it has mostly been a good week.
i am remembering how much happier i am when i excercise (biked 10miles yesterday) and bemoaning the fact that my skin can't take more than about an hour in the sun even with 50 sunblock. even that much time leaves me with a slight sunburn so that i can't do it every day.. stupid doxycycline. i remember when 10 miles was nothing to me. my pride wants me to be doing 20 every time i go out.
the grass is coming up on our newly fixed lawn and it looks SO much better (pictures will be forthcoming as soon as i fix my camera battery charger). the tomatoes are going gangbusters and we may actually get a few strawberries.
i have done 4 informational interviews. the first two were great. the second two sucked. i blame the methodist church.
i talked to cindy gregorson (one of the minneapolis district superintendents) and sally johnson (deacon at hennepin UMC). both of them were nice ladies. neither of them were any help.
apparently because the UMC up here has no money, there is also no help for deacons to find work. sure, people have some contacts in the non-profit sector, but it isn't actually part of their job to help deacons looking for work. in fact, most of the deacons are not actually working outside the church. instead they are doing the work of elders in congregations that already have 2 elders.....this is very frustrating to me.
worse yet, deacons only meet annually with their DS and have cursory attachment to a church because they already have a supervisor in their job. as a result of this, there is no structure in place to make use of deacons as an informational source. i have no problems with deacons not answering to the church as much as elders, but the waste of them as a resource apalls me.
i continue to apply for things and cross my fingers.
i have discovered that i love to knit socks.
i knit a pair for my mother for mother's day and after some initial figuring-out, i am working on my third pair. pictures will be forthcoming as soon as i fix my camera battery charger....
i barely see ross these days as tech for 1776 is in full swing. we get a few moments in the morning after he rejoins the world of the living (i'm up before he is) and sometimes at night. but monday we went to see
i have been having GREAT fun with my new character thanks to sidhedevil
and a few others gave me advice too, but i haven't had a chance to follow up on it yet. it is so nice not to feel burnt out. it is lovely to not be bored, and i am learning a lot about combat - lessons i am ashamed to admit, i played over 3 years without. ventrue get other people to do their killing.