The drab, snowless winter hasn't inspired me to take the camera out of my pocket much lately. But the warmer than usual temperatures may bring Spring early. A week ago I saw crocuses on one sun-catching lawn near the office, a good month early. And yesterday I spotted the early-blooming witch hazel opening up in the northeast corner of the Public Garden. Hey, pitchers and catchers report for spring training today! - normally a blessed event that serves to warm the hearts of fans here in the Northeast weary of battling blizzards, icy sidewalks, and bone-chilling cold. We are, of course, happy to not be dealing with those bothers this winter. But, still, something feels missing.
I went for my interview last week for a job that I'm very interested in. I think it went very well, but you never know what other circumstances may be at play. The HR person said they'd know something within a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I've been unable to stop myself from thinking through the commuter routes and even buying a few wardrobe items since I'd need to be more presentable than in my current job where some colleagues occasionally roll in in sweat pants. Even if this position doesn't come through, I'm looking at jobs for which I actually leave my cubicle on occasion and interact with people, so decent workclothes will be needed regardless.
It was a bit of an exhausting week, but the weekend has been nice and relaxing. Last night we used a discount coupon of D's that was about to expire at the French restaurant La Voile on Newbury St. Wow. The food was delicious. D had the cinnamon-spiced duck l'orange and I had a red snapper filet that was perfectly seasoned. We also sprung for dessert, which we usually skip, and shared a little molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Yum.
With D off at at event today, I'm home, enjoying my sunny living room. I really must get out for a walk. I also have tomorrow off for President's Day, which I'm afraid will mostly be spent doing my taxes. At least it will be a shortened work week.