Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I'm running out of Summer vacation. We go back to school right around the 15th - can't remember the exact date and I'm too lazy to go look it up. I have mixed feelings about returning. I miss the kids at school, but I sure love sleeping in. I like having free time, but I get more done when my day has some structure.

I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer as I run on my treadmill. I'm now into Season 2. I watched, "What's My Line, Part 1" today. I'm at mile 13.75 - have to finish by Friday, get that 20 miles in. It's funny how it's never easy for me, never easy. Some runs are not as hard, but I've never had one that felt like it was a breeze. I have to talk myself into finishing that first mile, that second mile, and on and on. I feel so good when I'm done. I feel taller, which I know sounds strange, but maybe I'm standing straighter when I'm done.
Today I had a job interview at Banker's Casualty and Life Insurance. They sell insurance to Seniors. My dad has sold insurance and financial planning since I was 10. He loves his job. In the past I've had some experience with sales. I worked in a health club and sold club memberships. I sold shoes. I sold hair products when I was a hairdresser. I worked for a very, very short time selling magazine subscriptions.

Well, I sold the one and only health club membership that I attempted. I did okay at the shoes. I sold a whole lot of hair products - it was easy, people always wanted to recreate what I'd done at home. I seriously sucked at the magazines. I imagine I would do okay with the insurance. I think it's important to be prepared - I look at my Grandma and my mom and I wish that they were both better prepared.

Another thing to think about, I have to be flexible with my time. I'm not sure that would be possible with this job. Oh well, I'll see if they offer me something and go from there. It was interesting to listen to the presentation anyway. It made me start thinking about my own retirement. And I got to wear a new dress.

Tomorrow I am going to start writing for If you are single and have anything in particular you'd like me to cover over there, please let me know. I think it's going to be fun and I hope to be informative, too.

I'm watching "So You Think You Can Dance," right now. I love this show.

1 comment:

Rambling Woods said...

I've done some interesting stuff as a teen and in college..after that teaching and then getting too sick to teach and retirement...