So, I'm getting dressed for an "interview" this morning and it's time to dig out the pantyhose from my dresser. No problem, I still have a few brand-new pairs from 3 years ago when I was last job-hunting. I get out one pair, scrunch them up and stick in one foot. Scrunch again and in goes the other foot. So far, so good. Until I had them 3/4 up and promptly stuck my thumbnail through the left thigh. Yeah, straight into the trash for those. Apparently, I'm out of practice with these dreaded things, but luckily pair #2 went on without a hitch. (I'm a fast learner!)
It's well into the 90s here, even in the morning hours. I thought the hose would be torture, but they actually weren't too bad. Granted, I only walked outside from the house to the car and then from the car through a parking lot and I didn't have any potty breaks until I got back home and took them off for the day. ;-)
Since I stole the image above, it's only right that I link back to its rightful owner's page — 10 Ways to Recycle Pantyhose.
(The "interview" was fine. It wasn't a real interview, just an agency. But they have set me up with interviews at two real firms with more to come, so it was a productive morning.)
Miscellaneous tidbit #1: Best diet? Get your teeth worked on so it's too painful to eat anything firmer than eggs, bananas, oranges and yogurt and you too can lose 10 lbs. in 3 weeks. Yep, that's me. I hope they keep hurting for about 90 more lbs. ;-) I'm wearing clothes I haven't worn in 3 years. Woo! But a happy life outlook also helps because I'm finding that I'm not medicating with food these days either. I eat when I'm hungry and that's it, and even then it's slow going and I end up giving up before cleaning my plate. I made chocolate chip cookies for the Marine last night and boxed them all up for shipping without sampling a one. If this keeps up, I may even surprise myself with some exercise.
Miscellaneous tidbit #2: I was asked if the dogs are going with me. Yes! Although, unfortunately, Pepper may not be going with anyone, as she's not been doing too well lately. Old age is quickly overtaking her.
Miscellaneous tidbit #3: I was also asked if I'm staying in Florida. Yes. I'm staying in the same exact area, actually, for Alex. I will not move him away from his base of friends and everything he's ever known. That limits the apartment search, but there are still plenty to choose from. I'll be getting at least a 2-bedroom apartment — one BR for me and one for Alex, but if I can swing 3 BR, that will be my first choice. Otherwise, a DR or LR will be sacrificed to the Sewing Gods. If Peter can sew and hoard machines in a NYC apartment, I'm sure I'll be fine. As for leaving Florida one day — my recent trip to NC and Virginia confirmed that after 21 years, I am a Florida girl. I was only gone for 4 days, but I still missed the perpetual sunshine and bright blue skies. I don't think I could ever go back to where the skies are gray as often as not. And I haven't even touched on winter temps, say anything below 65 … Brrrr.
Now I'm off to work on that Butterick jacket, which is cut out and waiting for me. Maybe I'll have some progress pics tomorrow.