It's been a very busy week. I keep thinking that I'm going to settle in to a blogging routine. The rest of my life isn't following any particular pattern, so I don't know why I thought my internet use might.
Reading. I've been reading one book for the past month and a half, and I'm nearly done. I've been locking myself in my office during my lunch break to read instead of socializing with the rest of the staff. While that's probably not a good idea in the long run, it does feel good to actually have a break from people and from thinking in the middle of the day.
Muncie friends. I went back down to school this weekend and had a wonderful time with everyone. It was homecoming weekend and so lots of people came in from all over. I am so, so blessed in my friends, who take care of me when I'm dying of asthma and let me sleep on their couch for days at a time and who make me laugh and laugh with me.
Fabric shopping. When I started working at my current agency this summer, I knew that my fabric store was close. However, I never went. With my pool job I didn't have much time to sew this summer. Now that I'm through for a while (maybe) with weekend jobs, I have time for crafting again. As a result, I've been to the fabric store twice this week. It's a five minute drive from work, which is scarily convenient. I know this isn't the situation that the term is used for, but I've broken the seal...
Silly politicians. The current governor of Chicago came to our office yesterday for a press conference. He signed over $2.5 million dollars to build a new child development center, which is very exciting and also a little scary. Yay, more work! It is a good thing, though. I also read a great survey from the Latino Policy Forum that was sent to both candidates for governor. Now, I'm not saying that I like Pat Quinn- he is exactly everything that you expect from a schmoozy politician- but he's out here trying. Where is the other guy? Seems to me Rauner's just sitting in a corner somewhere with all his old white guy friends hoping that people's disappointment with Quinn will be enough for them to swing to his side. Ick.
Texting. For all that people rail about technology's ill effects on people's ability to communicate, texting comes in really handy. I know that it's important to be able to talk to people face to face, and to not hide behind a screen when having important conversations- but sometimes it's really nice to be able to reread those conversations afterwards. That's all.