So, now it is that Monday. The Monday after Easter…I am tired, but not as exhausted as I thought I would be. Truth be told, this Holy Week and Easter were exhilarating…a reflection on this wonderful parish community I am blessed to serve.
Now Jan has gifted me with an “award”…
And in response I am to share seven things about me.
1. In 1974 I left home for college. I was an Agriculture major. My intention was to have a self-sufficient farm. I lasted for a year in that major…but the emphasis was on big business farming..not exactly my intention.
2. So after some consideration, consultation, and career skills tests, I settled on a dance major.
3. With that major in mind I enrolled in a smaller arts college and moved back to the big city (Chicago). I graduated with a BA in Dance and worked in the dance world for six years.
4. In 1983 I left dance and went to work for Eddie Bauer selling hiking boots. It will always be one of my favorite jobs. I loved the skill one needed to properly fit boots. I sold a lot. I loved it! But, more importantly I met my husband at Eddie Bauer. He worked in store security…and has always had a careful, observant eye.(Which has proven worth while in our parish ministry work, we are after all a team, he and I).
5. I spent a few years working in Interior Design. (I hated it. I was just a peon worker-bee, not a “designer” since only the BIG guy did that…still, I learned a lot – but working for the very, very, very, wealthy was a bizarre experience of how people perceive what it means to be “entitled”..yikes).
6. Last summer, for the first time in ages, I had a garden (see answer #1)…and I loved it. I look forward to having a garden this year. I already have, just waiting to be planted, starter plants – brussel sprouts, broccoli, and lettuce (spring crops). And, I have almost consumed all of the produce I froze last summer – tomatoes and green peppers, in particular – but even my frozen basil and oregano held great flavor (if not great texture) when used in sauce for pasta.
7. I love fresh cut flowers. I’d love to have fresh cut flowers in my home, and in my office, all the time. I put together this arrangement for my dinner table for Easter: