It’s the day after payday. I double checked but there was no pay deposited into my account. I was hopeful that Sue might have found a mistake, or that HR, afraid of being sued because my job was really eliminated, decided to deposit a severance but no..nothing. However, Sue has brought to my attention that there is a storm brewing down here and sure enough she is right. So that’s not nothing. Hurricane Arthur is brewing on the other coast. I will continue to keep the weather channel on and watch ad nauseam to keep track of my east coastal brothers and sisters (figuratively) at least until Zenah comes down and puts the World Cup on. I believe U.S A. is playing today. Go U.S.A.!! Honestly though I’m confused as to why they are in it when they lost to Germany but it doesn’t matter, I don’t need to know everything.
Yesterday was uneventful. Besides unpacking a couple of boxes and making an adequate dinner not much went on. Philip and I finally went for a walk after dinner, we are so hopeful to make it a habit but we only made it to the Mango tree and it poured accompanied by lightning and thunder. So we ran back. Neither of us could breathe after our short run and were convinced it was at least a mile. On my errand this morning I checked the mileage with the car. .2 miles. So, we’re pathetic. BUT it’s a start. Perhaps tonight we will run again from the Mango tree and before you know it we will be entering our first 5K. I’ve been this pathetic before and have overcome. I saw a couple people running this morning and I noticed the temp was only 85 so maybe I should drag myself out there in the morning. One day this week I was convinced I would do yoga on my own. I know how to do it and I’ve had a home practice before. I did one downward dog and called it a day.
I think I may have mentioned before that it’s hot here. Although I do love the heat, it’s hard to be in it for any length of time, especially when you’re a teenager who would rather be playing video games (or watching the World Cup) in the air conditioning. So I think I have to rethink our outings. They both have expressed an interest in trying Thai food; that could be a lunch outing. I’ve also thought of the movies but there’s nothing that I want to see without Phil so that’s a deterrent. And getting them to agree on a movie is a challenge. Jordan wants to see the new Transformer movie but I think that’s like a dad movie. I still have a $50 gift card to Macy’s so a mall trip might be on the horizon. It’s getting tougher to think of what to do with them. The heat is also affecting my adventurous spirit. Perhaps I should just leave them to kill each other and get a job-job.
I applied for a job-job yesterday at Eckerd College. I thought I’d get back in the swing of applying. The whole practice of looking and applying is a mix of hope and rejection. Not sure I’m ready for that roller coaster quite yet. At least I’m already here in Florida and I’m not quite as desperate so there’s less to be disappointed about when I get those rejection notices. Or in the case of McKinsey, never heard from again.
For now I’ll just look at the pool (from inside in the air-conditioning) and see what comes up next.
PS – what came up VERY next is the realization that I didn’t have any pictures to post today. So I dragged myself out there and walked down to the Mango tree to take a picture. Then I kept going because I knew of another beautiful big tree. I also got hit in the head while I was not paying attention and walked under the pretty pink flower tree. Anybody know what that is? And I ended with taking a couple of pictures of our very own trees that are beautiful and majestic in our own front yard. Just like Dorothy.