Thankful Friday

Apparently, I only write on Friday’s these days.

This week brought more recruitment events. Both flops.

I took my comprehensive exam for my degree on Tuesday. I’ll know the results sometime next week. That’s all I want to say about that right now.

12-14 hour days this week, none of it spent on Julie’s house as we are working around her floor guys/cabinet guy (kind of a blessing if you ask me) and that meant lots of falling asleep on the couch, but a few things got crossed off our list here. Mark got to the lawn and while the hedge and trees aren’t trimmed yet the yard isn’t the ugliest one on the street anymore. He feels better. He and I both got moved in to our offices. Boxes gone. My couch/cork lamp are in place. I just need to hang a few things on the wall and then I can have the ribbon cutting with the Chamber. I have photos to post. The window treatements that Trisha made me are STUNNING. Just stunning. In fact the tax guys that office down the hall keep stopping by and jealously comment how it’s not fair that my space looks so good.

I’ve been asked to serve on the board of the non-profit that runs the building. Community Service Building is in fact run by a non-profit and requires two agencies to be represented on the board. So as of January, I’ll be sitting on the board.

I spent a day at USAO meeting with the president, lunching in the cafeteria, spending money in the bookshop, visiting the alumni house. I have plans to become more active with the alumni. There are plans to partner GS with USAO and at the end of the day, “whatever you need Misti, you just come ask. We’re here for you.”

So many stresses, volunteers bitching, parents questioning, timelines looming. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

I’m running away from it all this afternoon and going to Arkansas. I haven’t seen my mom since we all gathered to bury my dad’s wife in June. It’s been way too long. I miss my family so so much. I miss my nephews and I can’t wait to see their new puppy Anna Banana. I’m going to do everyone’s hair and I’m going to show my mom how to make homemade apple butter and I’m going to just chill out.

Mark isn’t coming with me. He’s staying here to finish work on Julie’s house. *lord please let that get crossed off of our list* We both decided it was better for me to go home this weekend and him stay here It’s not ideal. At all. But it’s fine. I’ll be home Sunday in time to settle in with Michael and finish this roller coaster of a tv show that he and I love so much. Breaking Bad forever finale airs that night and that will just be the topping on this weekend of soaking in some family time.

Right now, I’ve typed so long that Mark jumped the shower line. I’ll go clean the cat box, unload the dishwasher and start throwing some things in a suitcase. So much work awaits me in my office, but I’m looking beyond that.

Family. Home. Refill.

Hope your weekend holds all three.

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