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An Unexpected Journey 
28th-Sep-2011 07:22 am
Well, a lot in my life is changing very, very quickly. I've known for a while my current job was not really sustainable; it wasn't getting me anywhere, the environment was not the best, and the pay was not covering the basics I needed it to. I'm saying these things in the past tense because I'm handing in my notice today. I'm also leaving my apartment of four years and moving back in with my parents. It's not precisely ideal, and it's happened very, very fast, but I've been offered a library assistant's position there, and with a significant cut in living costs, the lodging situation should afford me enough savings to move to Oz in a few months. Living there is something I've wanted to do for a couple of years now, and this should get my savings where they need to be to make that happen.

Silver linings.

Anyway, the next few days are going to be a whirlwind of everything collapsing at once. To that end, I have some things that I'm not going to be able to take with me. Is there anyone on my flist who would like (or knows of anyone who would like) some craft supplies? I've got several yards of cotton broadcloth, various colors, quite a bit of scrapbook paper and stickers, and some knitting supplies (needles in various sizes, stitch counters, crochet hooks, knitting scissors, and yarn - some acrylic, three skeins of dark grey, high-quality 100% wool). The paper I can recycle or donate to my daycare, but the knitting and fabric stuff I really hate to see wasted. If anyone's interested, please let me know as soon as possible, and we'll work out the details. I'd like to say it's all completely free, but depending on where the happy crafter is, I may need a small contribution to cover shipping. I'm not looking to make money on this deal, though, I just don't want this stuff to languish in storage or worse, be thrown away.

Thing two, if we are on thing two, is a request for all the good vibes, energy, and prayer you guys can send my way. This move is already hard on me, and it's probably going to get worse. I love my family, but there are a lot of issues tied with going back that I won't get into now. Suffice it to say I'd be very grateful for all the encouragement I can get over the next few months. I've come to rely on my friends so much over the past few years, and if there's anything I've learned, I know that having people who care about you makes all the difference in a tough situation. I'm always amazed by how blessed I am in my friends; thank you for keeping me going, guys.
28th-Sep-2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
I'd be glad to find a home for your sewing and knitting stuff. And it'd give us an excuse to get together.

28th-Sep-2011 05:02 pm (UTC)

That's excellent news. I'll be pretty embroiled in moving this week, but perhaps next weekend? I know you work Saturdays, but I could come on a Sunday afternoon, if that works.

28th-Sep-2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
This Sunday afternoon? That would be excellent! And I would feed you, too!

Otherwise, perhaps we could arrange a day to come to you, since the DH is going to have several days off coming up.
28th-Sep-2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure I can do this Sunday. Let me double check, but that is a tentative yes. What time would be best?
29th-Sep-2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Anytime after 1. I should be home from church by then! Ooh! *starts to plan menu...*
29th-Sep-2011 02:35 pm (UTC)

Well, drat. This Sunday is rehearsal for the medieval fair. I'd forgotten. So I can either come on the sixteenth, in two weeks, or we can try for a Friday evening? I apologize for my ridiculous schedule. :/

29th-Sep-2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
A Friday evening works this week. Not sure about next week at this point. Two weeks would also probably work. We might also work out an afternoon or evening that we could come see YOU for a change.

And don't apologize for something you can't help. Modern schedules are the bane of most people's lives these days, LOL!

((hugs)) Anyhow, I look forward to seeing you.
29th-Sep-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Everything just keeps getting more complicated! To be honest, two weeks works better for me than tomorrow; it's looking like I'll have to stay late for work, which wouldn't give us much time at all, and I'd like to have a good visit. We haven't had one in ages! Let's try for Sunday the sixteenth for sure, and if a week from Friday works better, we'll do that instead. And of course you're always welcome here, though moving may make the apartment a bit of a mess.
29th-Sep-2011 05:45 am (UTC)
It sounds very exciting! Good luck with all of it.
29th-Sep-2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll need it!
29th-Sep-2011 06:04 am (UTC)
Sending lots of good thoughts your way.
29th-Sep-2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much.
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