Monday, January 14, 2008

A little mid-winter humour

I love the Snowman. Josh and I had the opportunity to see it on stage last year in Scotland.

I love this advert, too. Some say it is a sacrilege. Maybe it is funnier with a British sense of humour. You tell me.

Just so you know, they happen to be flying over Scotland. Let me know how many landmarks you recognise.

Oh yes, I forgot to say that Irn Bru is probably THE most popular 'fizzy-pop' drink in the UK (or is it just Scotland?). It is a strange orange colour and tastes like an ultra-sweet cream soda.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Didn't get the job

The last day of my work at Target is tomorrow. I have felt very dejected there, like I can do better. I have excelled at every job I have taken on. My training there was poor and there are a couple of people there who do not take that into account when I cannot do something I wasn't trained to do. Something happened Wednesday that got me fired up.

Thursday I had an interview for a teller position at a local branch of a nationwide bank. I did not get the job, but appearantly I made such an impression that the interviewers asked the recruiter to try to fit me in at another branch. So I have another interview Tuesday. At least I will know what questions to expect! It is a much longer drive, but we really need some sort of employment. I hope all goes well. They are offering benefits!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year

I know it is late, but Happy New Year. Oh, and Happy Christmas, too.

It has been such a challenging year, but full of goodness, too. So many of you really stepped in with so much encouragement when we needed it so badly. The last 6 months of the year were the toughest months of our lives.

We are unemployed again. Josh's time with UPS and mine with Target were seasonal so we are looking for work again.

I have been going through an anti-computer stage lately, just wanting to get things done around the house. I have been wanting to get to the pictures from our last trip before we left Scotland. Hopefully I will get to them soon. I do miss Scotland and it is kind of hard for me to go through the pictures. Here is a wee taste: