today i went up to folk fest with sarah, marianne, brad and jamie. it was great to get to share my st. pete with them. folk fest is put on by creative clay, an art center for folks with developmental disabilities. i’m working there a very short 4 hours per week. i am so in love with this center though and as soon as time allows i hope to up my hours with them. i teach in house once a week and we’ve been making cloth bound books. everyone has really different abilites and talents so it’s always a challenge to see what we’ll come up with. i’m excited to get this batch of books into the last pressing and to see the finished product.
after walking through folk fest and getting some lunch at chang mai we walked over to my new place. this was the first time for me to do the walk. it was great, but i’ll definitely be biking for the most part. we actually chilled in my apartment for a few minutes. i’m excited to move in this week. it’s small but i think it will do the trick. the only draw back to my place is that it’s furnished. one the one hand, it’s very useful to have the microwave, tv, etc be there, because i don’t feel the need to own these types of objects, but having all the furniture is rough. i really miss MY stuff, since i’ve been without it for the past 3 years, and i’d prefer to furnish my place myself. but the price is right and i’m hoping my landlady will work with me after i’ve been there awhile.
on the way home we ran into traffic twice. on the side of i75 we passed a family pulled over. marianne said “should we see if they need any help?” a young women seemed to be getting sick. so we stopped and offered them water but they said they were ok. we probably scared them more than anything. especially when, just as we were getting back into the car, jenna suddenly pulled over out of no where. suddenly this poor family was surrounded on all sides by team sarasota. we talked for awhile, probably totally freaking this family out, since they got themselved together and into their car, and finally headed home. haha. marianne is an emt after all.