Small pupils and ears are erect and...you can't hear me but I'm purring
Above the bed where I rest is a cross stitching mom did called
AN IRISH BLESSING
It is a favorite of Mom's
In case you can't read it...Mom typed it for you.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
I think this is a very nice place to nap and mediate
My career working at North Carolina State University started in
1969 in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I worked there until our daughter was born
in August of 1971. At that time I applied for a 6 month maternity leave that turned into
5 years. When she started kindergarten in 1976, I started looking for part time work.
I was pretty proud of how our daughter had turned out over the 5 years I was at home.
So as I began applying for part time jobs, imagine my surprise when I was repeatedly asked
what I had been doing for 5 years. When I told them the reply was, "is that all"!. I can hear you all saying WHAT!? Well back then they could ask that. Anyway, I found part time work and eventually full time work in private industry for 10 years. I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to go back to work at N. C. State University.
I decided if I was going to do it I better do it before I turned 40 in 1989. So I applied at NCSU and was called for an interview in the Chemistry Department in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. I'm happy to say I was offered the Chemistry job. My first day was December 1, 1988, very early 7:30 am, I took my coffee pot to the water fountain to fill it up. When I turned the fountain on, evidently it triggered an alarm the labs. About 5 students came running out of labs. They were all offering to HELP me I asked why. Then it was explained. It was not a water fountain it was an eye wash fountain used for quick wash in case of an accident. Here is a current day example. However, way back in 1988 they really did resemble water fountains. As I recall the one I tried to use was porcelain not stainless steel.
Granted it was a funny looking fountain and the place where the water came out had a funky eye shaped thingie on it. LOL We all got a great laugh out of it and I quickly met 5 of my new favorite grad students. There were some quite unusual odors in the organic lab. One in particularly smelled like tomato vines. Exactly how your hand smells when you pick fresh tomatoes. Anytime I came home with that odor on my clothes our first cat would run to the farthest corner of the house. Crazy fun times. I was in Chemistry for ~5 years then I transferred to Physics in 1992.
Without any further delays....here is the breaking news on my Bday giveaway Here is what we are doing: Mom is not a math purrson but this is fairly simple The lucky comment numbers were #3 DaPhenny #11 The Whiskeratti: Toby and Leia 3 is for the month of March, 11 is for the day I was born!! Easy Peasy 3+11= 14... We are rounding it off to 15(my age)....and each of our winners will receive a $15.00 gift card.
Da Phenny and The Whiskerattis have received Amazon gift Card. Enjoy my friends!! Hugs Madi
I'd like to thank you all for the lovely lovely lovey wishes and compliments that I
don't look 15! MOLMOL It is genetic...I was born gray so therefore I will never look my age.