Thursday, October 12, 2017

Do something fun

I've felt a little down today. Folks I've been working with the last three years heard that my grant was not renewed. Several of them stopped by the last few days to make sure I was OK. The thing is, I don't have to work. I work because it's enjoyable. I have a feeling the next few months won't be as much fun.

I'm already thinking about moving my personal items back to my office at home. There are shelves of books to consider. I'll leave my college diplomas up until my work there is complete. But I'll move the potted plant this coming week.

In a few months, someone else will sit at my desk and watch through the window at the kids performing Death of a Salesman on the Courtyard. 

I'm putting out feelers – looking for opportunities for writing, or a job where I can take pictures. I love doing both. 

After work today, I decided to walk. The sky was cloudy for several days after Hurricane Nate passed through here, but the last few days have been sunny. Today was cooler than yesterday. This weekend should be even cooler.  I'm not breaking out the longhandle underwear yet, but maybe it won't be long. 

During my walk, I came across another interesting growth on a fallen limb. This one looks like a mushroom blossom. 

Both Jilda and I are off tomorrow. We are planning to do something fun. As your social advisor, I recommend you take the day off and do something fun too. Tell the boss I said it was OK.


  1. Thanks for the permission, think I'll play golf.

    Is it possible to continue to do what you do as a freelance thing? Not sure how you would get paid, maybe the pay would be the joy you undoubtedly have today in helping people. Good luck either way, must be a need for a good writer, and there is always music!

  2. Love the funghi bloom.
    And yes, we all need to make room for fun. I hope you and Jilda have a lovely day.

  3. Thanks for another view from your walk today Rick.

  4. It's important to schedule in that fun time for sure. We all need it. I hope you are able to find a job loving what you do. There should be other places that need just what you have to offer. They say that when one door closes, another is opened, you just have to be open to seeing it. Have a fun day and enjoy !

  5. Wish you both lots of fun today. Thanks for the advise to take the day off. It's OK with the boss but my calves wouldn't like it at all.

    Maybe Jilda can paint some pumpkin rocks. I plan to pain some as soon as I have a bit of spare time.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. That's a shame about the grant. I know you helped a lot of people.


  7. Heres hoping bosses everywhere listen to you, a little time off for everyone to have a little fun sounds nice. Jilda and you will find something fun to do I have faith, enjoy your day and don't worry about anything else.

  8. YES have some fun. I'm sure you will find something to keep your working mind going. Good luck on the fillers.
    That mushroom looks like cornflakes.

  9. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Have fun, do good for others & enjoy your life is my motto I think it's yours, too!!

  10. You will have no problem finding something to occupy your hours. Your talents are obvious.


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