- New students? Yup, I knew that would happen. But this time is definitely a little challenging; the young girl from China debates almost everything even the simplest of requests like putting her wet, rainy coat in the downstairs closet as opposed to in her room. Scheesch! But I make the best of it, soldier on and hope it will get better as more time passes and we get to know each other more. (And I AM the boss!)
- New car? Yup! It was inevitable given the age of my poor "Bruce". I now have a lovely little, brand new 2016 KIA Rio. It's a joy to drive plus it comes with wonderful extras that my 2005 Ford Focus didn't possess in it's last years of life --- things like a radio that gets more than 1 station and heat that actually blows where you want it.
- Lay off from work? Never saw that coming! And it was handled in such an awful way. Very sad to feel so under-valued and taken advantage of by people who had seemed so nice. Oh well! Better out of there than in!
I did my first ever night shift last night - midnight to 7 am. At 11:45 pm after putting a good "breakfast" in my body, I walked to work in the dark; I love walking at night.
Although my eyes were crossing towards early morning, I got through the night with no problem. (Let me just take a moment to say "Thank you, Coffee".) It was beautiful walking home at 7 am: the sun was coming up and it was fairly quiet except for bird song. I didn't realize they were singing yet, so what a wonderful surprise it was! See that sky though? "Red sky in morning, sailors take warning!" We're in for it on Good Friday; ice pellets changing to rain later.
|Yup! This is an extremely accurate picture!