I think Blondie had a good comment on my last post. Facebook is killing the blog to some degree. We part time bloggers post updates on our FB profiles and then figure what ELSE do I have to say. Especially when you're me and you post on FB using one name and then have another name on the blog. Seems to work for me most of the time, and while I prefer my anonymous blogging, I have let it be known that I do blog. People keep asking for the link but there's just too much out there that I would rather not some people know too much about!
So, as my mood ranges, I shall continue.
Lying sick in bed last week has caused a recurrence of the SI joint pain. OY do I feel the pain. And I am going to be lugging a suitcase through train stations this week - should prove to be a bit of a challenge. I have found that walking seems to improve it a lot so I once this cold has run its course I can get on the treadmill when RJ isn't on it.
Off to Montreal I go tomorrow. The laptop is coming with me, so perhaps I'll post, and perhaps not. Union conference - which because of my job - I am now more involved with that business. It's most interesting because I see and hear about issues in the organization that I wouldn't have known about. Sometimes that's a good thing, but it does give me visibility. And I am not shy so I do speak up. Not sure how much of Montreal I'll get to see this trip - perhaps a decent restaurant or three. No time or money for shopping.
This morning I met with a group I used to belong to called the Women's Network Breakfast. We used to meet monthly at 7:30 am for networking, work support mentoring - a great group of women. The group has existed for over 30 years but is starting to flounder. Those of us who've been around for some time met for a reunion of sorts. Most of the women are about 10-15years older than me, so many have retired, many are still working at really great projects and jobs. This bunch was the first real career oriented women and made a mark. Many are either divorced widowed and /or remarried. We had great laughs. Pictures to come on my Facebook page soon enough. It looks like we're going to try and meet a few times a year. I don't miss the 5:30 AM wake up call to get me to the breakfasts but in their time, they were a great boost for me.
I am totally wiped today from being up at the crack of dawn, not packed for my trip so I think I will go to bed early and get up early and pack in the morning before going to work. Don't think I'm cut out for this crack of dawn stuff. Probably doesn't help that standard time hasn't kicked in so it is still dark at 7:30 am which is odd. Sun makes a difference.
Moving on .
I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.