Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Back to Normal

My peaceful backyard

Today was my first day getting back to my normal routine. The last six weeks has been a series of doctors' appointments, procedures and filling in for sick and vacationing co-workers. The doctors' appointments continue (of course) but my ever changing work schedule is now back to two nights a week, Mondays and Thursdays. I was asked yesterday by one of my co-workers to take her shift tomorrow (Wednesday) but I declined. Now I can get back to my regular rhythm. 

I need to get back to my regular rhythm so as to plan my week. It's not much a life when you're on constant call to rush into work to fill in for the latest crises of one of my co-workers. As I have said many times before and made my boss aware, I don't mind coming in occasionally to fill in but I do not want to be a substitute worker. I am a part-time employee. 

Now I can prepare my meals (dinner) ahead of time.  I can spend time with Bill, who as he ages is needing me more.  And, I can plan my life. After all, I am retired working part-time. I don't like to say "No" but sometimes it is necessary. 

This is nice.


Anonymous said...

Good for you. You gotta take time to smell the whatevers. Your backyard is just beautiful!


Harry Hamid said...

I'm glad to hear this. After the last post I read, I was concerned you attitude towards your job was going to suffer. Getting back into your groove is good news indeed!

"Tommy" said...

The other day, you had a beautiful building, on your blog's opening photo... can you let me know about that building . Thanks twt

nitewrit said...


Yeah, at our age we need a normal day, whatever that may be. Mine always seem to include some infernal problem.

pat888 said...

Ron - what I enjoy about a routine is that it allows me to do things I need/want to get done. And for the most part I'm pretty lucky to have this as a norm. Especially when I know I have the time to be spontaneous - check out a movie, bike downtown (if it stops raining). And it makes the unexpected times of inconvenience easier to take - like having to get a car repair. So good luck with keeping on a "normal" course for the next few months!

Ur-spo said...

may it be normal and nice for as long as possible.