Thursday, September 9, 2010

Coming Upon Change

"What I love most about rivers is you can't step in the same river twice."

Go ahead. Hate me for quoting that. It's true and you know it.

Life is constant change and if it weren't we would all get bored.

For example, I now sleep fully quilted and with no fan.

I have a hot beverage every morning.

Today, I wore long sleeves for the first time in about 4 months.

There are other changes as well. I no longer work weekends.

I will not spend my time waiting for people to show up to my programs in the out of doors. I have a captive audience in the in of doors. They have no choice but to listen to me. Cue evil laugh.

I may or may not be driving back to Missouri after this is over.

In case some of you didn't know, last Thursday I turned in my application to the Maine Conservation Corps. Yesterday they sent me an e-mail. It said the following:

"Your information has been reviewed and your environmental education and experience qualify you for further consideration for our program. We are interested in receiving a complete application from you.

We look forward to receiving your information and will begin with our final review of complete applications the week of the application deadline. If your application is accepted for consideration, our Program Coordinator will call you for your top three position choices. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions about our program and be prepared to ask any unanswered questions at the time of this call.

The September 7th deadline date has passed but we are still very interested in receiving a complete application from you."

That's just a bit of it.

This is only a first step. They have to look over my application. After that, if they decide that I qualify, they call me and ask for my top 3 choice locations. They then send my application to those three locations where the partners review my application and decide if they want me or not. I don't know how long all of this will take. Hopefully not too long. Knowing sooner rather than later is preferable.

So I still get to wait.

In the meantime here are some good things about life right now.

Good Morning Muffins (Em's recipe) that I made for everyone this morning turned out perfect despite the lack of zucchini.

More letters have been sent out to the fam! I hope everyone is getting them okay!

I got a Shel Silverstein book on tape for free today.

BLT with egg this morning was like a party in my mouth. Go meat! (We have been particularly scarce on the stuff for the last week. Not even fake meat! I miss those veggie sausages!)

Psych season finale was good. Actually, to be honest it was not their best episode and with all the "talk" of this crazy last 10 minutes I knew that the big cliff hanger was going to be what it was. But there were for sure some funny moments.

Oh, another item of business. For those of you I know planning a "coming home" soirée for me, here is a list of things that are must haves. I know it's supposed to be a surprise but I can't have you heathens having something as simple as cake and ice cream now can I (although, ice cream cake is acceptable)?

  1. A pony. Two if possible.
  2. On the topic of animals I would also like a flock of alpaca for everyone to ride.
  3. An ice sculpture, of me, completely surrounded by a variety of chocolate covered fruits.
  4. Bouncy Castle.
  5. Hugh Jackman to perform musical snippets for me.
  6. Meat. I'm not picky on this one. Any kind of good meat will do.
  7. The Chapman brother to make a new cartoon dedicated to me.
  8. Snow.
  9. An X-Files marathon and a Lord of the Rings marathon simultaneously.
  10. Broccoli cheese or Tortellini soup.
I know that we are in The Great Recession and that things are tight so I find it acceptable if you are only able to get item 10 off of this list. I will not think less of you. say you aren't planning a coming home soirée for me? That's it, whose been spreading that rumor? Was it you Jerome?

All right, all right. I get it. You all are off the hook. Who needs a flock of alpaca anyway?

Well, I'm out of time. Class dismissed. Except for you Jerome!


Tamara said...

soooo...who's JEROME, anyway?

Peeser said...

"That's just my egg timer!"

I <3 the Jerome comments! That definitely made me smile! (Especially the last one).

Tamara- it's a Homestar reference.

Good luck on the MCC!

Tell me when you plan to have this surprise soiree, and I will try to be there! :)

Steve said...

It is, in point of fact, a "herd" of alpaca, not a flock. I look forward to correcting you in person. P.S. watch the mail.

Jeanne, the mom and grandmom said...

I know this is a day late and a dollar short but the letter from MCC looks(looked) promising.....

Your letter/collage is magneted to the fridge LOVE IT

What am I going to do with all these alpaca running around in the backyard now!?!?!?!?

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