I haven't been around much for my regular, or should I say random, ramblings. I am thrilled that it is now the month of May, because April was too, too busy. Whew! That's all done! What a relief!
I had multiple obligations at church, meetings, a lot of work hours, a district-wide meeting which required lots of organizing work before, during and after, plus a fund-raising dinner to attend (that's where I got the gorgeous quilt photographed in my previous post). A lot of these things were fun, but they took my time and energy.
April was just too full of big events. Now that it's May I can relax!
Work is going well. I am still trying to sort out which work shifts I prefer. We can pretty much work when we want to, so most people try a variety of shifts before they settle into their preferred pattern. I have decided I prefer days, but now I'm still wrangling with whether to work two full days and then have five off, or to work a few tiny shifts but then have to work more days of the week.
Since the job is rather intense, and the work is steady and tiring, I can't work more than about 5 hours in a day. Most of us do about that, and a few who are "the machines" do more, but not many. It's the nature of the work that makes it tough to do more than 5 or 6 in a day.
Right now I'm in a pattern of two five-hour days per week. I know that sounds ideal to those who are working full time. But things are different in retirement, and I'm still not sure I like giving up five whole hours of my time (plus travel and meal times) in one swoop.
I have fascinating things to mull over, don't I? Most people wish for problems like mine.
When I am not working, I get to do fun stuff such as go out to a movie or to eat on a whim, read when I want to, watch the entire Season One of Downton Abbey, spend some time buying doodads to make and deliver a May Basket, take a walk, and visit exhibits here and there. Tough life, isn't it?!
I caved and started reading The Hunger Games. After seeing the movie, I was curious. I'm enjoying the book. Though the serious nature of the story had me a tad hesitant beforehand, I have found it to be fun and entertaining. I can see how teens would LOVE the book. I know I would have as a teenager. It's the perfect mix of romance and adventure and a strong female character. I'm even curious to read the next in the trilogy, to see what happens.
That's my crazy life...lumping along doing my usual, having some fun, sometimes getting tired, sometimes feeling sorry for myself, and sometimes recognizing that I have a wonderful life. I guess that sounds just about normal, doesn't it?