I GOT THE JOBBB!!!!!!!!! Whew! Finally, a permanent, full-time faculty member at a college I LOVE. And I may be the new Writing Center director. Just depends. I'll find out soon. :D
I was shocked and amazed that the vice president told me before I left the interview that the position is mine. So happy. So so happy. I'm so much LIGHTER because I don't have to worry about whether or not there will be enough courses to teach, etc. Health insurance, retirement benefits. YAY!
And I have time to read again since the semester is over. I have about 15 pages of The Sorrows of an American left, and it's about damn time that I be finished. It's a good book, there just haven't been enough hours in the day to finish it.
In other news, B. and I are off to the mountains for a well-deserved (on both our parts) vacation next week. We'll be gone from Monday to Friday with no Internet (on purpose). You can bet I'll be relaxing, swimming, seeing what's to see in Maggie Valley, NC, and READING. I'm not sure exactly what I'll take yet, but my first inclination is The Omnivore's Dilemma and A Great and Terrible Beauty. YA and non-fic sound like the perfect fixes for my current reading mood.
And I have TWO Bibliobuffet columns to finish, so I should really be going. However, I will be back with more bookish banter tonight or tomorrow.
Thank you all so much for the crossed fingers (and toes). It paid off!