Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d probably first bring up my bafflement that the local food kitchen won’t allow a Census Recruiter to come recruit at their site. They’re supposed to help the poor. Geez. Also,last Tuesday  I went to a Power Employment Workshop for job seekers and not one person was willing to apply. It doesn’t make sense. The pay is good and the hours flexible.

Last Monday I went to recruit at a Kiwanis meeting and was impressed by the members, who’re very service minded. I also liked that the group had members of all ages. The lunch was at a Senior Center, but 3 or 4 were much younger. I like when people socialize outside of their demographic. That night I recruited at the Evanston League of Women Voters’ Drinks & Dialog event. Lots of vibrant, smart women were there.

I’m getting nervous about a quick trip to Boston for a Small Claims Trial I initiated. I wouldn’t have bothered but I was out almost $2500 and that makes a difference. I’m organizing documents like emails and want to dot every i and cross every t. I’m not eloquent in such novel situations and the other side is sure to have a lawyer. It may snow tomorrow. I hope I get there for the Wednesday proceedings.

Wednesday I attended a mystery book club to discuss Dick Francis’ Nerve. I wasn’t blown over by the book, but the group is engaging and fun. Monday my Great Books group met to discuss Nietzche’s Birth of Tragedy. Boy, was that dense. I really didn’t like the reading, but again, the group’s insights redeemed the whole experience. Next month we read Wealth of Nations, well the first 9 sections of that.

Thursday I got a little joy out of saving my second warmest winter coat. The zipper got off track, but the marvelous Michelle at my library’s makerspace knew how to fix it and with some pushing, tugging and crimping we got it fixed. Good thing she owns a zipper repair kit. I didn’t know there were such things.

I’m not sure where I’ll be working after the Census ends in August. I applied for two teaching jobs. One’s in Cambodia and the other’s in Kazakstan. I do plan to look into Instructional Design jobs here. My skills transfer, it’s just a matter of convincing an employer that they do.