Thursday, August 23, 2012

The job...

I started my volunteer job today and I can actually say that it wore me out as much as I hoped it would. Of course, I'm not used to working that hard anymore having lived a physically sendentary life all this time but I do enjoy the tired feeling that I have now. No doubt I will recuperate after I have sat here for a while and be in great shape again soon but I do have to say that my feet hurt from all the walking around that I did. I should soak them in a basin of hot water and get a massage but there's nobody available for that. 

I've taken to the job like a fish takes to water and I don't experience a dull moment because there's enough to do to fill the whole morning until it's time to go home. It does feel great to get on my bike and ride the twenty minutes home in the wind and the sunshine and get another kind of work out. I've got to walk Tyke when I get home so I do get my exercise. I think I'm going to be in great shape in no time at all. I know the people there are happy with me because they've told me so.

There's nothing like being cheerful and having a smile on your face from the moment you walk in until you leave and knowing it will be that way again the next time you are there. It's very thankful work and I indiscriminately am kind to everybody. I have no need to be any other way.

I did put my feet up for forty-five minutes before I had to go to the hairdresser to get my hair cut. That was my treat to myself today. I very pleasantly had my hair washed and cut while making some nice conversation. My hair turned out wel because I've let it grow longer and more flattering and now when it's cut I don't look like a punker anymore. With the new haircut and the weightloss, men actually check me out on the street. Little do they know that I'm not in the least interested. 

My GP has told me that I can no longer eat greasy and fatty foods, nor spicy foods, nor driink milk any longer. It causes my system to go into an uproar and it was getting out of hand. The reaction was so strong that it was hard to ignore. I've completely changed my diet and I'm doing a lot better now. I do miss drinking milk but I don't miss the consequences. I drink water and green tea instead. 

I've got to go and make another cup of coffee and sit and watch the news and catch up on what is going on in the world. The political campaigns have just started and on September the 12th we vote. I think I know where my vote is going but I want to make abslutely sure. 

There will be more of me next week.


Rudee said...

The work sounds perfect for you! I hope it continues to work out well.

We've been in campaign mode here for 4 years. It's hard to watch the news since it's filled with so much rhetoric and hate.

Connie Rose said...

So glad to hear the first day on the job went well.
Have you considered soy milk? I love it. I haven't used regular milk for many years. Of course there's also rice milk and almond milk available. I love soy milk, and the kind I drink is organic as well.
Much love.

VioletSky said...

Phew. I am glad all went well on your first day (in my experience first days do not usually go so well!)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your mind and body are going to be very occupied now. That will be a good kind of tired, for sure. Hope it continues to go well!

CorvusCorax12 said...

glad it all worked out and you enjoy it

Rob-bear said...

Wonderful to hear the first day on the job went so well, Irene. I hope you have a long time to be there, and to enjoy the people, while doing creative things with them.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Maggie May said...

Great about the job. Glad it worked out well.
I wouldn't be able to drink masses of milk either (or eat fatty foods) without paying the price later.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gail said...

In helping others, we help ourselves. This is the perfect job for you.

I know it is tiring but think of all the joy you bring to your job.