Big day, yesterday. Prayer Breakfast with my friend, George, at 6:00am, which we have been doing at the same table in the same restaurant every Thursday for six years, or so. It's a Cursillo thing, but we're the only two remaining from our original group of a half-dozen. We still follow the Cursillo format, but it's very informal.
I then had a job interview at 9:30, which went just okay, in my view. I had another interview last week that I really felt might turn into something, but... still waiting. It seems like some employers have so many applicants (thanks to the internet) that they have simply given up on the old etiquette of acknowledging the receipt of your application. Very often, there will be no word that they have received my materials, or if they have, no word after on whether the job has gone to another.
I spent the remainder of the day preparing to make a presentation as the featured artist at the monthly meeting of the Artists of Northwest Arkansas. At least, that was the plan. When I got home and went to print a handout I had prepared, it became clear that my computer had picked up a very aggressive virus, which had eaten huge holes in my file directory. I cobbled together some kind of bypass, but I'm just limping along, even now.
The presentation itself went well enough, I gather. Very gracious and enthusiastic responses from those in attendance, which is great considering that they spent most of the evening looking at my backside as I did a quick still life demonstration and yammered about this and that. Everyone was very helpful in getting me set up before and packed away afterward. Altogether a happy privilege.
As I drove home, I thought, "Did I really have breakfast with George this morning?". It seemed that it had been days ago. A very lo-o-o-ong day.
I have been so jammed up, in fact, that I completely neglected to post on the feast day of Fra Angelico, which was yesterday. He's one of the patron saints of artists, and someone who I regularly beg prayers of. Given all that, I know less about him than I should, so I hope to study more of his work and his life in the near future. You can find out more about him HERE, HERE and HERE.