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Update....

It's been so long since I've posted that I can't remember everything that's happened over the last few months. But I'll take stab at updating (thanks to a nudge from droops--THANKS, droops!). Let's see--I moved back to Washington in October, arriving on my grandson's second birthday. I applied for my credentials, moved in with my mom, and started to look for work. Had to give up my kitties, found three part time jobs (two bookkeeping, one cleaning cat cages at a no-kill cat shelter), wound up staying far too long at my mom's (poor mom; poor stepdad!).

Took grueling test in January for my credentials (three hours). Still no luck finding a place--no one wants dogs.... Started reconnecting with Washington (the places, not the people--I'm having trouble with that, I'm afraid). Pictures to come....

Passed my credentials exam with a 97% (it was open book--I'm wondering what I missed....); interviewed with credentials panel in February--they'll recommend approval (YAY!!!). More hiking, more loving Washingon.

March--spring starting in Washington (for the first time in five years for me!). Watching my grandson grow. Making friends with some of the cats at the shelter. Pictures to come....

April--I get the news: I'm a credentialed minister!!! Five years in the works, and I've made the next step! Now what?! Go to NW Council (our annual district meeting) and have a great and an interesting time. So weird! I'm a minister! And the pastor asked me to preach the last Sunday night in April (picture Opus looking worried, and you'll get a sense of my nervousness). Long story short--sermon went well....

May--Pastor has me starting a new Bible Study group. MUCH trembling and trepidations! About as difficult as I feared....

June--Spring and Summer in Washington. Truly, Washington IS the most beautiful state in the country! I get a call from my cousin's daughter--will I marry her on July 4th? *Gulp!* What?! Um--sure? I haven't even been a minister two full months! Found an apartment (providential--another long story).

The wedding goes pretty well--about ten minutes long (which was all she wanted). Then the next day...um, I forgot to sign the official copy! D'oh!! Lucky for me they were very understanding. I ran around getting everyone's signature--and I signed their copy. But I forgot to sign the official one. *sigh* I suppose that's one mistake I'll never make again--lucky for me it was a relative who knew it was my first wedding.

Hmm--that brings us to August. I'm in my new apartment--my landlords are great (they go to my church). It's a two-bedroom apartment (plus a loft) attached to their garage (which is a couple of hundred feet away from their house). They live on five acres and have, um, numerous animals (4 llamas, 2 alpacas, 2 exotic sheep, 2 dogs, etc.). The apartment is bigger than my house in Springfield and is very light and airy. Nice, good-sized, fenced yard for the Moe-dog. Now, if I can just find a good-paying job....

Anyway, that's a brief recap of what's been happening. More to come later....

Thanks for waiting!
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