Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Knitters

Being laid off has one benefit:

I got to knit with my Peeps on Friday morning.

This is a strange photo. Everything is blurred but the Peeps and I don't know how that happened but I rather like it. Here's my second try, and they still seem happy to see me!

After 19 months of full-time work at the University of Washington, the State of Washington budget cuts got me and I'm laid off, along with about 350 others on the Seattle campus. This is a miserable economy to job hunt in, as the last 5 months have proven, which is how long I've been actively looking for another job. I was told in May that October 1st was my last day as the 'Scheduling Assistant for the Dean' at the College of Education ~ that seemed like a good chunk of time to: 1) take classes in interviewing, CHECK, 2) tune up my resume, CHECK, 3) net-work with people about my situation, CHECK, 4) apply for jobs, CHECK, and 5) find check for that one. I am working in a temporary hourly situation on the Bothell campus until the woman I'm filling in for gets off jury duty. She has Fridays off, hence enabling me to join the Friday Knitters this morning. This was the highpoint of my last two weeks!


Linda 'K' said...

Waaaannnhh - I missed it. I KNEW you'd be back some Friday. Snivel. Well, shortly I will get to see both of you mo betta at retreat.

Anonymous said...

So good to see you . Not so good to see the ftface! I am bringing the pocket wheel to retreat and will come and spin with you'all.

PatB said...

I like the first photo too! Great to see you.

MaryB said...

Yeah, I agree with Pat. I rather like us blurry. See you next Friday?

Naomi said...

Had no idea about the layoff! Sorry to read about it!! I hope you get hired soon!!

Rabbitch said...

I, too, am sorry you got laid off. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find something else soon.