Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hot Dogs For Seagulls?

Man. I did not sleep well. I feel like I was in a car accident. No rest for the weary though, I had errands to run today! Finally, after living in Green Lake for the past few months, I found the perfect place to volunteer. It's an independent living facility (they also do assisted living, and full time care) right on the lake. I had my tour today, which was great, and they pricked me for a tuberculosis test which was no big deal. I should hear back from the coordinator by Sunday to figure out the exact time next week when I'll start. I'm so excited!! It's not a major commitment, just about an hour and a half a week, and I think it's going to be such a wonderful addition to my life. 

When I filled out the application they wanted to know if I had any talents, hobbies or interests. Tough one. I wrote, "Talking :) (yes, I literally drew a smiley face), listening, reading, abstract painting, and walking." Thinking back, I'm surprised by the lack of hobbies. I guess I could have added blogging, writing, running, and cooking, but those just didn't pop up in my mind. No big deal though, Donna, the coordinator and I talked and I told her I'd happily do anything - just put me to work! 

On the walk home from the living community, I encountered this fine gentleman feeding the birds. I talked to him for a bit, and he handed me a huge jar of seeds to help him out. It was so much fun that I didn't even scold him for feeding the seagulls hot dogs. GROSS! That can't be good for them. 

My Bird Buddy
HELLO. Look What I spotted Parked Along Green Lake! 

Side note: My favorite part of today was during my tour. I was introduced to so many lovely people, including a gentleman named Jim who was looking dapper, dressed in a beautiful tweed blazer, headed to do group exercise. I think I'm going to learn a thing or two about fashion, grace, and elegance in my near future. This volunteering thing is going to be a blast!


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  2. what a wonderful, wonderful you. so full of life. xxoo su mamasita


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