The stress is lapping at my knees. It was down to my ankles after the weekend, but it's slowly rising again. Part of it is work being insanely busy, and part is my extracurricular schedule. I'm debating now about canceling a mall trip (a real mall! a BIG mall! You people in the States don't know how exciting this is) on Saturday because I'm out the next 3 nights. The thing is, I can't decide whether going to a mall just to look around will be too stressful because I can't really spend any money, and I'm sure there will be lots of temptations. But at the same time, it's with a bunch of women I like and I'll be "out with the girls" and malls are always fun and crud, I can't decide.
The AWC website is shaping up but I still have quite a bit to do, since I
I'm in the middle of a new Elizabeth Moon book, Trading in Danger, and having a hard time putting it down. Her protagonists are always so interesting and her stories rarely go in predictable paths.
Tonight's Bedtime Story: the classic fairy tale Toads and Diamonds which has always been one of my favorites. I have 4 volumes left from a childhood set of Children's Encyclopedias and one of them is full of fairytales and folktales. I was reminded tonight of another one I always enjoyed, One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes. When I Googled it, it came up as being a Scottish tale, a Ukrainian tale, AND one of the Brothers Grimm's stories. Now I'm really having trouble deciding which fairytale to talk about at book group on Thursday! There's also the one with the dogs with eyes as big as dinner plates, anyone else remember that one?
Tomorrow is my interview. I'm taking 2 giant notebooks full of the stuff I've done, but I haven't really done much mental preparation. I feel I'm going in from a position of power, so to speak, and I'm more interested in finding out if the company is right for ME than whether or not they think I'm right for them, because to be honest, I'm pretty confident that I'm exactly what they need in the way of a marketing person. So if he asks me what my weaknesses are, do you suppose answering "godlike confidence in my work abilities" would be putting it on too thick? >:D