Tuesday, May 19, 2009

And somehow the stress continues

Silly me, I thought it would end with the last final. But alas, now my boyfriend is piling on the pressure for me to move out to California, or at least to establish a time line. Stress.

I found out that my host teacher who'd promised to write me a letter of recommendation back in November never did. I sent her a groveling email to which she has yet to respond. Stress.

There are virtually no teaching jobs in my field with openings in either my state or CA. Stress.

Not that I could apply for them anyway without 3 letters of rec. Stress.

OK, even I'm sick of my whining. To tell you the truth, it is the first item that is currently the biggest source of stress for me. So much so that I have gotten to the point where I'm dreading his phone calls. That's no kind of fun.

In better news, I installed my new shepherd's hook and hanging basket of candy cane striped geranium after work tonight. The shepherd's hook leans something awful. I stuck it in the ground about 47 timed and each time it looked worse than the time before. I don't get it. I used to hate geraniums because of their smell (there was one in the window behind my chair at the kitchen table as a kid). My nose lost some of its sensitivity as I aged and my love of geraniums continues to develop. I also purchased two Martha Washington geraniums at the farmer's market, which coordinate nicely with the hanging basket. Gorgeous! (See, now don't we feel better after talking about flowers?)


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

the link says "fobidden!"

Yes flowers are good.

Tell your sweetie to CHILL, that you need to unwind before making serious decisions. That's what I think. Take some R&R first. Then tackle planning.

Nadine said...

Oops, I forgot to check the link after I published. Thanks Mary!

Momma Val said...

You aren't whining. You are telling us about all your stress issues. I feel your stress just reading your post. Maybe you could tell your boyfriend your tight squeeze right now and perhaps he could help look for job for you (and get off your case) while you continue to collect the letters you need? Just a thought. After all, men are excellent problem solvers, better than a kind listening ear really, just how they're wired. Oh, or you could turn the tables and tell him to come and live by you? Anyway, good luck with your stresses and I hope you start to get some items cleared off your list soon. And, sometimes when everything seems impossible I swear it is happening for a reason?!. Hang in there :)

Smellyann said...

I agree with Val, why can't he come live near you? Ask him that...

I hope the letter comes through soon!