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Being unemployed has kept me pretty busy. I helped with two hot air flights yesterday, Friday. The morning flight was the couple's 22nd wedding anniversary. Great timing for a great time. So happy to have shared the occasion with them.
In between balloon flights I helped three hours at the Waukesha County Food Pantry, fourth time this week. The volunteers at the Pantry are the friendliest. I have to recommend the Pantry if you have time to help with it. They're doing a wonderful service for the community, something I may appreciate more myself later if I don't find work soon.
Wednesday was an especially busy day. I applied online to Liturgical Publications and in person to Airgas here in Waukesha in the morning. Helped at the Food Pantry 12:30 to 3:00. From 3:00 to 7:00 joined others from St. William to drive to, set up and serve the evening meal at Agape Community Center near 6100 North Sherman Blvd. By the time we arrived back at St. William the weekly St. Vincent meeting had already begun so I walked in to join that.
I have to look at my unemployment as not a good thing, but not so bad either. I'm taking a long break, a sabbatical if you will; something I've often thought about. I've had to reevaluate and reeducate. I've given long thought to what I'd like to do and what I'd be willing to do it for. But mostly I'm happiest doing more for less. Volunteering more hours than ever before doing things I never had time for while working. Gaining great experience and friendships I'm happy doing what I'm doing, but also know it won't be long now. I'll just enjoy it while it lasts.