The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.
Jackson and I traveled to Seattle with friends of ours at the end of August. We did all of the touristy things we could find, and two of us got tattoos from Alex at Under the Needle. If you are ever looking to get some ink done in Seattle I 100% recommend checking them out.
It was a ridiculously fun trip, after which I returned to Winnipeg and immediately jumped into a new role at work. My coworker has left to pursue his master's degree, and I have transitioned from program coordination to an executive directorship (gulp). The first week and a bit in my new position were spent looking for a new program coordinator (found one!) and trying to keep up with everything that was happening. Nothing fell apart, so I'd say I did a pretty OK job of managing everything on my own for a while!
As soon as we got back from Seattle we learned that the lovely downtown apartment we applied for before we left will be ours in October. We found a subletter for our current space quite quickly and are now preparing to move out of the apartment where I have spent a very happy four years. It's bittersweet, but I'm really looking forward to setting up our new space and living downtown.
So that's what's going on around here (and why this post has been so terribly delayed). Here are my kindnesses for the past few weeks:
Sun, Aug 16th (228): Left food in the Winnipeg Harvest bin at the grocery store
Mon, Aug 17th (229): Shared event for Sara Riel fundraising social social
Tues, Aug 18th (230): Bought tickets for Sara Riel fundraising social
Wed, Aug 19th (231): Donated 300 grains of rice with FreeRice.com
Thurs, Aug 20th (232): Donated 300 grains of rice with FreeRice.com
Fri, Aug 21st (233): Donated clothing to the bin down the street
Sat, Aug 22nd (234): At the till donation for Wpg Harvest
Sun, Aug 23rd (235): Smiled at strangers on the street
Mon, Aug 24th (236): Donated 300 grains of rice with FreeRice.com
Tues, Aug 25th (237): Hand-wrote a thank-you note to accompany payment to an artist who did some work for me
Wed, Aug 26th (238): Left food in the Winnipeg Harvest bin when I stopped at the grocery store
Thurs, Aug 27th (239): Gave up my window seat to a stranger on the plane to Seattle
Fri, Aug 28th (240): Tipped all of my servers/tattoo artist generously
Sat, Aug 29th (241): Rescued a renegade tent that was trying to fly away at the Punk Rock Flea Market
Sun, Aug 30th (242): Gave away coupons in line at touristy things
Mon, Aug 31st (243): Tipped a busker at Pike Place Market
Tue, Sep 1st (244): Brought back a gift for the friend who watched our place while we were out of town
Wed, Sep 2nd (245): Provided feedback via Shaw customer survey
Thurs, Sep 3rd (246): Called back interviewees who were not chosen for the job I interviewed them for. Not the most fun phone calls to make, but I think it's important to let people know so they aren't waiting for a call that never comes (not to mention give them a chance to ask for feedback if they want to).
Fri, Sep 4th (247): Donated 300 grains of rice with FreeRice.com
Sat, Sep 5th (248): Donated a ton of household stuff to Salvation Army