I started my new job yesterday. It's going great so far, but I haven't done an awful lot. Well, I'm staying busy but I haven't met with the youth yet.
I feel like, in the down-time that I had at home, I was a bit better at spending time with God than I had been. This, in the time that I had almost nothing else pertinent to do in my life. That's when it is easier. Then life picks up again and whoosh things are flying again. I think that still I will be in a better situation this summer than I was in this spring, as far as that goes -- but one obstacle, that was a hindrance last summer -- is that I get so wrapped up in planning activities and studies and hanging out that my own time with God suffers. I know that I'm not alone in this. A's prayer guide made refence to the same hurdle.
An elderly couple has volunteered their house to be my home. They are hard-working country folk, plenty old to be my grandparents. In fact, it turns out, I go to school with one of their grandchildren. Last night I watched the news with them before they turned in. :-) G asked me if I had a computer, and I told him I did -- and that I had one in my car, which I intended to fix this summer. He shared that one of his kids purchased a new one, and they were going to put that computer together with another one, to build a computer for him and his wife. Currently though, they still have some information to be downloaded from the computer before they build the "new" one. Regardless, G isn't sure what they'll do with the computer after they get it. :-)
Perhaps the simpler environment in which I sleep (and eat some amazing meals, if last night is any sign), will help me to live a simpler life.