This was the sky from my back porch this morning. There is a big storm predicted this evening and into tomorrow. Depending on who you listen to, we will have either 2 to 4 inches of snow, or 2 to 4 FEET of snow. I panicked when I heard this on Friday night and spent another $70. on yarn for socks I am knitting for Christmas.
The realities of retirement are hitting me now. As much as I don’t want a job, I really need to have a job. Not only financially, but emotionally. I need to have people to talk to. I am lonely in this house.
I am still waiting for the job that was virtually promised to me – in August. If not for that, I would have probably arranged my life for retirement. I would have a part time job by now. I would at least have volunteered at church for something – anything.
On a happier note, I have rejoined the running club I belonged to for years. I am training for a spring half-marathon and considering a fall marathon. It helps greatly with my self-image. Yes, I am retired, but I am TRAINING for a half-marathon! And I have time to do the training correctly. Actually accomplish the mileage assigned on my training plan. I can get out in the middle of the afternoon when it is 60 degrees, and the trails are not crowded. The trails – where I had a close encounter with a rattlesnake last week! YIKES.
Life is good. God is always present, always loving, and always merciful.