Sunday, 30 September 2012

Miss me?

I'm around, just playing elsewhere when I can find the time, and dealing with the ugliness at my job. Today's blog, however, is about my booboo.  Yeah, you heard me booboo.  Had a bit of surgery last Friday -- lady business -- and prior to my being anesthetized, the nurse tried to set me up with an IV in my arm. The first attempt bombed..."blew out" is how she described it. Here is the result:'s a bit sore, and if I bump it, it hurts...and yeah, it hurt like h-e-two sticks when it was going in AND coming out!  But I'm alive, so I'm grateful!  A bit achy, but I won't complain.  I'm to abstain from all sorts of things for the next two weeks, including lifting heavy loads.

Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know I'm bruised but alive, and to wish you all a wonderful week!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Reading for Fun and Profit ~ RIFS

I've always been a reader, gobbling up everything from cartoons to novels to text books with equal fervor.  The stages of my reading changed depending on the stages of my life, though now, in midlife, I read all the same things I used to read when I was younger, and then some.

These days, however, I'm looking to spread my reading wings to augment my income when I retire in two years.  Early retirement requires thoughtful planning, with an eye to keeping up my end of the income bargain.  And being a volunteer editor on another website where I post my writings gave me the idea that I could parlay my English teacher skills into a new line of work.

So it's decided...when I leave off reading students' work upon my retirement, I'll use those skills to help people willing to pay me to help them produce quality writing.  I can guarantee they'll be happy with the results -- the clients I already have through my volunteering gig can attest to that!  And I'll enjoy my job, too!

Reading is financially sound -- RIFS!