Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I took this picture on my way home* from work last night. It makes me so, so happy on so many fronts.
We moved here just over a week ago. I called up the local office for an organization I used to work for in the Twin Cities on the off chance they might need me to do some work for them. They called me back almost immediately with a class! and other one off events! that means I have paying work that I'm hoping will turn into consistent paying work. I have a bunch of resumes out and I'm hopeful that I'm going to get something full-time soon, but I'm so excited to be bringing income back into our household, I can hardly contain my excitement.
Also, the drive takes me through rural areas (the smell of manure! the ever present danger of hitting a deer while driving sixty miles per hour!) and a couple of small towns (Piggly Wiggly! places to get gasoline!) until it suddenly becomes a very major metropolitan area. Crazy! The rural areas like above especially please me because I am, at this point in my commute, no more than twenty minutes from the capital of Wisconsin. I met not another car on this road. Awesome. And there were lightning bugs.**
*I did, of course, pull over to the side of the road. I didn't take this while driving.
**Until about two months ago, I thought lightning bugs had gone extinct because I don't think I've seen them since I was a small child. To my excitement, they are quite common around here. I think I'm in love.