A very nice day yesterday. Actually, I haven't posted in a while, have I? It's been a very nice weekend.
Friday I had a job interview in downtown Seattle. While making it a weekend and visiting friends and family would have been nice, not spending fifty bucks on travel would be even nicer. And so it worked out that my dear friend R had to go down for appointments of his own, and I tagged along. I hung out and worked on my laptop while he did his things, and basically got to relax with free donuts. When we got to the address of my interview, I realized it was the Columbia Tower, aka the tallest building in Seattle. This has me irrationally excited. We had half an hour, so we indulged in the underground parking and headed to the observation deck.
The interview itself went well. The owner of the copy shop used to own The Copy Source up here in Bellingham, and we knew a lot of the same people. I should find out today if I get it. For various reasons, it's a job that makes me both excited and reluctant, so I won't be too disappointed if the answer is no, but I'll also be delirious if it's yes.
Saturday was spent making up for the fact that i missed awriter
's birthday. I made brownies and sent the birthday girl off to get whatever movies she wanted. (I wanted to go myself, and run a few other errands while I was at it, but this cold I've been fighting off had me wiped out all Saturday morning.) We had plunderpuss
over and watched Onmyoji I and II.
Two of Kes' friends came over. We decorated the tree with just the right mix of classy and personal ornaments, drank spiced cider with rum, and cocoa with peppermint schnapps. We watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and one of the Doctor Who Christmas Specials. After all that, I made everyone watch clips off of YouTube of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
And after all that, I walked over to the house of some other friends to eat pasta and play Scattergories.
My life has just been full of my favorite type of socializing--relaxing in small groups. I've even gotten in each kind of friend--old friends, brand new friends (Kes' friends) and people I've sort of known but want to get better (the Scattergories crowd))
And on top of all this, I heard back from another job I applied for. It's contract work, which I think will be done at home, so even if I get the other job I interviewed for, I can still do this one, too.
Of course, even though the Universe was kind enough to give me a wonderfully recharging weekend, I'm distrustful of my happiness, since I suspect that depression will crash in again, particularly once I go back to my current day job. Nevertheless, I do my best to live in the moment, and treasure the sparks of pleasure I occasionally feel.