I got a real job.
I am working for a non-profit political organization, working on their communications. New website, print newsletter, e-newsletter, e-marketing, graphics, the whole shebang. A lot of the old synapses are starting to fire again and I am enjoying the gig more than I imagined I would.
But, the job has cut deeply into my writing and art-making time, which is a drag, but I think it's worth it.
The coolest part is the job fits all my requirements, and I didn't even have to look for it. I wanted a part-time communications job not far from where I live. This job fits. Plus, I hadn't even been looking, and a recruiter contacted me out of the blue and set everything up. Pretty cool.
So, I have been working for a month or so, and, while this a fairly unconventional workplace, I like my colleagues and I like the work. So it's all good.
In other news, I have been enjoying visitors lately. My good friend, Debbie, came for a long weekend over the 4th of July holiday. We toured touristy places and walked on the beach and ate lots of good food. It was a great weekend!
Nell and Haley from the ATL are heading up this way soon and we are planning a raucous good time. They will be here when my husband's friends Trevor and Chris are coming up to go see Bob Dylan in Chicago. A full, fun house!
My mom is heading up sometime soon as well. She hasn't been feeling well lately, and it looked like I'd be visiting her this summer. But, she's known for changing her mind about things and has decided she wants to visit me! Hurray!
If you are wondering about the crazy picture of toilet paper rolls, that was taken in the bathroom at Bat17 in Evanston. I'm guessing they buy their bathroom products at Costco.