Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall Has Arrived

The cool weather has finally arrived in Redwood City. I am so grateful because I much prefer cool weather to hot.

My paralegal classes at school have finally reached the point where they require work. I don't know why, but the semester got off to a very slow start, but now we are getting regular assignments and homework. I tend to spend at least a couple of hours everyday reading and working on assignments. I've also begun typing up notes of the content in the books because I think it helps me retain the materials.

Early last week I received an email from Thousands of Bolts informing of a batik sale. I resisted the urge to shop for several days, but finally, as the end of the sale approached, it was too much for me to resist. They were selling batiks for less than $5 a yard! I absolutely adore batiks for my quilting projects.

Now I'm definitely done buying fabric this year! While I did buy a couple pieces for projects I've planned over the next year, most of these pieces are for my fabric stash; I just tend to have better luck shopping that way. Often when I try to buy fabrics for a specific project, I am rarely able to find the right color fabric when I need it. And colors tend to display wrong on the computer, so I rarely have much luck buying online when I need a specific fabric. And I had been so good at my stash busting efforts early this year... Oh well, there's always next year.

Speaking of projects, I need to try and convince myself to get back into the sewing room. I started cutting out my brother's quilt, but I have yet to sew any of the pieces. I'd really like to have the quilt top and backing assembled in time to take it up to Oregon in December. I have a machine quilter up there who I've been using for years who is (relatively) inexpensive and fast.

And now that cooler weather has arrived, it would be nice to get the living room drapes made. I tried to get started on that project a few weeks back, but the drapery hardware in the living room was taken down for the repainting and in the process some of the pieces went astray. I keep hoping we'll find the missing pieces, but we may end up having to buy new rods.

I finally had an interview yesterday for that unpaid paralegal internship position I mentioned like three weeks ago. When I got the posting from Cañada College weeks ago, I was led to believe this was a sure-thing job placement, but it turns out it isn't. They have interviewed a number of candidates and have more coming in. It's quite astonishing how much competition there is for an unpaid position. I'm not going to get my hopes up because I've gotten pretty discouraged in my earlier job searching efforts. And now I'm also faced with the ordeal of trying to reverse the internship class they made me sign up for in order to apply for this position. I don't think it's fair that I should have to pay the class fees as well as have a W (withdrawal) grade on my transcript because I embarked on this process.

On the bright side, I have this morning arranged an interview for later this month for a possible internship next semester at an intellection property firm. If I'm offered a position, this process should go more smoothly next semester.

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