Rain. It’s our forecast through the weekend. I shouldn’t complain because a) it’s not snow, and b) I like rain. I like walking under a big, pretty umbrella, like seeing everyone’s fun and funky rain boots, like watching kids splash joyously in every puddle they can find. Rain is good.
But I can’t help thinking of the Carpenters song. This has been a long and unexpectedly difficult week. As I was drafting this post in my notebook, I was on my way to work to pack up my office. No, I’m not leaving my job, I’m just moving to an office down the hall. I’m not excited, but I’m trying to be grown up about it. I get why it’s necessary (the suite of offices for my program is too small for all the people we need to fit in it, so I’m making way for a new coordinator because it makes sense for her to be near her staff), I’m just feeling sour. I like the little sanctuary I’ve created in my current space and the new one won’t lend itself to the same comfort or privacy, to say nothing of the fact that I’m moving away from the people I work most closely with. Ultimately, it will be fine, but right now it makes me cranky.
Too, some good news I was going to write about last week was ripped out of my hands on Monday. On my way up to WE LEARN, I got word that we’d been awarded a grant we really, really needed for our teen programs. Monday night we got word that the funder had rescinded all awards and that it will be “some time n the future” before we hear from them about reapplying.
And that on top of the budget cuts the city government has handed down. The cuts that are forcing an early end to classes this year and will decrease services for next year.
–sigh– Now it feels like a rainy day.
Check out the rest of the slices of life over at Stacey and Ruth’s.