Today was my first day of work. Well, technically it was yesterday, but I haven’t slept yet, so it still counts as today. It’s always hard starting a new job, but it will get easier. I am a server in the dining room at a nursing home. The residents are so sweet and my coworkers are really good to work with.
You know, this summer I went traipsing off to Europe with no plan for when I came back. Sure, I intended to stay near my university, but I had no definite plans. Where was I going to live? Was I going to have a job? Would I be able to make ends meet? I worried about these and other problems all summer. But I didn’t need to. Because my God has a plan for my life. Halfway through the summer I got word that my housing problem was solved. I was going to share an apartment with 2 school friends. Praise God for providing! But I still didn’t have a job. Or a car. I have a job now. I am poorer as a result of living with no income for a month, but I’ll earn it back. I still don’t have a car, but God has a plan for that, too.
Seeing God provide for me has been a theme for me this past year or so. I have seen Him make the impossible possible, whether it was returning for school for my senior year, going on a fantastic and eye-opening tour of Europe, or starting life on my own. God is always there for me, and even when life doesn’t make sense I know I can trust Him.
Work at 6 am is not cool. But having a job is, so I should stop complaining. Anyway, yesterday was pretty awesome. I went to my friend’s house and she and 2 other friends and 1 worked on crafts and projects. I worked on a skirt. I’m excited to see how it will come out! So I’ve got the skirt in the works and my tatting projects. The one I started last week I think I’m going to modify the pattern to make it bigger so that I can put it in the back of a sweater. You know, one of those flowy open-back sweaters that are in style right now? So I hope it works out.
I’ve been working on research for my novel and after some initial setbacks came upon a gold mine. I’ve been looking for a list of rules/regulations/restrictions for Jews etc. under German jurisdiction during WWII and the Holocaust. For a good while I couldn’t find anything and I just assumed my search terms weren’t specific enough, but then last night I found a website with a bunch of translated Nazi government documents. I was so excited to finally find some of what I was looking for!! If you want to browse, the web address is:
Not literally. But I walked into work an hour early this afternoon. My coworker looked at me a bit strangely. Oh well,such is life. At least I get paid for an extra hour 🙂 And I brought my tatting to work on. Maybe I’ll try to find a new pattern to work on in green variegated thread…A very simply pattern…