Book progress hit a snag (of course) when I decided I didn’t know what in the heck I was doing and decided to take more time learning the craft of fiction writing before diving into it. Moving forward with that – but kicking the deadline out the window and it will be done when it’s done . . . one year or two – better it’s better than not!
One of the Facebook groups I follow here in Vancouver is with the Friends of Fort Vancouver group.
One day I saw that they were looking to hire a part time bookstore associate. Of all the places I had thought would be fun to work at was their bookstore. Not only had I visited it a number of times, they carried my Vancouver t-shirts and puzzle books and Mary Rose the head of the Friends of Vancouver had become a friend as well when she helped me with some historical research.
So I applied for the job and they hired me! So far I have worked two weekends and it’s probably one of the nicest jobs I have ever had. The people I work with are wonderful, the customers are either on vacation or not in a rush so the demand to be super seller is laid back and I love all the historical products I am surrounded with.
It even fits in with my desire to write a historical novel – just a win/win job. Oh and it’s only two days a week so I am basically retired five days a week and have play box time for two.
The funniest thing though was on my very first day of work, (in training) who should show up to look for a book was Governor Jay Inslee. He was there to give a talk on moving forward with going into a new stage of Covid living. I have admired the governor for some time and it was nice to find out what a friendly and nice person he is in person.
The joke at home of course became, “Well, if the Governor shows up on your first day it’s only a matter of time till the President shows up . . . ”
How are you doing?
Would love to hear how things are going with you. I know its been weeks since last writing.
No promises to keep up with life here – I just don’t know. But I am going to keep this blog going and perhaps with more things going on in my life for the moment, I will have a few more interesting tidbits to share.
If you would like, please add “your” three gratitude moments in the comments. It’s a great way to pick up your day and it’s fun for the rest of us to read!
- Fully vaccinated! Yay. A week more to go till fully cleared but so thankful.
- Good health (except for a bit of an abscessed tooth but on the mend with that).
- Lots of things I’m working on, learning new things and enjoying life very much.