Saturday, April 28, 2012

Five Years

Five years and two days ago I was told that I was being laid off from the Big Bank where I worked.  After twenty seven years of service they caught up with me and determined that I was no longer needed.

Five years and one day ago I started this blog because I knew I would need to write even if it wasn't financial analyses of the performance of certain groups within the Big Bank.

Five years less nine days Alex came into my life.

Right now I am a little over-whelmed by all the things that have happened in the past five years.

In so many ways I am not the same person today that I was then.  I became an orphan, took up knitting again, spearheaded a charitable sewing group, lost my gall bladder,  developed RA, made some true friends and lost some not-so-true friends, decided to tough it out and not look for a new paying job and, in a couple of months, I will turn sixty and officially be eligible for many senior citizen discounts.

In so many other ways I am still the same person.  I still do not suffer fools gladly, cannot sing or dance without causing pain to myself or others, or keep a 'company ready' house.  I still insist  that I should do my own lawn mowing, though my neighbor insists on doing the front lawn.  My teeth are still crooked and my allergies just keep getting worse.

And every morning I wake up and I am glad that I did.

Not a stellar record but that's my story and I am sticking to it.


Lisa said...

What a beautiful post... I did not know your history of starting the blog so thank you for sharing! I totally understand the almost feeling like a different person... I think that is a lot of what life's about... adapting, changing & growing. Sounds like you've got that part down perfectly :)

delia hornbook said...

Such a lovely post i also didn't know any of your history so thank you for sharing its nice to know more about the person it helps you relate more. I am sorry to hear you suffer with RA i hope the pain is never to bad. Have a lovely week and take care, dee x

Anonymous said...

Although you may find it a glum life at times, I am glad you are still in it. I just got back from Germany and although I enjoyed the work I did over there and enjoyed being a stranger in a strange land, I am very happy to be back in my mundane world and my own bed. Glad to see you again in print Sis.