Good Saturday morning! Thank you for joining me. Come on in for some drinks! Coffee? Tea?
If we were having drinks, I would tell you it’s been a warm and sunny week, a nice change from the previous week. I would tell you I have been going out to the backyard to check on my flowers as well as the cherry tree and raspberries. Good news is the raspberries has new leaves sprouting from its branches. The bad news is all the other trees (fruitless Asian pear tree, Japanese Maple, and cherry tree) seemed to still be dormant.
The temperature is supposed to spike to the 70’s (Fahrenheit) this weekend, so hopefully, it will wake them. The weeds were woken up by the 50-degree temperature, surely, a cherry tree can wake up at 70-degree temperature.
Another bad news is yesterday was so warm, I decided to place my tomato plants outside for some sunshine. When I brought it back into the house, a few looked wilted. They can’t be dead, can they? 😬
If we were having drinks, I would tell you it’s been an average week. My mom’s family’s immigration status had sped up after a long 13-year wait. Every night, she came home to a mountain of paper work which I have to help with. It’s very frustrating because she wouldn’t explain to me what was going on, what the forms were for. It’s like someone asks you to write the second-half of a book without giving you the first half. She had me call the helpline without giving me any information and expected me to know the questions to ask.
What’s worse was after I got off the phone, she criticized me about it, saying my English is not good and I don’t know how to socialize with people. I think she meant I can’t converse with people but I don’t think having a stutter counts as an inability to converse.
If we were having drinks, I would tell you I had the second interview for a job opportunity on Thursday and the mistake I made was telling my mom about it afterward. So stupid! She went on the night yelling about why I didn’t lie (or critical thinking, as she called it) on that question. The question was “Do I own a smartphone.” I answered “No, but I can get one.”
I’m sorry but I am not comfortable lying. I believe in karma and lying can set off a chain of events. That was why I quit my job. I wasn’t comfortable telling little lies for my bosses.
I don’t think my answer to that question is a deal breaker, though. Is it possible they won’t hire me because of this question?
I haven’t heard back from the HR lady yet but it’s only been a day. At the moment though, I will pray to God, pray he will lead the way because I feel very lost at the moment and my mom is driving me insane with this whole work situation. She thought I’d have a job by now and she kept telling me I should regret quitting my job, which was another job she had pushed me into. Well, guess what, I don’t and can’t regret quitting that job because even if I do regret that decision, I can’t go back and undo it. It’s in the past. Move on already!
If we were having drinks, I would tell you some of my fun times this week was spent in church. Even though I am an introvert, sometimes getting out of the house and meeting new people makes me feel better. Going out and conversing with people makes me feel less depressed about my current situation. I should do that more often but then meeting too many new people exhausts me.
If we were having hot drinks, I would thank you for joining me this weekend and hope to see you again next weekend.