I'm in Santa Barbara! Finally! It has been WAY too long. I really think it has been a couple of years since I have been home. Not ok! Every time I come home though... it's like I never left. It's home. I just pick up where I left off. Sure things change... but so many people are still there and things haven't changed that much from when I left. It can be years since I have been there... but I still know exactly how to get everywhere. Second nature. I wonder if that is how Provo will be for me as well when I move away someday.
We had another round of lay off's at work again. I have survived once again. I must be doing something right. It is sad to see another group of people go. More people that I know. It's so sad... and I hate it. You would think that I would be used to it by now with all of the lay off's I have seen in the 6 years that I have been here. I hate it every time.
This week at work has been pretty slow... just was getting ready to leave to come here. I have been excited about it for a while. I of course was up VERY late Tuesday night packing. I always leave packing until the last minute. It's not that I even pack a lot. Maybe I leave it until the last minute because it forces me to pack quicker and not over think things and pack light. I'm a light packer.
The weekend was pretty low key. Just watched conference.... although I had the hardest time streaming conference this time... I'm going to have to go back online and re-watch some. Went to a traditional conference breakfast which is always fun.
Ian and I got released from our callings. We are no longer activities co-chairs. I have mixed feelings about it. I'm most sad that I won't be working with Ian anymore. We made a great team. We had a lot more fun ideas for activities through the summer... so I'm a little sad. I feel like it's a mistake (which is terrible of me to say since I don't even know who the new ones are yet) but at the same time I feel relived. It's a lot of pressure to come up with activities every month plus munch and mingle and planning stake activities and having all the meetings and all of that. However... my new calling, I'm still going to have almost as many meetings. I'm the new fireside co-chair. Not sure who my partner is yet... but I can tell you I think it's a stupid calling that I'm not really excited about, but I'll make the best out of.
I went out with a 22 year old on Tuesday. It was too much. I mean... given I seem younger than my actual age and he seemed older than his actual age... but 10 years? I tried it, I don't think I can do it again.
I also went out with a guy Saturday night that I met on Facebook.... he added me because he thought that he knew me because I was Facebook friends with his brothers (who I met at a weekend in Lake Powell years ago) and then he realized when we started chatting that we didn't know each other (or maybe that was a pick up line?) anyway... we met and it was a lot of fun. Nice guy. A little crazy like his brothers and looks like them too... it was kind of a trip. So funny how you can connect with people on social media. He wants to go out again... we shall see.
I guess that is all for this week. Not much going on. Now that I am here... now comes the exciting stuff. In fact... I got to see my good friend Catherine and meet her boyfriend and see their house and meet their cute little dog. It was SOOOOO fun catching up with her. If I was living in Santa Barbara still... I would hang out with her often. She is great. There is a reason why we became such good friends and kept in touch all of these years.