Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Update

Everytime I talk to anyone, they want to know how the job search is going and, well, it isn't. There's not much out there for someone with my qualifications and I haven't had much luck with what I've applied for. I got a letter from one place this week informing me there were 154 applicants and I was not being considered. Since school starts in two months, it might be a little silly for me to start something full time right now anyway, but I'm continuing to look and still working a few hours each week at the paper. I also started volunteering for Artown, though most of the work isn't until the festival starts in July.

Speaking of July, Chris and I have scheduled a trip to San Diego for our anniversary which we're pretty excited about! Also, as a funemployment bonus I'm going to stay in L.A. for a few days after Chris comes back to spend some time with friends and family. Yay!

In the meantime, this is what I've been up to this week (click on pictures to see them larger) ...

I finally finished my scrapbook from the inauguration:

I also finished my newspaper organization project, which consisted of me going through nearly five years' worth of newspapers, deciding what to keep, cutting the selected articles out, and placing them in a binder:

These three bags are full of papers I'm not saving (or the scraps from ones I am):
With all the leftover newspaper, I decided to try out this newspaper basket project I found last week. It's a little bigger than I imagined, but I think I know how to do it the way I want next time. Also, I somehow managed to get my byline visible in the bottom of the basket!

Do you have lots of leftover newspapers? Check out these other projects:


Ernesto said...

When will you guys be in SD? Laura will be here for a few days from the 17th-20th.

Tammy said...

We will overlap. Yipee!!

The Poty's said...

Addisen's b-day is that weekend so you know all of you could just come out here to see everyone.

Sarah Boggan said...

So productive there Tammy! Enjoy your trip to San Diego - if you get the chance to check out Carlsbad, I highly recommend it!

Tammy said...

Oh, yes - Carlsbad has one of my favorite bead stores! Any suggestions on breweries to take Chris?