Home from Chicago. A great city. But the highlight of the visit was the morning walks along the lake with my friend. I miss having a walking buddy who lives in town. I miss my friend.
In other news, EM GOT A JOB!
When the plane touched down last night, i turned on my phone to let Em know we had landed. She texted back with "Yippee, and btw, i got a job."
I gasped "Oh my god!" as the plane was still taxiing and then had to explain myself to fellow passengers, who were looking at me in some consternation.
It's at a national toy store with a backwards letter in its name. She filled out an online job application, from which i expected exactly nothing to occur.
But i was wrong. She got called back for a second interview and then heard back that night that it was a go. She starts on Monday.
The reasons i am so happy she got a job:
- Earning your own money is a fine, empowering thing. ( I know because i used to do it and i remember.)
- This gets her butt out of the house where she has been mostly languishing for the past month.
- She will become part of a team. I have had some really fun times at crap jobs (not saying this job is crap mind you) with the other employees. Remember your first job? Yeah.
- Plus she will be all set with a job at Christmas and for next summer. Bonus!
Now i am the only member of this family who is a useless parasite feeding upon the blood of society.