So life has continued at a rather quick pace since I last posted anything here. Routines have been created – wake up around 7am, shower, breakfast, run to catch the 7:53 bus, transfer, get into the office somewhere between 8:30 and 8:40, drink coffee or tea, desk time, meetings, chatting, planning, lunch, desk time, desk time leave work around 5pm (or sometimes earlier, since I make it in half an hour early), catch the bus, wait in exasperation for my second bus (and if the weather is nice give up and walk home), get home around 6:15 or so, make dinner/eat dinner, get sleepy, chat with Alex, read the internets, read my books, hang out with housemates, sleep.
As for the work itself, I am enjoying it for the most part. I think it helps that I don’t really miss my old job (the people yes, the job not really). I like the routine of riding buses (I am reading so many more books now, especially with discovering how well it works to read library books on my iPod) and working in an office with adults. Sometimes it can get frustrating when the end objectives don’t always seem clear, but I really like my fellow VISTAs and I am excited about our goals.
If you check out my Flickr stream from time to time, you can see that I have been up to some fun things including a train ride around Mt. Rainier with Alex’s family, gone to a church related young adult potluck, numerous happy hours with co-workers and new friends, made blackberry jam, granola and a carrot cake for Alex’s birthday, a celebratory after party with co-workers for the United Way Day of Caring, a weekend at Alex’s grandparents’ lake cabin with friends. So in case you missed them, here are some pictures from the past few weeks:
Downtown Seattle from Fremont
Alex and his birthday carrot cake
Taken from the back deck at Captain Blacks on Capital Hill
Stephen, Elissa (my fellow VISTAS) and Mandi (co-worker) at the after party for the Day of Caring
Alex and his friends from high school at the lake cabin
Alex and I standing in front of a train
Alex, his father and his grandfather - on a train