Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Recap + job changes

taking a break from sewing with a peaceful country retreat
{One of my favorite places}
This Memorial Weekend I took some time for a little R&R. It never feels like quite long enough though, does it?

I spent time at one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people (family). 

My husband had to stay behind for work, so I came back early to spend some time with him Monday. 

We decided to keep it simple to avoid the crazy holiday traffic, and keep it close to home, but far enough to get out of dodge.

It was pouring rain, but we didn't let that stop us! First stop, Tolt River Suspension Bridge in Carnation, WA. It's so beautiful out there with all the lush green fields and swift rivers. There were quite a few campers, so walking over the bridge got a little more tipsy than usual, but we made it without getting too sea sick.

Seattle are day trip Tolt River Suspension Bridge Carnation, WA
{Tolt River Suspension Bridge Carnation, WA}

We walked along the river trails and enjoyed the peace and quiet and deep green moss covered trees. At the end of the trail we ran across a Bat House (skinny narrow black "house" on the top of a pole). I had visions of bats swarming the area. Don't make me walk down there at night!

Seattle day trip Tolt River Bridge Trails
{Tolt River River Trails}

Turns out a Bat House (also called a nest box), is made for animals to nest in and helps maintain threatened bat species. I had no idea, but bats are a means of natural mosquito and insect control in some parts of the world. If they'll keep the mosquito's down in the area, great. Just stay out of my hair.

After grabbing a quick bite to eat, we stopped by the ever scenic Snoqualmie Falls on our way home. I love to see the falls when the water is full and roaring. Although it was still pouring rain, we managed to get a few peeks at the falls before we got back in the car. I was surprised at how many tourists ventured out in the rain. I guess if you're visiting Seattle, you can't wait for the weather to clear.

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle Day Trip
{Snoqualmie Falls - Snoqualmie, WA}
Combined with my time in eastern WA, it turned out to be a nice little getaway. Unfortunately, I had some very upsetting news from my job Sunday that has turned my life and emotions upside down, so there was a bit of a damper on my weekend, but I'm glad I could get my mind off of it for a little while anyway.

In a nutshell, they are shuffling staff around in our after-school program and decided to move me to a different school next year with a different manager and different kids to help manage their program. I'm devastated. I have developed such a strong bond with the kids I work with, as well as my manager and staff over the last 4 years. I'm so upset by this, as is my manager. We had no warning whatsoever. It may look good to them on paper, but they have no idea how it's affecting me, or the kids who have grown so close to me. Heart. Breaking. I'll keep you posted.

Follow updates on my job change:
Next post: When it's more than just a job
Next post: Still no answers (bottom of post)
Final post: Miracles (bottom of post)

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. As for the job, try to embrace the change. There is always an upside.


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