So, a funny thing happened today. As I was driving to work this morning, I was having a long talk with myself about prayer, generosity, requests and gratefulness. I said, I sure do appreciate that when I asked for a job that I like, that I am good at, with nice people, which pays enough to meet my needs, I got exactly that; but if I could someday get a little extra money to be able to do fun things and buy frivolous things again, that would be great. I had no idea how - or if - it would manifest, and put it out of my mind. This afternoon my manager randomly pulled me into her office and said, I am giving you a $1/hr raise, retroactive to the first of the month. It took me a couple hours to put those events together, but am astounded and grateful at the speed of the the manifestation of my request. She also paid me quite a compliment; that when she orders temps now, she asks that they send her another 'me'. /blush
The baby cockatiel is HUGE. I am now worried that they are feeding her too much and she will get sick. I hope not. I hope I have just forgotten how fast they grow. I can see little gray pinfeathers starting to develop underneath her skin... please let her stay healthy and grow into a fine, strong bird.
Not much else to report. I think I knit half a row on the sweater. CNCH is this weekend and I am thinking of driving to Santa Clara for the day. Flying is faster, and I wonder if the cost in gas / hotel would be any less than a round trip plane ticket. I looked at Amtrak, and it will take forever, since most of the travel time ends up being via bus. peh. I have another 12 hour day tomorrow and 6 hours on Saturday... so I will see how I feel about that long drive (8 or 9 hours each way, I believe). I am gunning for Monday off work if the schedule ever slows down.