Sunday, August 8, 2010


It has been awhile since my last post, but don't worry, I am still here.
So what have I been up to??

.....Although I am still feeling very restless and somewhat displaced, I have been putting a lot of energy into cleaning my house. You do not realize how much junk, dust, and garbage accumulates inside of closets and cupboards in the course of 2.5 years.

Or maybe you do.....My poor house! It is finally starting to resemble my home!!! I must admit that it still feels weird to be deep cleaning though. I still get that slightly panicky-oh-my-goodness-I-have-homework-to-do feeling, but it is lessening in its frequency and intensity.

I wonder if it could be classified as a post traumatic college response/disorder or PTCD??? (Now before anyone with PTSD takes offense, just know that I have had/dealt with PTSD so I can make light of it)Another thing that been occupying my time is job hunting. Now that August and the end of summer break are upon us, I have been looking at the local job market with more intensity. I recently applied for a social work position at a large skilled nursing/assisted living facility (or nursing home as they were once called), and I have had two interviews so far.
They told me during the second interview that I was one of the top three applicants out of the more than 80 that applied. Nice to know that the job market is picking up, eh????
Okay, okay, that wasn't a fair assessment of the job market...or maybe it was??? I am being really picky about hours and location, and that places a lot of limitations on where I can apply.
I am not too worried about it yet though. I figure that as long as I am looking, the right job will eventually find me, right???
Well, I am off to catch up on your blogs. Have a good Sunday. : )


Oregon Sunshine said...

I am sure that your background in nursing makes you an especially good candidate for assisted living facilities. One, you can cut through the bs. Two, providers can't snow you!

Good luck on the job hunt!

Chelsi said...

Oh! I hope the right job finds you! It will be exciting to here how you enjoy working in the field:)

As for deep house cleaning, I was doing it yesterday. How is it that we dont see these things? And then you see them and think YIKES! WTF? That wasnt there before! lol... for me it was behind and beside the stove/fridge/washer/dryer that had me wanting to move. Yuck.

Breathe said...

I cleaned off my desk (which took 3 hours), which is what I do on stressful days too! So I hear you on that one.

Good luck on the job search, I'll send you good job shopping karma. Can't hoit.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Sending you some cowboy mojo for your job hunting!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I've been cleaning out closets too. It's just too hot to go outside. Good luck with your job hunting.

Love your last post, wish I lived closer so I could go see Wesley, but then again he's really expensive. I wouldn't spend that much money on a horse...ever.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!!

And Grey Horse...I wouldn't pay that much for a horse!!!!

Gail said...

May your search pay off, until then enjoy.

allhorsestuff said...

HAHA..this is the third blog i have read today about cleaning house...I have been at it all day( in between reading blogs s)I am about to tackle more...had to get refreshed here first!
I think you should have photo shopped yourself in that first picture Mellie! I know it is not easy looking...but agree with'll find you. Praying for that!
YOU SHOULD come camp sometime...or I could there...