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Whatnot – 04/20/22

Root Beer the cat.Root Beer and my son are headed to Everett, WA this Saturday. He secured a nice, top floor apartment with lots of windows for Root Beer. The building is new and very modern. It’s right across the street from the museum he will be working for so he can visit her at lunch. I think she has gotten really used to having a family around during the day so I hope she transitions okay. The pup is going to miss her terribly, I think. Please send good vibes and/or prayers for a safe trip up. 

It’s a busy week. I have a lot to do for work and then tonight is book club to discuss The School for Good Mothers. Thursday night a farewell dinner for my son, Friday is a special event for Student Ministry, Saturday a toddler’s bday party and my nephew’s graduation get-together. This is the most on my calendar since 2019.

My daughter will most likely return to California for the summer. She auditioned for a lot of summer shows but so far, nothing has come from that. One leaves, the other arrives. It is like Grand Central in here.

I am going to keep this short today since I have so much to do. I am just not used to having things on my calendar again. Have a good rest of the week!

Whatnot – 04/13/22

Everett, WA map.We have news!! My son received a job offer last week for Pennsylvania. It wasn’t quite what he was looking for or even in his degree field but it’s really hard for recent grads to find work that pays living wages. It just felt a bit out of reach and honestly, the idea of him going across the country again with his cat was giving me fits. 

But then, yesterday he was offered the position of Assistant Manager of Visitor Services at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, WA! He and Root Beer will be headed to the Pacific Northwest soon! Not super close but not across the country and on the same coast. He is very happy. I am going to miss that cat a lot. The kid too.

With that offer, we are all breathing a sigh of relief. It’s been a little tense here not knowing how it would all play out. Now we wait to see what happens with the Girl this summer. I never fully understood my friends and their moving conversations in regards to their kids but I do now. All this coming and going and the planning that goes into it is draining! Plus, my garage is overflowing. The cat keeps trying to get out there because it’s like a labyrinth of possibilities. So many hiding spots.

I totally forgot that I finished reading Ocean State.  I just wrote up the review for Friday. It’s not like his typical books but still very good.

The other day I went looking for review copies and saw the new Kingsolver book, Demon Copperhead. It sounds so good! I did request it. We’ll see if I get approved.

Demon Copperhead

This is just a funny aside but I need a little motivation to lose the weight I gained since my surgery. So while I was driving around the other day I thought I’d motivate myself by purchasing a Penguin cloth-bound book for every five lbs. lost! They are so beautiful and I’d love to own a few. Anyone want to join me?

Penguin Cloth Bound

That’s it. My brain is all over the place. I have a work project that will require a lot of my time over the next few weeks but I am looking forward to making a dent in it.