Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that yesterday I visited St. Mary of the Lake, a gorgeous Catholic Church in Chicago.
We had a good Christmas. On Christmas Eve we had a fondue dinner prepared for my sister-in-law after going to mass in the afternoon. On Christmas Day we hosted dinner here. My brother Jim and his family came for dinner and later my brother Bill and his family came for dessert and gift exchange.
I re-watched White Christmas. What a terrific, entertaining film. I didn’t go to the Music Box Theater this year as it’s closed down, but got the DVD from the library. I highly recommend viewing it with Rosemary Clooney’s commentary if you’ve already watched it before. Her memories delightfully enhanced the film.
I finished reading Slanted by Sharyl Attkisson, former CNN and CBS journalist. It’s an interesting book about journalism trends including using talking head panels more than actual reporting and crafting narratives rather than just reporting facts. I need to finish That Hideous Strength and then I’ll fulfill my personal reading challenge for 2020.
I found a job for a Learning and Development Coordinator at a public library not too far from here. My fingers are crossed as this job combines my interests and experience so well. I learned of an Instruction Librarian job at University of Illinois, Chicago. I will apply, but the commute would be so long so I’m not wild about working there.
No word from the State of Illinois regarding my status for unemployment. I tried calling them back to request a call back, but the robot said I couldn’t as I’m still in the queue from three plus weeks ago. Oh, boy. I learned that my cousin, who’s working for himself and has been for decades got a letter from the state saying that he applied for unemployment for a job he quit 39 years ago. Now the state wants the money back, but he never got any money.
Good luck with job applications as well as resolution of the unemployment benefits situation!