28 November 2008

what about this?

I'm in.

24 November 2008

life and what's been up

Here are a few of the recent events and activities: I started substitute teaching in Santa Maria. I like junior high best, so I try to take mostly those jobs. I often come home utterly exhasted and bursting with funny/delightful/weirdo stories. I had to get new clothes since I didn't have many professional-ish clothes. So, last week a did some shopping. JC Penny's is going up in my book and Old Navy has been quite underwhelming. I've been in planning to move to Oregon (yipee!) and thinking about job, place to live, church, friends, etc for that transition. I think I'll go right after Christmas. I've been on the on the phone with David. I've been reading like it's going out of style, checking out copious numbers of library books. (And subsequently racking up copious amounts of fines...oops.) And visiting Grandma as much as possible. She's as dear as ever and I have been cherishing this season with her. I've been living with my parents in California, which means that I eat and sleep a lot more regularly than usual. Very nice. I like them a lot. I've been loving being back at Grace Bible Church for awhile. And working hard in a Bible study with some amazing women. What a treasure. I was taking a community art class for awhile, but haven't been able to be part of that lately because of mundanly significant things like jury duty and work. I've been re-learning how to live in America. Sometimes that gets me at strange times, like when the girl at the bank gets super chatty and friendly. I sort of looked at her out of the corner of my eye and grunted. I've been hanging out at Starbucks. And I've been trying to write on a regular basis. I've been knitting, knitting, knitting. Well, there you go! That's what's been going on around here.