Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Life is pretty quiet

Not much happening.  Some phone interviews, a couple in-person interviews.  The rest of the time I'm just hanging out.

I'm catching up on my reading.  Between AbeBooks, the VNSA book sale, the digital and regular library, I have read almost all of J. A. Jance's books.  Recently I had been reading more cozy mysteries, but I've gotten snagged by her police procedurals.

This has been a little unusual for me in that I have been reading the books in whatever order I can get them.  I'm usually pretty anal about reading a series in exact order.  It isn't as distressing as I imagined having to remember that this character isn't yet married to that one, and this other character hasn't been introduced yet.

Next up, I borrowed an omnibus with the first nine of  Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles stories from the digital library.  I like the TV series with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.  We'll see if I like the novels. 

I still have this concept that I should be accomplishing something in my copious time off.  Write a book.  Create another piece of stained glass art.  But truth be told, I am enjoying not doing anything. 

When I'm not reading, I still go to the gym 4 or 5 classes a week.  I walk the dogs and don't worry about getting home in time to go to work.  I watch TV.  I play games.  I watch the birds in my back yard.  I play with the dogs. 

I recently had lunch with a friend who is also unemployed.  It was nice to be able to sit for 3 hours and not have to worry about getting back to work. 

The upside of this is my neck and shoulders ache much less than when I was working.  

The downside, of course, is that my severance will run out at the end of the month.  

I think I really need to decide what I want to be when I grow up.  

Or win the lottery. 

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