Two down and ten to twelve days to go! It hasn't been too bad since I was placed at the cash register in our art department instead of having to help with security. Which, if you knew me, would be the LAST place I belong. I am just the least confrontational person. It is much slower in the art department than the rest of the store (since the students have not received their lists of what they need for art classes this week, we've had more browsers than anything else).
Each year I am so saddened by how most of the university women dress. My son was telling me recently that he has figured out the worst dressers are the freshmen girls. They're away from mom and dad's influence and their new freedom comes through in trashy dressing. I mean, really... we have said we're tempted to ask them how much they charge by the hour. It is that bad.
How quickly times have changed. It hasn't been that long since I was at the same university taking classes and such dress would not have been tolerated. When my husband started at the same university seven years earlier, there was a DRESS CODE in place. Of course, much more than just how people are dressing has change. Perhaps that is just an outward manifestation of the morals and character which have also been morphing into... what?... these past years. It is just sad to see.
On a much brighter note, I have been enjoying the return of many of the young people I've worked with before. Most of them came back to work today. I feel like a mother hen whose flock is returning to the nest. Most of these young people are those I work "Buy Back" with for a week in the Textbook Dept. (at the end of each semester). One truly bonds with their co-workers during that frantic week because we're all in the basement working side by side. I appreciate how happy they are to see me, too. I think I'm a reminder of their own heart and home... and mom. They also know when adults truly enjoy their company.
The medication the doctor prescribed has been helping my arm a great deal and so far, I haven't had any problem with the big textbooks hurting it. Isn't it great that I'm recovered from the tooth abscess completely before starting these two weeks? I couldn't have done it even last week. God is good. His strength really is perfected in our weakness.
I'll try to get the give away posted on Thursday and I'll leave it up through Saturday. As for this evening, I still have to wash the dinner dishes which are soaking. However, I will then brew some herbal tea and read what came in the mail today... the autumn Victoria!
Besides the tea and Victoria, I'm looking forward to rubbing in some delicious Burt's Bees foot cream that a friend sent me. I'll just leave a hint, she's married to a cop. :) I'm hooked on the stuff. My doctor had told me I should start using such a cream and God answered my need through that special person.
It never ceases to amaze me, the kindness shown by my blog circle of friends. Just this morning, I placed my earrings and necklace on a beautiful, small vintage plate sent to me by another blog friend. I can't begin to thank everyone because I know I'd leave someone important out. I'll just say that you all have blessed me greatly and you have been the very hands of God used to give me His Hope and Faithfulness in an otherwise hopeless situation. I am very rich. :)