Beautiful Night

I praise God for the beautiful crisp air and the clear sky tonight. Today the sun was out too, and I loved it soooo much!
Today was not as stressful as it could have been…thanks to a nice break of silence and meditation this afternoon. I was so tired and my body was heavy with weariness. I think it was mostly mental exhaustion from having to focus and worry about so many things at once. I relished the peace and sought refuge in a book I’ve been wanting to finish reading. I started reading “Ruth” by Francine Rivers a while ago and I haven’t had a chance to pick it up for a long time. Ruth is such an amazing woman, and I found out today that I’m not the only one who thinks so. I know that sounds ridiculous to say, but tonight at dinner my roommate and I sat next to some guys (one of which we knew). When his buddies got up to leave for a forum (The War Forum), he told them he’d catch up and we talked for a while. We got on the subject of small groups and my roommate and I shared about how well our groups were going and somehow he brought up Ruth…I was thinking to myself “whoa! That’s soooo trippy! I was just reading about her!” It was a really neat coincidence to hear him talking about what a wonderful woman she was and such.
Anyhow, I thought that was neat. In other interesting news…I got a job as a food critic for $20/hour. It’s sort of weird how it all happened and I’m sort of nervous because it sounds too good to be true. I’m wondering if it’s a scam. I saw the ad in the Falcon newspaper today and I thought I’d call to get some more details. Before I knew it, some guy over the phone was telling me that I’d get an application in the mail and I could start as soon as I wanted. I was like, “dang! What did I just sign up for!?” I pray that I was not ripped off, because there was a $49 application fee that I was told would be refunded completely if I wasn’t interested after the trial period. Giving information about myself to anybody I don’t know just makes me nervous. I pray all goes well because it sounds like a pretty sweet deal; I can bring friends, choose my assignments, get compensated for whatever I spend on the food, choose my own hours, go to fancy restaurants for free and get paid $20+ to fill out a little survey after every outing!
So things are picking up for me…I have a feeling God has big plans for me in the near future. I applied for PA and Assistant News Editor at the Falcon…I hope one of those comes through for me. I also have an application to work at this cute little flower shop up on Queen Anne. It’s a ritzy little place that I assume pays well because some of the prices there are pretty expensive.
Something else that I’m excited about is my one on one with Cassie yesterday. We went to get coffee over in Fremont and ended up in this really cool ‘hole-in-the-wall’ bookstore. I love it! They had all sorts of great books on sale for a $1! They also had this funny cat that reminded me a lot of an old cat that I used to have growing up that would suck on his tail, it’s a funny site. So we sat there and sifted through books, while the cat made himself comfortable in Cassie’s lap. Hours later we were told that the store was closing and I walked out with three books and Cassie got a few too. We never did get coffee, but we discovered a great place to get lost in…both Cassie and I felt we could have stayed there for hours. What’s even better is that when I got back and met up with the current assistant news editor, Lia, to work on an article, I found out that she loves that bookstore too and makes trips there regularly! I discovered that we have a lot in common. I was glad to get to know her better and swap book names and such.
So here I am, once again…smiling after a long day and ignoring the thoughts of all that I must get done by the end of this week. I’m anxious to go outside and enjoy my quiet time under the stars tonght…even if it is freezing cold outside. 🙂

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