Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I was going to write a post about what I've been doing lately... but I can't really remember. I wrote to my mom today, and couldn't remember what I had done this weekend. Life is speeding by what with being so busy. I gave it some thought, and I know I saw a Meridith Dittmar show on first Thursday at Just Be. I also went to a double feature at Imago on Saturday. The secret squirrel ran the Portland Marathon on Sunday. She came back to my place and lived in my bathtub or a little while after.

I'm making a terrarium, but this is the second attempt. The last one got too wet and molded. The plants all went kaput. I'm hoping this one turns out better. I'm leaving the lid off for the foreseeable future, though. No more mushy plant stuff.

I had my first evaluation at work. It's funny. It felt so much easier than any other job. It was less adversarial and frustrating. The advice I got was actually helpful and pleasant. The conversation didn't end with, "...and that's why I can't pay you more money." It was pretty cool, actually. I made my first calls home today, too. Two of my squirrells are habitually late. I'm having conversations with them and their folks, and we're trying to make some plans. We'll see how it goes. I think the one (the kid who laughs exactly like Vincini from The Princess Bride) will be fine in the future. He just had to see a consequence in action. The other kid has something going on. I can't tell what, but it doesn't look good to me. I'm going to try to have a conversation with him tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

kungfuramone said...

Ahem: bonne chance, mon amie! Et bon courage aussi.