Cher asked what my third goal was. I had intended to at least begin it before posting but I had another setback yesterday toward meeting it so I'm going to have to rethink.
I haven't worked outside the house for almost 5 years now. In that time, I've made tons of charity quilts so I guess my quilting has been my job. I have at different times thought about going back to work - my need to be useful and productive - but couldn't find something that met my needs and allowed me to take off and travel with Keith whenever I wanted.
This year I've decided that I will volunteer and have been trying to volunteer at Hospice. They worked with me a year ago in the months I cared for Keith's Dad before he passed away and I felt it was a perfect opportunity to give back.
However, the volunteer coordinator is not very responsive and although I've called and left messages and written, all I get are form letters a week or two before the required orientation class. Three times now - I've already had trips out of town planned and was unable to attend. This last time I specifically asked for future dates so I could plan my schedule and attend. Yesterday I got the 4th letter and again will be out of town for the February class.
I spoke with her again and she's not sure when the next class will be, sometime in April maybe the 9 and 16 and no I can't volunteer before taking the class.
So I guess I'll look for something else in the meantime. I'm very disappointed.