Friday, 29 May 2009

Northern Ontario

This was taken on one of my many journeys into Northern Ontario. This is a view of Lake Superior on a cold November Day. This stirs my soul. This gives me shivers down my spine and not from the fact that it was freezing but from the sheer beauty! I love the north. Any where up north! I do not like the cities, although, at the present time I do live in a small town in central Ontario (out of necessity). I have a cottage to go to. I can get into the car and forests and lakes and rivers are never far away. I am extremely fortunate for this and although I can't live as far north as I would like I can at least visit. Someday I would like to retire up north, but, realistically will probably die before I get that opportunity.( No spring chicken) Unfortunately I am not independently rich or even well off so I have to work, and that requires being near a town or a city. I do though, live outside of town and have a big yard that is well treed with a great view. But I am greedy! I want that view! The one in the picture! Ahh.. One can dream!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Bear with me!

Bear with me! I am setting up this blog still. Hope to have it up and running properly soon. I am in the midst of buying and selling right now(new to me) but will post here shortly! Come talk with me on Twitter. I just signed up!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A Blog with no Theme

This is a blog with no theme! It is strictly for me to rant, rave, sing or dance. It will be about anything and everything. I will mix it up!
So lets start with me. (Ha ha, it always starts with me!) A few people are already following my other blogs, and I love them for it, but I haven't talked about myself much or why I am suddenly here blogging.

After years in the workforce slaving away, I have become a victim of the recession! Or so I am told. I think the ex-boss saw the recession happening and decided to get rid of the highest paid workers and keep the more lowly paid group as that is exactly what he did. When I started with the company there was only 3 people, one of them being me. I helped him to build that up to 21 employees. Then a little tiny recession looms and "BANG"! Away you go now! No loyalty whatsoever! Ceesh!

So... I have to start again. I have already been in the work force for 30 years. So what will I be when I grow up? Not sure but I will keep you posted. I am thinking of retraining. I want something I can work with on my own, preferably from home.(Go figure! I don't trust bosses anymore?) So I am looking for now. All the jobs I have had in the past have been very physical. I really am a Tomboy. I have been a Horticulturist, A Paramedic and a Confined Space Rescue Technician as well as an Instructor in various things for 22 years. So I have destroyed my body. My backaches. my joints ache, I have a close relationship to Authur Itis. So I do think I will look for something a bit more sedate. Like working on my computer, on my time, when and if I choose. I don't ask for much! HA HA! Like that is going to happen! I am though turning my thoughts toward working at home. Just not entirely sure yet as what. And for those of you with dirty minds I am far to old for that and street corners are far too expensive these days!

Does any one else find it strange that a recession came into being right close to the time that all the baby boomers are retiring? Conspiracy? I think so!!!!!