I had a second interview for a job I am really interested in today. My degree, my employment experience, and my small business have little to do with each other, but a biopharmaceutical company approached me and asked me to apply for a position that is somehow an amalgamation of all my skills. I am really hoping I get the job, but I know they are interviewing a lot of people.
I've started selling soap irl at some local craft shows. I only have 4 planned this summer, and they are on weekends so they shouldn't interfere with the new job if I get it.
I've started getting into some hobbies since I last visited hubski. I picked up sewing again, and I've been making my own versions of cottagecore and prairiecore dresses I keep seeing on Instagram. I'm upcycling fabric from bedsheets and curtains that I get from thrifting. I have been feeling an increased sense of guilt from waste and throwing away materials that are still usable, so I've decided from now on not to buy new fashionable clothes. The only clothes I will buy new will be staple pieces that wont go out of style (I bought some black office shoes for my interview for example), any other clothes I buy must be second-hand, or I have to make them myself.
I'm also dipping my toes into pickling eggs, (but just in a container in the fridge, I don't have all the equipment for canning atm) I'm going to try a bunch if different recipes, basically marinating the eggs with various other ingredients.
In other news, my living situation has greatly improved since I was last here. FIL finally told MIL to take a hike bc her NPD behavior was getting more severe and she was making everyone's lives hell while she had a meltdown over everyone getting vaccines (thus, her losing the power of being the one person allowed to leave the house for groceries etc.) Life has been FANTASTIC since she left. SO is happier, his dad is happier. Her leaving coincided with BIL and myself being able to start job hunting, and with everyone having more emotional space to return to a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy.
SO and I have been making some changes to his parents' guest room (which we have been living in for a year now.) I got SO and his brother to remove the large decorative loveseat from our room since we've never used it and it just took up a massive amount of space. I put a short book shelf agaisnt the wall in its place and now all of my belongings are on the shelf, rather than stored in plastic bags all over the floor as they had been. Removing the loveseat has opened up the whole floorplan of the room, and improved the a/c circulation I think. SO Frankensteined a computer from a broken laptop and some parts from Ebay to make a second desktop in his work area. I think these changes have really helped make the living space feel more like "our" space rather than just us and our things being crammed into "a" space.
My plants are doing well, my fuzzy 10lbs kitty is still trying to challenge the 90lbs dog though, so we are continuing to keep them separated. I hope you are having a good week hubski ✌