Another new beginning.

I promised a meal plan today… but actually, I realized I don’t need one!  But for fun, here it is.  All the reasons I don’t have to plan meals are way more exciting than planning them anyway….

Tuesday: Pasta and pesto from Italy!  Eric’s parents brought it back for us.
Wednesday: Fast food on our way out of Portland.
Thursday: Dinner at Lauren’s Bachelorette party…
Friday: Lauren’s rehearsal dinner — a Russian feast!
Saturday: Wedding dinner.  I requested the zinfandel-braised short ribs.
Sunday: Something my mom makes…. mmmm.
Monday: Play it by ear?  Either Mama food or food on the road.

See now, wasn’t that more fun?  Less resourceful, but… I’m so excited.  We are leaving right after Eric gets off work tomorrow and should be in Spokane between ten and midnight….

The title of this post is “Another new beginning.”  This is because as of a few days ago I’m looking for a new job.  I’ve been applying for a few teaching jobs, but none of them sound all that appealing — the pickings are slim a week before school starts!  I’ve been hoping for a fluke opening, an emergency class-size reduction position.  I’ve heard of this happening before and there’s no reason it couldn’t happen to me, right?  I spent a lot of time writing essay questions for one application yesterday and today, and literally 30 minutes after I applied online I received an email that the position had been pulled.  Not too encouraging for my first attempt, but I feel much more tenacious, much more confident today than I did last week.  And, by the grace of God, much less anxious.

It’s a dreary day here in Portland, but clear, sunny Spokane skies are in the forecast for the wedding.  So much joy and love will be evident this weekend, and I can’t wait to be part of making it special for my little sister.

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