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Remember how I said that being unemployed is a good thing?  Well, this is one of those times for me.  I have a friend who is recooperating post-surgery, so I’m actually hanging out with her for the next few days.  And since she lives semi-close to family, I get to see my mom and sister, too.  I’m not sure if I’ll see my dad on this trip or not – that’s one of those things about being related to pastors, you never can tell what the schedule will be like.

Once I get home from this jaunt, I will hopefully be able to start making some plans for myself in terms of how I spend my time.  I do like the freedom that comes from unemployment but I tend to get a little stir-crazy being at home.  That feeling has been exacerbated lately, so I really do want to find something outside of the house to keep me occupied.  Maybe that’s a job, maybe a volunteer stint.  I’ve done some emailing of professional contacts through the church, so hopefully something will pan out.  In the meantime, I get to have a few days away enjoying the company of people I love.  And when I get back, Crossways will start, plus I’ll be getting into teaching Bible study myself on Sundays.  Oh, plus there’s a wedding at church labor day weekend and our ChristCare group, wow, it’s going to be busy in the evenings and weekends.  I just need something to keep me occupied during the day.

What I don’t want is to work full time, though.  That much I know.  It’s too hard on our lives to introduce another full-time demand into the schedule.  I was just sharing with my friend tonight that I’ve only had one full-time job in my life, and that was only when Travis was in seminary.  Good thing I met him, I can just sit back and be a “lady of leisure.”  Whatever that is – like I could actually handle sitting around doing nothing all day.  But it is kind of fun for a little while!