I know, I know: I keep apologizing for the lack of updates. Things have been so crazy for me recently! We finally got settled in our first student house and BAM! There was the flood and the mold and we had to move (and yes: a good amount of our stuff in still in boxes…) I started working at the toy store and I *loved* it! I got to do so many great things: I got to play with sparklers and confetti cannons, I helped grandparents pick out their gifts for their grand-kid’s first birthdays, I talked to tweens and teens about anime and manga, I helped mentors pick out end of the year presents for their mentees…the list could go on and on.
Sadly, thanks to my auto-immune issues I discovered that I am not physically able to keep up with a 40 hour/week schedule of constantly walking/moving/lifting. It got to the point where I would sit down in my car at the end of my shift and I wanted to cry I hurt so badly and I would drive home, take an extra B-12, soak my feet with Epsom salt for an hour, and then fall asleep on the sofa. So one Saturday towards the end of my shift I had to tell them that I couldn’t make the job work for me full-time, despite my best efforts (and I had really, really been trying to make it work). They were super supportive and understanding and worked with me, which I honestly was not expecting at all. So, I still work at the toy store (yay!), just not very often (boo!). I now do most of my work at a church – which I am super excited about, too! I have done church work for years (and love it!) so I am grateful that I have been given this opportunity. I obviously won’t be talking about the specifics of my church job very often here for privacy reasons, but I might share resources/printables that I create.
Life has been good. Crazy, and busy, and unexpected: but good. ❤