Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

Recent blessings:

     Took some online training last week at work on Microsoft Visio to prepare for an upcoming assignment, and I was delighted by what I learned that also applied to other Microsoft Office programs, and how I could use it at home.

     My county on Saturday did its first-ever free secure shredding event. That was great motivation for me to go through stacks of papers and get my file cabinet a little more organized. What I was not expecting was the huge line of cars when I headed over! Next time I have to sit in line for over an hour, I will definitely bring my lunch and editing to work on, but at least I had a Bible in my car so I could do my small group reading assignment, and listen to the radio, and dust off the dashboard, and review some map printouts. (Also amusing--I just happened to be stuck in line behind a pearly-white Subaru Forester just like my parents' new vehicle, and it took me half an hour to notice!)

     Saturday morning I got out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and had a great time enjoying the spring ephemerals and other flowers that were blooming. Took lots of photos and got more acquainted with my nice new camera.

     A lovely surprise Monday afternoon--buckets of snow for nearly an hour, when it got just cold enough to provide a break from all the rain. It was simply gorgeous; I had to watch for a little bit from my boss's desk.

     Happiness is getting hot water back after being without it from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning. I greatly appreciated my warm shower after the highly unpleasant cold one previous!

     On Tuesday I attended a Noontime Seminar at my work called Breaking the Silence on Mental Health. I'm so glad my employer is starting an initiative to raise awareness and combat the stigma regarding mental health. I have strong feelings on the topic due to my own experiences, and I'm behind them 100%!
Tags: arboretum, gondmar, job: other, snow, walking
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