|I've basically resorted to doing this with our Calender|
Penelope is 11 months old as of 2 days ago. Which is crazy. And makes me feel old. I plan on writing an update on her tomorrow when I will *hopefully* have a bit more time.
As of right now here's what Jesse and I have been up to for the last month:
I'm going to school, as I've previously mentioned. Stupid Salt Lake Community College dropped my LAST prerequisite class and so now I have to do spring semester for one stinking class. So annoying. But in 2 weeks and 3 days (not that I'm counting or anything...) I will be done with my summer semester and officially have 4 classes until I'm done! So basically in order to cope with how long it still feels like I have, I keep reminding myself that if it was somehow possible for me to go to school full time, I'd be done by Christmas (which I would've done if it hadn't been for that pesky prereq!)
Because I've been so busy I've basically barely been outside. Which is kind of sad because I love going for walks with Penelope but in a way I'm glad I have an excuse to avoid the 100+ heat that seems to never end in Utah. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate how dry Utah is? I seriously miss my moisture filled air of New England. I lather myself with lotion practically a thousand times a day and I still feel like a fish out water ....but I digress.
Staying indoors so much with a blasted air condition (the Landlords control) I actually end up freezing cold all day long. I've been drinking hot coco and wearing sweaters so much that I keep thinking it's autumn. Seriously. I keep getting excited about pumpkin picking, and going in the mountains, and drinking warm apple cider, and then I remember we're still a month + away. It probably doesn't help that my husband has requested I make pumpkin butterscotch cookies (which I'm literally baking as we speak.) Autumn is my favorite time of the year and (surprisingly) is the only time I really enjoy living in Utah. The weather is perfect and it smells crisp outside...it's almost makes me feel like I'm back home in the wonderful sate of New Hampshire, which if you couldn't tell, I desperately miss.
Since I've been missing New Hampshire so much there has been much talk of Penelope and I going back for a few weeks. Jesse doesn't have any time off and we really need the money, so him coming is unfortunately not an option. We've also been entertaining the idea of looking for jobs specifically in New England (my dream is to live in Rhode Island) but we've done a lot of research to figure out if we could even afford to live there, assuming Jesse has a decent entry level job, and it costs roughly 10,000 more dollars to have the same standard of living we have right now. And right now a pretty low standard of living. I'm basically crying in the inside thinking about how New England living will not be an option until we're basically rich.
Jesse has been a busy guy and Penelope and I almost barely see him. It's made Penelope extremely clingy to him, which is such a cute reunion to watch but sad to think about that's how life needs to be for a bit. Jesse has been busy doing basically anything he can to get his foot in the door for human resource. I think that's why it's so discouraging to me when people tell us it'll all work out in the end. I mean, it probably will, I have to have faith that it will or I will go crazy, but it's a lot of hard work for the hope that something will work out.
That being said, we've started focusing on internships, recruiter jobs, and administrative jobs. Anywhere. We're basically resigned to the fact that Jesse might have to live in another state for a bit if it means him getting an internship.
We're also considering Jesse getting his MBA or a second bachelors. We're hesitant because MBA's are consistently listed as one of the worst masters to get in this economy. We'd love input on this if anyone has any.
Jesse has started looking for a new job (like one that he can quickly get) because the job he has now just isn't cutting it. Jesse is amazing at many things but we both agree sales is not is fortay. Luckily for us, Jesse has a job interview on Monday for an Administrative Assistant position at a recruiting place. Which we desperately hope he get's because, um, is there really a better place for a person to work who wants to get into recruiting and HR? Fun fact: while recruiting isn't considered a part of HR, many HR people will consider recruiting experience. So if you could say a little prayer for us we'd be extra appreciative.
Well, the delicious smell of cookies are calling my name and it's kind of perfect timing because the Kraken (aka baby) has woken up from her nap.
Also, tomorrow we're celebrating Jesse's birthday and, he doesn't know this yet, but he's going skydiving with his dad. Not to toot my own horn or anything but, I am the best present giver ever. Also, if any of you reading this tell him, I will kill you. Seriously. :)