I apologize for NOT being much of a blogger lately.
I am certain some will understand the notion of things just happening that set us back. Nothing earth-shattering for me. Just stuff, you know?
My computer hard drive failed. Four weeks with the computer doctor and most of my documents and pictures ultimately salvaged.
I came down with a case of shingles. Attention my friends! PLEASE get the vaccine. I don’t care how old or young you are. Technically, I was not in a risk group, so my doctor had not suggested I get the shot. We caught it early, and the medicine kept it from spreading, but I did still deal with a fair amount of discomfort for several weeks.
Pup is still a handful.
Finally caught up on my studies in my Educator Prep program for my teaching certificate – another victim of the damaged computer. And, last week I passed the first of three state exams. Whew. One down.
So, how goes semi-retirement?
Eh…let’s be honest. I am not EXACTLY where I want to be.
But, I am making progress. I have been able to spend a great deal of time with my still-at-home teenage son, and he seems to be in a better place. I worked six days during Spring break at the National Flight Academy.
Last weekend, I was very lucky to get to take a short cruise up the west coast. One morning, my roommate and I got up early to watch the ship arrive in Victoria, BC, and I got to experiment a little with my new (used) camera.
I love seeing the sunrise (although alarm clocks, not so much). It’s a good time to take a deep breath, and welcome the dawn of a new day. I finally seem to be to a point where I am not so far behind that I think I’m in front.
It’s the season for summer job postings and applications. I’ve got my summer gig lined up teaching middle and high school kids cool math and science through aviation. If you want a seasonal job in the US, they are plentiful during the summer. What will it be? Driving a tour bus in Alaska? Giving tours at the Grand Canyon? Tending bar on the outer banks?
Why not give something new a try this year?
Lots of good opportunities at Coolworks Seasonal Job Site.