This tree is on the campus of the hospital where I work. I love the tree, but unfortunately, they made this a little smoking area, as you can see by the trash can and the cigarette disposal thing. I am enjoying afternoon walk breaks at work, I love the campus and its old trees, buildings, and flagstone sidewalks.
After the first month of work, I have finally found my energy again. It was shockingly difficult to start working again after a year off. I was physically exhausted. It was a little bit scary. I think I am ok now. I don’t know how long this gig will last, but I hope to enjoy it most days until it is done. I am certainly enjoying the money.
Last week I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers, Dr. 24 Hours. He is a young man, almost 10 years sober, living a great sober life, moving from one side of the country to the other, with an equally wonderful young woman at his side. I feel like I know him from reading his blog for over 9 years. I am absolutely never surprised when I meet a fellow blogger, we really do manage to tell the truth about ourselves on a daily basis. So grateful to him for taking the time to stop here on his journey home.
Life is very good for me right now. And it pains me to realize that the largest influence in that happiness is having some money in the bank. I really don’t make enough money from my retirement to be comfortable. I can squeeze by, but it is a little frightening to not have the money to paint the house AND install new windows AND buy a new dryer or whatever I may need. Yesterday I drove by a little shack for sale on my rounds and checked the price. $295,000. for a 725 square foot shack in an iffy neighborhood. Granted, I can make a lot of money on my house should I sell, but where would I go? And if Amazon picks Denver for HQ2, I am selling and getting the heck out of town!
I’ve managed to remain very involved in my church. I am so enjoying that. Just after the first of the year, I started praying the Liturgy of the Hours on a daily basis. It is beyond wonderful. I do not have words to describe the experience, but I am so glad that my little bit of windfall from working afforded me the opportunity to purchase that lovely set of 4 books.
And an overseas trip will probably be in the future months. I am so excited about it, but it is a totally different topic… More to follow….