|Jinx sitting on my lap as I crocheted on Monday - big progress!|
The BIG THING that happened yesterday, though, was that I FINALLY GOT TO PET Jinx, the new kitty!!!! 23 days into living here, and she let me touch her and scratch her ears! I think the trick was the empty bowl of Peppermint Bon-Bon ice cream that I let her lick out. ;) As she was doing that, I gently started petting her . . . telling her (him?) all the while how nice it was to be petted and that she should let me do it more often! She allowed the love to go on for about 30 seconds but was then done with it. I did wake to her licking my ear, though, this morning . . . followed by the sounds of "pppbbtt, yukky, pppptttthhhhht" as she tried to get my long hair out of her mouth. ;) She spends at least some of the night on the bed with me and at least one of the big cats now . . . since, when I wake, I see two little black ears sticking up over the mussed-up down comforter.
In other news, I have a job interview next week! It's for an Adult Education Specialist up on the Rez . . . assisting college-bound teenagers and returning or "non-traditional" students through the morass of applications and financial aid. It's full-time with good benefits, so PLEASE send your positive thoughts my way! There is Native American preference given during the hiring process, so that counts against me, but if I can just get my feet in the door, I know they'll be tickled pink with what I can do for them. Fingers (and everything else!) CROSSED!
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It's funny to hear Mama Pea say that it's not winter yet since they don't have snow . . . when I, at Swamp River Ridge, have been in full-on winter since the middle of November! Such is the difference in geography here: "down by the lake" vs. "up over the hill". I still haven't plowed yet as I'm trying to get the truck in for an oil change before I put the plow on, but I've really reached my max as far as getting the car in and out go. If it snows again before the truck is ready, I'll have to either put the plow on (and then take it off again) or just drive the truck to/from the 'stead. But, it's SUCH a gas-hog that I REALLY don't want to have to do that! I'll have to take some pictures so you can see the snow here.
Anyway, that's my news . . . such as it is. Happy Friday!