton Rouge from Houston 5 years ago as they flattened out boxes and put them on the stairs of the apartment building to slide the boxes full of our (often breakable) stuff down. When I asked them what the hell they were thinking, one of the guys said, "Well we have someone at the bottom of the stairs to CATCH the box!" Okay, feeling skittish now about the whole moving experience again.....