In case you wonder where I've been since retiring from politics....
1. Retiring as alderman and eliminating all the piles of papers that accumulate during politics, except a select few for future references
2. Keeping my social medical calendar full
3. Surviving a very hard week included a death
4. LEARNING TO USE MY KINDLE--it has a bit of a learning curve, but I love loading 10 books for $27 (rounded off), three of which were free.
The week included a stress test, my resignation as alderman after the Mayor (male) and the husband of my female physician had a yelling match over $5 that two women in a cat fight would envy.
I had my resignation written for Oct. 1, but because I suspected this kind of meeting, I simply changed the date to 11:59 p.m the self-same day. When the fighting paused for commercial (a joke) I became the commercial., I stated in public I had tolerated this kind of mess for nearly six years and I was through. I immediately handed out the resignations first to council, and then to anyone who was interested.
Amazingly almost the roomful of people wanted a copy, because it was not just "I resign for personal reasons" normal resignation. It was a full page detail of my discontent with current government (by the way we are not party elected).
I ran out of copies and had to go make more. As I progressed down the aisle to the back, there was applause. Not sure it was "glad you are gone" or "you have guts.'
As I reflect I'm not sure I went down in flames, or soared away on wings of the eagle.
DEATH: then there was the death and funeral of a friend. I was not able to attend the funeral because of a stress test the exact same time. The funeral director in my town I know well and she let me sign a page including that I was dressed in a neon chartreuse shirt and a fishing hat. (The friend's request was no one dressed in black- wear bright colors.) I know she would have loved it.
KINDLE - gift for my retirement from politics and rekindle my love of reading without tons of books to store or dispose.
Never before bought a Bible for $1.99. But struggled with controls in Sunday. Came home and did some practicing.
Two of the books my 10 were my favorite spiritual inspiration-Max Lucado. I don't think his paperbacks are selling at $2.39.
I downloaded the complete works of the Bronte family, I wanted to re-read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
I am currently reading a limited time version of Hippocrates and Medicine. Interestingly Hippy (no disrespect-saves typing) explored medicine in two respects: Medicine sorta like we consider it today, but certainly few pills, and alternative medicine-hardly at all what we consider alternative today.
As I finish it I will review it for you.
AND IT IS FOOTBALL SEASON. Even though I have two favorite Texas NFL teams, I watch any channel at any time that a football is flying.
So gimme a F, gimme a O, well you know how the cheer goes.