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Monday, January 28, 2008

Eek! I'm Turning into a Geek!

Yes, I'm afraid it's true. Although there are those who might say I've always been one. The word did not exist when I was in high school, nor did the word 'nerd' for that matter. How old is she? you are probably asking yourself at this point. Well, let's just say when I was in high school, I was in the "smart" class and most of the guys in that class were definitely what I would call nerds. I guess that made me one too. So what's happening now? I'm taking 3 on-line classes from Santa Rosa Junior College, and between those and all the other things I have going on, I think I spend at least 10 hours a day or more, on a computer at home. I am hoping to learn enough Dreamweaver to put up my own website because the platform I am currently using is so inflexible and I want to improve the appearance. I have many plans for www.wisewomenofthewest.com . Might I add that you can now purchase some of my herbal products and several different astrology reports from there using PayPal. I have had to schedule "days off" now that I work from home since I am actually working more now than ever. But I love the flexibility of being able to eat when I wish and wear what I want. That was always a problem for me. I am a grazer and like to nibble small amounts of food throughout the day. Most jobs have a "lunch hour" usually a half-hour in which you must force-feed yourself in order to stay alive. And the breakfast thing was also a problem. I just can't eat when I get up in the morning. I need time to see what I want to put on my stomach. When you work "in the world", you either don't eat at all or you make yourself eat something to "start your day right". Let's not get into the issues I always had with the bathroom, except to say that my last job as a Letter Carrier was a real doozy in that department. Out on the route as a Rural Carrier, I had to find places in the woods. As a City Carrier, I sometimes had to ask people to let me in their house. That is really embarrassing and if you deliver mail in a neighborhood where everyone is away at work, man, you are really in trouble. Since you can't "deviate" from the route, you can't get in your truck and drive to a public bathroom. So, again, you have to closely monitor your food and beverage intake so that you won't have to "go" for the several hours you are out on the route. I wonder how many Letter Carriers end up with bladder and colon problems? Hmmm, I wonder if anyone is doing research on that one? Oh, I'm so glad those days are over. Now, back to my .....