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)! Many thanks to Natalie, who’s taken on the responsibility of hosting this blogging challenge.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s very cold here now. That’s to be expected in January and February. Luckily, I don’t have to spend long stretches of time outside. Hat’s off to all the workers who do have to.
I have been invited to interview for a job as a Learning and Development Coordinator at a library in this area next Thursday. Hopefully, it’s a good match.
Yesterday I had a hearing over the phone with the administrative judge for the Unemployment Office. One friend was a witness to verify that I am who I am and that we worked together for the Census. This judge was very down to earth and understanding. He made the process simple. He will mail out his ruling. Since 25% of all claims have had some identity theft issues, I think he’ll rule in my favor so I can get my benefits. (I’m so glad I have several months savings in the bank so I could pay my bills.)
I am reading a book called The Emperors of Chocolate on the rivalry between the Mars and Hershey candy companies. It’s a fun, quirky history.
A friend and I started to volunteer at a food pantry where we both went when we were working for the Census. Because we arrived on time and someone else was late, we got the plum job of handing out proteins. The pantry had about families come by, which is fewer than in the summer when each day the average was 90. People got two red meats (steak, filet mignon, lamb chops, etc.), two pork items and ground turkey. If they have 4 or more people in their family, they got a big bag of chicken parts. They also received a gallon of Not Milk (a dairy substitute), 2 dozen eggs and 2 Lunchables. There was another station for produce and non-perishable food. The pantry was well stocked and organized well. It felt good to be pitching in and to see that the government is making sure everyone has enough food.
I’ve started watching Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small. With the countryside, animal drama, likable characters, it’s just the right amount of conflict and escape that I need in 2021. I missed the first week, but quickly caught up.
How was your week?