Despite the hopelessness of the cattlecar Career Fair yesterday, I DID feel that I was highly employable and skilled and able to show it.
@janice_e The best takeaway from the experience was good confirmation that the market is failing me, not vice-versa.
At one point, I was diagramming out the double-ended queue we wrote for our recent lab in the programming class -- the one I rocked, and the hiring manager (not an HR, a guy who writes Java) was really intrigued that you could pass a datatype just like any other variable. So I think I passed the casual "does she know enough about programming?" barrier with flying colors. If they only had an opening for me!
@batwrangler Y'know, the whole Day of the Triffids story would have been so different with just a little Roundup on hand.
My backyard smells like lilacs, which are blooming well this year because the neighbor cut back the maple on that side. Yay neighbor!
@victoriajanssen - and my childhood home had them outside my bedroom! I never expected that a favorite part of homeowning w/b the backyard!
I end up feeling much more calm and centered when I sit out there for a while. And though I'm right in the middle of a busy city/town, there's enough birdsong and whatnot to feel like I've reconnected with nature and all that.
Read half of THE GHOST BRIGADES for the past two hours, good enough that I wasn't aware of the time passing!
Having previously gulped down Old Man's War in like a day and a half, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that I could get so engrossed that I lose time with this one, too.
Going to see the Trek movie with rakshathedemon this afternoon, which should be geeky fun for all. I'm not seeing a whole lot of complaints, you know?
In other news, when I talked to Mom on Thursday night, she was SO happy -- she's not only "graduated" PT and OT with some very pleased therapists to say goodbye to, when she went to her doctor for her followup, he was shocked at how well she looked/was. Especially the not- being bent over with pain, I expect.
She's still on oxygen, since the pulmonary hypertension isn't going away, because of the heart murmur backing up some of the blood in her lungs, so she has to stay on some medications, and use her powerchair to go longer distances on the campus. But, overall, her quality of life is up, and she's even doing better than she was when her back acted up, with some hope that she might be weaned off the oxygen for longer periods, enough to be able to get out and about.