It’s that time of the year again when we set our clocks ahead and lose an hour’s sleep. But here I am at 9:30 having walked the dog, gotten the paper and some rolls and made breakfast. Shouldn’t I be still in bed since it’s really 8:30?
Highs and lows of the past week… thank God, mostly highs:
Last Sunday, Jason performed at the NBHS Afternoon of Classics and Jazz… with the Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles as well as solo with a long, complicated marimba piece which he played from memory. Of course I’m biased but thought he was flawless. Apparently the audience agreed and gave him the biggest applause of the afternoon.
Clara informed me during the week that she got an extension from her advisor to complete her senior paper and won’t receive her degree onstage but will be able to participate in the graduation ceremony next month. Ahh well… what can I say? She’s a grown woman but it’s nice that she still confides in me.
I interviewed on Thursday for a position at another department in the agency at the behest of my friend who’s a manager there. I didn’t get the job although the department head was extremely nice. While I have the education, I don’t have the work experience she was looking for and she felt I shouldn’t throw my 10 years of experience on a job that requires different expertise. I understand her reasoning but it boils down to being rejected and that always sucks.
On Friday, B flew down to Florida to attend a friend’s wedding which is taking place on cruise to the Bahamas, St Thomas and St Maarten. I’ll miss him while he’s gone and can’t help but wonder if for him it will be "absence makes the heart grow fonder" or "out of sight, out of mind". Guess I’ll find out when he returns next week but on the bright side, we did spend a lot of time on the phone during the week… even while he was at the airport right up until it was time for him to board the plane.
Yesterday, Jason and I attended the New Jersey City University Open House. We submitted his acceptance paperwork and tuition deposit and he got a lot of information about courses and campus activities. I still can’t believe he’s going to college. Between Clara’s and Jason’s graduations, I’m going to be such a mess.