Hello friends! I can’t believe so much time has passed since I last wrote an update. I really would like to write more but this laptop of mine crashes every time I use it. It’s a MacBook Pro…an older one. I don’t know why it continues to crash all the time but it’s quite frustrating.
So first of all, I want to share that I lost a good friend of mine on August 12. I was in shock! Just a few weeks prior I was texting him on his phone and sending Facebook messages to say hi and see how he was doing. But I never heard back from him. I didn’t know why. I finally decided to reach out to his son and asked him and that’s when he told me that Ron had passed away. He was found unresponsive in his room. I was devastated. I couldn’t believe it. I wish he would’ve responded to my texts but I don’t now what was going on. I know he had been battling alcoholism but had over 6 months sober so I don’t know if he relapsed and didn’t want to talk to me or what. I dated him for a short time last summer. I care a lot about him as a friend. He was 58. Much too young!
Now for some brighter news…this coming Tuesday I will be starting a new job as a Pharmacy Technician at Meijer. I’ve never worked in a pharmacy before so I’m nervous but excited. I hope I do well in learning. It’s a part time position; about 24 hours a week. For those that have been following me for awhile then Meijer should be familiar to you. I actually worked in the Meijer corporate offices for 28 years. I lost that job back in October of 2017. Wow…that just dawned on me that I’m approaching the anniversary of that job loss….October 3 was the day I was told my position was no longer needed. I can’t believe it’s been three years already. I never thought I’d work for Meijer again but I need money to pay bills so I’m doing what I can. It’s not paying anywhere near what I once made working for them. Again, I can’t complain.
I’m still working on getting used to my new living arrangements. I think being without my dog Oaklee is the biggest and most difficult adjustment. I miss her SO much! She is happy with her new owners though so that’s good. Thankfully I have friends with dogs so I can get puppy fixes on occasion. Oaklee can never be replaced though. I have always owned at least one dog since I was a little kid so to not have one is a huge change. I miss that unconditional love…A LOT! Loneliness overwhelms me at times.
There’s some other things I want to talk about but I think I’ll save that for another day. I hope I can write more regularly.
Peace ~ Love ~ Happiness