Anita (aka Summerwind) asked me in a comment in one of her entries about my retirement, just to get me to blog something. I know, I haven't been doing much writing lately.... not even commenting! oh, shame.... what's the (blogging) world coming to??
First.... I have been more then busy lately. Since a certain someone is off on a 3 week vacation to the USA, without me, I have let my days get filled up with duty, events, as well as family (=babysitting lol). I haven't been home hardly a single evening lately!
Last weekend I spent with fellow female pilots at a town not far from where I live. It's a group of great ladies, some I have known for many years. It was so nice to see them all again! And I discovered a different, and quite interesting, side of a town I had visited often, but never really knew. Just to give you an idea.... we all had dinner at a restaurant that has existed since 1661! (no typos there!).
Anyway.... about the blogging. Somehow the urge has disappeared. I used to enjoy sharing so much with all of you... especially pictures of my world. But now... I haven't even posted pictures of granddaughter Tamara's first day of school and telling you about their tradition here with the big cone. Well, if you follow this link you'll SEE what I'm talking about.
Retirement: yep, in 22 months I can retire! There was a deal up until last December that made it possible to retire up to 3 years early. It meant that, up until July 2010 I take a cut in my pay of about €400, but after July 2012 until I turn 65 in 2015 I continue to get this pay, yet stay at home! I jumped at the chance! I am so sick of the way my job is.... so much stupidity and dumbness! It's just no fun anymore.... (well, some of you know it hasn't been fun for some time, and in spite of new co-workers and boss, it has gotten only a little better).
I think all the frustration at work, with you-know-who, the move into a new apartment, etc. etc. has just made me a bit depressed. Normally blogging should help against that, but the few times I did write entries (or even wrote in facebook *puke*), I didn't get the feedback I used to get.... and I admit, I NEED feedback! I thrive on feedback. So, I started to think.... why bother at all..... :-(
It's 11:15 pm right now so no time to write anymore. All the JS talk has almost inspired me to re-write the "Legend of the Furies" in a more story-telling way and I think I'll try to do that... when I find time *sigh*. I even have a new title for it: "The Legend of Jayess"! :-)
So, that's enough for now.... time for some shut-eye....
Dorrie aka Westy