This rose has finally bloomed, and it is too beautiful and bright to be represented digitally. That’s OK. I was so happy to see it and smell it this morning. It is a fragrant cloud, and man, is it ever fragrant!
I am on the panel today to interview the top candidates for my soon to be former job. One applicant has pretty stellar credentials, but lists many “publications” that were posted on a blog. Why on earth would a person do that. That blog led me to her blog. That blog was a vomit of information (much like mine). Only hers had an edge to it. There was also a youtube video of her, and although I won’t be working with her directly, my current peers will, and I would not like to think of her working with anyone I care about.
I wrote my boss an e-mail asking about the ethics of checking out the online presence of a job applicant. She called it “due diligence,” and said the woman led us there. Which is true. It is a brave new world. I don’t think I know the rules anymore. But I do know that I would not like a potential employer reading my blog!
The HOA meeting was last night. I have been on the board since 2004, in several two-year terms. My term is up in July and I may very well step down. We have a member who is suddenly deciding to turn this little low-key neighborhood into a totalitarian state. I tried to argue with him last night about the new form residents will need to submit to get house colors approved. Oh dear Lord. I work for the government and EVEN I think it is over the top. I will need to send this out to homeowners this week. I don’t know how I will put my name to it because it goes against everything dear to me. Then the conflict – do I stick around to be a voice of reason, or do I just get the heck out of the way of these nuts?
Today I will gladly turn on the AC. When I got home last night the house was at an alarming 88 degrees. I need to bake cupcakes for a meeting tomorrow (my last!!!!!!), and it is going to get hot in here tonight.
When I woke this morning, my right knee was so painful I could barely move it without excruciating pain. Oh, the thoughts that went through my mind. Why have I put all these miles on these old joints? Why does this hurt? Why in the morning when I have been asleep all night? Why not while I am running up or down the 8 flights of stairs that I do frequently? I don’t get it. But I do know that it is unlikely that I will be running a half marathon this weekend. Happy and Sad about that!
Look at these things that are on my mind. I marvel at the fact that somehow I am back to a “normal” life. Thank you Lord God!