Rachel Held Evans died on Saturday. She was a shining light for those of us who grew up in the evangelical tradition & then chose to leave that world. She was way too young – 37 – and leaves behind a husband and small children (1 and 3 years old). I am so so so very sad about it. I’ll be reading her books and thinking about how mad I am at God for a while.
Sunday, April 28th
When we came out of the nursing home we were struck by the fact that this car exactly matched Sue’s dress. Fun!
Meanwhile, the blue bunting was eating peacefully at the feeder with a cardinal.
Monday, April 29th
Our house is quite lovely right now.
My status from Facebook: I had a fabulous first day at work - thanks for all your good wishes! Also, I was down at WW even though I forgot my weigh in clothes. A good day!
Tuesday, April 30th
I FINALLY finished my lone crochet project of the year (not counting finishing last year’s blankets). The recipient loved it – whew! I laughed when she sent the pictures – she knew better than to send a picture with a face on it if she didn’t want it on my blog. Ha!
Wednesday, May 1st
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak!
Thursday, May 2nd
The Dr. Van Fleet rose at Dr. M’s father’s house – so delicate & pretty. It’s about 70 years old.
Friday, May 3rd
Dr. M went for his first physical therapy session today – fortunately it is located very close to us (well, nearly 10 miles, but that’s close now that we live 10 miles from everywhere.).
Meanwhile, I was arranging my desk. I LOVE the little finger highlighters! I really need to find some project to use them on.
Saturday, May 4th
Fundraising barbecue is big around here. They serve actual BBQ (as opposed to those folks who “have a barbecue” & are really just grilling hamburgers). Yum!
I missed Monday, but took a picture of my daily work outfit for the rest of the week. I don’t know why. There’s a big full length mirror in the bathroom at work. I’m amused at some of my choices. For example, Tuesday’s outfit looks like pajamas. And you know, I’m ok with that! Also, what is UP with my Friday hair?
I survived my first week at my new job! I actually really enjoyed it – I think this will be a good fit for me. However, I will be mostly brain dead in the evenings until I feel more comfortable with all the aspects of the position. Learning is hard work! Although to be fair to myself, most of this stuff is very similar to work I’ve done in the past, so perhaps it won’t take as long as I think to get the hang of things.