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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Time For Thinking

July 29, 2014

Good morning.  The sun is shining, and the rain has passed us by.  Yesterday's storms missed us, but a tornado did touch down not far from here in Revere, which is east of Boston.  Here, we only got a little bit of light rain, and only for a few hours in the morning.

Well, yesterday, I got caught up on washing all the scatter rugs.  I'll wait till all the vacuuming is done before putting them down.  Maybe later today.  I'm going to have to put the AC back on because it is getting warm in here.  I'd leave it on low but once the air is cool my legs ache.  So then I shut it off for a while.  Hmmm, just can't seem to win this one.

I've been doing a bit of thinking lately, and I doubt I will wait till November to retire.  I'm thinking that now is probably a good time to do this.  In a way, this is unfortunate because I really do enjoy my job.  I just don't like the high stress level and the lack of support that we get from the "family".  Their response has been "you get paid to put up with her nastiness."

Sorry.  I don't believe that is true at all.  We are there to take care of her and make life easier for her.  But, the family should still be more involved and help make things a bit easier for the caretakers.  It's not going to happen though, and the stress is not good for my health.  Therefore, it's getting easier to make my decision about retirement.

I called out this past Sunday night, and believe me my stress level was way down.  Pogo's stress level was way down too.  On weekends, he sticks by my feet like we're glued together because he knows I will be leaving to go to work.  Sunday night, he slept peacefully like a baby.  God bless this little guy.

Today I have a few adorable images from the web to share.  The first two remind me of Pogo, and the last one is just the cutest kitty.

Now it's time to get dressed.  I need to put the mail out before the mail lady gets here.  Gotta get those bills paid!   Actually, I'm very thankful that I'm here and able to pay those bills!!!

On this happy note, I shall take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Snowy said...

Glad to hear you are ok there, thought of you when I heard about the tornado near Boston.Hugs Snowy

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I couldn't agree more ... stress is not good for your health and I am guessing the reason your heart was feeling funny was because you were so stressed about going to work. Can't be soon enough in my mind.

Your weather seems to be very similar to what we are getting here. We had too much rain for awhile and now we don't have any. I am having to water my flowers and my bright green lawn is starting to get brown areas where the grass is going dorment. They predict rain or storms and they don't come, but just a little ways south of us they get clobbered. Sometimes it is nice not to get what is predicted (like in the winter when they say huge snow storms are comeing and they don't), right now, I would love a little rain.

Your cartoons are a riot ... That first dog has the greatest grin on his face. I am guessing that is the grin that Pogo gets when you don't go off to work. He will be one happy pup ... You have a nice day and take it easy. This is your time and you should be able to do what you want with it ... Stay well, Edna ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Angelicastar said...

Stress is not good. It will make a small illness turn to a great one. I had to retire in 2005 because of secondary osteoarthritis (bone and joint disease that went into surgery phase.) My job was stressful because I was a financial planner, self employed working on commission only for 29 of the 40 years I spent in the workforce. I only see people now if I look out on my camera monitor, shopping for grocery, and the doctor office. I feel better but it had to be getting used to not working. It took a while and after thinking it over, I said God had a plan for me and now, I am out of leg braces and off the crutches. The disease is still there but treated with medication and I feel like a new person to get away from the stress of other folks. (laughing) It will be boring for a while, but you will get used to having your life back and start enjoying yourself, family and little pogo...My little babs is her name(my pet pooch) and I sleep, eat and enjoy each other.