I am looking looking looking for some sort of temporary employment while I await news of assignment - a month from now I learn my region and synod, and then start the process of getting matched up with a church, which could a short or long ordeal. In the meantime, between now and my start date for my first call, I'd love some sort of employment. So I comb Craigslist multiple times a day, I've sent my resume to a handful of potential employers, and I spent Friday wandering Michigan Avenue, stopping into retail establishments that looked interesting (applying at Argo Tea, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and the Apple Store).
And now I continue to wait. Wait for temporary employment. Wait for assignment. Wait for a first call.
In these past two post-internship, unemployed weeks, I find that there are some days when I can bring myself to do nothing at all of importance. These are the days that I help get Matt out of bed and on his way out the door to class, but then go back to bed until 10 or 10:30, and then spend my day flipping channels and surfing the internet and generally feeling slobby. There are other days, however, when I am a flurry of activity. Today, for instance, I cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen (and I mean REALLY CLEANED - floors washed and mopped, bathtub scrubbed, stovetop cleaned, the works!), and I did some laundry. I planned an impromptu dinner party for Wednesday night with my sister and my cousin, browsed recipes for said dinner party, experimented with making cold-brewed iced coffee (there's a batch steeping in the fridge as I speak), and caught up on some blog reading.
Tomorrow, I really need to finish the last of my unpacking, shove a lot of boxes into our small storage unit, vacuum everywhere, figure out what to make for Wednesday's dessert (and what wine I should buy...yay for an excuse to go to Trader Joe's!), and maybe do some more laundry if I can find more quarters. And maybe knit. I'm on the home stretch with this sweater I've been working on forever - done with the body, partway through the first sleeve.
But of course, there's also the chance that I wake up lazy tomorrow and play video games all day. Sigh.
It's intersting to see what happens when I mix unemployment and waiting.