my plane ticket has been booked! i'll be home november 8th for a week! woo hoo!!
okay okay, everyone take a minute to wipe the tears of joy from your eyes so you can continue reading...how are things? all is well here. Linny has been asking for more pics...top one is me on the pier in howth (five minutes from our house) and then of course you have one of us hanging out with a random leprechaun...they're EVERYWHERE over here! steve and i are babysitting tonight because its Ruthie's 30th birthday, so she's off for a night with the girls. i was meant to go along too, but i was out a little too late last night with the girls from the office, if you know what i mean...so i'm gonna pass tonight (gorgeous pic of me in the kitchen is proof of my fragile state...taken a few minutes ago).
work is going really well. i have ten families now so im constantly busy and spend most of my days tramping all over dublin on home visits, meeting with psychiatrists, visiting clients in the hospital and tracking drug use at the methadone clinics. never a dull moment. i'm hoping to find out next week if my boss will sponsor me on for my green card. if she does, then ill get a 2 year permit to live and work here. (the permit i have now expires in january) if she won't, then unfortunately ill have to look for another job that will. immigration laws are no fun.
im still doing hot yoga on tuesday nights and its a lot harder than i thought it would be! im always sore after...and then i've got art class on thursday nights, which i love. im one of the only people there under 60...but they're all really funny. i'm just finishing up the sketch of my first project and next week ill start painting it. i'm going to try oil paints, which i haven't used before, so we'll see how it goes. i'll post pics when its finished.
not much else to tell...the weather is really nice, 50-60ish and sunny a lot of the time, so pretty soon you'll all be jealous of me, rather than the other way around. i'm really excited to come home and see everybody! hope all is well, hugs to all the kids, and ill see everyone in a few weeks!