Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Jobs Updates

Blessed Ash Wednesday!  Or as the philosopher likes to say, "Have a suitably penitential Lent!"

Yeah, so Ash Wednesday is February 13 this year.  Tomorrow is the day of chocolates and roses (not that I usually get either - I prefer live plants and a home-cooked meal!)  But it's been a busy six weeks since my last post... holy moley!


The campus library where I work is *almost* done.  It's been two years in process, and now I'm just waiting for the computers to be installed.  Maybe even as soon as next week I'll be able to throw open the doors and welcome the students! 

This is what it looked like just before Christmas:

This is what it looks like now:

WOW!!!!!!!  Ok, yeah, I am super pumped and excited.  ::grin::

So what else is going on?  Well, a job has posted at a (local-ish) university where the philosopher would dearly love to work.  It's a great fit, teaching logic and critical thinking.  He's got someone on the inside singing his praises.  This someone also helped design the curriculum which prompted the need for this new position.  I know higher ed is a nightmare for jobs.  They're hard to find and harder to get.  Trust me, I know.  How many jobs have I seen the philosopher apply for, only to be rejected?  If he is meant to be a professor, this is it.  This is the job he need to have. It's a great Christian school and everything that can be is in his favor. 

So I'm praying, and praying hard.  Trying not to pray for our wills, but God's will.  But it can't be wrong to still hope (and pray, yes) that this really is where God wants him.  So if you're so inclined, would you pray with us?  That's my Lenten discipline this year - to pray, and pray hard, and pray focused - for the man I've been married to for nearly nineteen years and who remains the love of my life.  I'm praying for a job, and if that door closes I'm praying for peace, and guidance, and a renewed sense of purpose.

So Blessed Lent, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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