If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been another long week full of changes and obstacles and new things, but I finally feel as though I’m beginning to get my feet under me, and exciting things are happening around here. As I mentioned last week, I have just changed jobs and am working from home for another nonprofit organization. I’m really excited about what I’m getting to do for the organization and about the work the organization is doing, too. Now Sam is also in the process of changing jobs, and we both still have a lot going on creatively—I’m working on the blog and the photography business, while Sam is working on several film projects.
I’ve spent the week doing lots of things to prep for the new job and for both Sam and I working from here more often: reworking my office space so that it’s an office again rather than an oubliette; creating a schedule and calendar for actually getting things done; and having my initial meetings with the organization and doing some research to get things going.
It’s been fantastic to be home with Little Jedi this week rather than having to go into an office. Even when I’ve had work to do, at least we’ve been able to be together, and I have been able to take breaks to do things with him as I needed. I’ve also been able to spend some time with my dear friend Cat and her wonderful wife this week, as they visited early in the week. They’re getting ready to move to NOLA, too, so we hosted them as they look for a place to stay and school for the kids.
Thanks to our friends, we’ve also introduced Little Jedi to the Super Nintendo this weekend, and if you were having coffee with us, you’d likely be either playing along with us or just listening to the clamor over running into a Goomba or getting thisclose to the end of the level and falling off of something. I’ve also been reading comics a lot this week—lots of Saga and Rat Queens. It’s been excellent. And this afternoon we’re headed to another roller derby match. Little Jedi is going to meet some of the players, and he’s super-excited about the entire affair. I’m also pretty excited—I’m still figuring the whole thing out, but it’s fun, and the atmosphere is relaxing, s it’s a good way to spend a Saturday.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you to keep an eye out for a Monster Monday post from me on Dragon from the Shrek franchise. You’ll also find the regular Top Ten Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Thursday Thirteen posts. Unfortunately, due to space and time limitations, I am no longer going to be participating in The Friday 56. The Monster has a rather rigid schedule right now, and I wanted to free up at least one day each week for spur-of-the-moment posts. I don’t feel that I’ve been doing as much writing in that context.
I am working up a schedule for the next month or so of Thursday Thirteens, as I’ve noticed a few of you have started to play along. My plan, from now on, is to have a theme each month that ties together the list ideas, and those who play along are welcome to link their entries in the comments section each week. Look for the page with the August theme and schedule to go up this week.
There’ll be other surprises, too. You might already see a few of them. 🙂
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