To Work or not to Work

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I can’t decide if I want to continue to work. I took official retirement in 2012. That worked well for me for a few years then I started to get bored with not having anything to do. After a while I got a job at McDonald’s. Working at McDonald’s is a tough job, the work is very demanding, customers are very demanding, and the company is very demanding.

I’ve worked at McDonald’s for just under three years and have reached a point where I don’t want to work anymore. It gets more difficult to go into work every shift. Last week I called in sick on Tuesday and on Wednesday I texted my boss indicating I wouldn’t be in for the rest of the week. I need to mention I have submitted my notice to quit on three previous occasions. Each time management has talked me into not quitting so I stayed on.

Today is Sunday and I have one more day off before I am scheduled to work again. After having a week off going back to work is not something I am looking forward to. There is one problem, I like the money I earn at McDonald’s. My question to you and the universe is; should I go back to work or should I quit?

 

The Crown

The CrownA very interesting series created by Netflix. The show loosely follows the life and events of Queen Elizabeth. I’ve never paid much attention to the royal family, so I find this show very informative, even knowing that the show may not be entirely factual. One impression I get from the show is that Queen Elizabeth and prince Phillip were not always happy in their marital relationship. I haven’t watched the entire series so I may rewrite this post later.

The CrownBased on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

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My Journey to WordPress

I started to write a story about how I got to this WordPress blog. I originally wanted a simple short story but found my story was getting far too complicated and would be of limited interest. Let me just say after much trial and error my website ended up being hosted on the WordPress servers. I find WordPress hosting to be inadequate in that most of the features I had on other hosting services require an upgrade on WordPress.  Since I paid for a years’ worth of hosting I’ll have to do with the features that come with the personal plan. I’ll relocate my website in another year.

Working/Confused

I’ve been working on my WordPress site for most of the day today. Like I said in a previous post there is something broken on nearly every page. I wonder if it’s worth the effort.

I’ve also read some posts from other sites; most interesting insight on how others see the world. It’s good to know there are other people who see things the way I do. At the same time there are some blogs that are really out there.

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Photo from: International Book Writing Guild

The New Garden

Another spring is around the corner and it’s time to plant a new garden. I’m going to cut back on the number of tomato plants this year. I think one plant is enough. More later.

Obsessed

I have a lot of writing to do to catch up on my daily post prompt writing (not going to happen). I am certainly not obsessed with creating a post to answer the prompt challenge every day. In fact, I have lost interest in the daily prompts, that doesn’t mean I won’t start writing more regularly again at some point. It’s unfortunate, but when something I like to do becomes a chore that has to be done every day I tend to lose interest.

I still read posts others write and for the most part I enjoy reading them. I sometimes take inspiration from what I read, and I do find some useful advice from time to time, but I’m not inspired enough to write my own post. Most of the time I don’t feel very creative.


I started taking another WordPress course “Commenting Basics”. The problem is I haven’t actually done any of the challenges yet. I keep putting it off. I’m fearful that I may offend someone or cause discomfort in some way. Not something I want to do. Perhaps in time I will “Just Do It” and start participating in the WordPress community again.

Dramatic

Jack-Bauer-180x265TV Series “24”When I think of dramatic I think of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) from the TV series 24. The drama is never-ending. Jack never gets an even break. He moves from one dramatic situation to another.
I have been watching the series 24 on “Amazon Prime Video” for the past several weeks. It’s the first time I’ve seen most of the episodes. It’s all new to me.

A short blurb from IMDB about the TV series 24.

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Each season is one 24-hour day. Each episode is one hour of the day. I’ve noticed that the characters in the series never have any time during the 24-hour period to sleep. They are always at work. I’d like to know how they do it. Maybe they sleep between seasons. Whatever they do to keep going the series works for me. 24 is one of my favorite TV shows, it keeps me on the edge of my seat.

Craving

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It’s been a while since I wrote a post. I’m the kind of person that loses interest in things when they become a task rather than a desire, and writing posts for the “Daily Post” became a chore. I also lost interest because I was writing to please the program rather than to please myself. I had lost my craving to be creative.

I have been reading a lot of posts trying to get an idea or some inspiration to help me write better posts. During this research I also read many “About” pages. I found most “About” pages to be very uninformative. In many cases the about page was written as another blog post not providing any information about the person writing the blog. I think an “About” page should provide information about the writer like a name (at least a first name), a location (where do you live), your gender or a picture of yourself. And a generalization of who you are and what you are interested in. I have started reading the about page first, if there is no information about who you are I generally won’t read your blog posts. I like to know who is writing what I am reading.

Muse

This post is re posted from my Learning Curve blog

Today I am supposed to write a post using information from one of the comments I’ve made in the past. I reviewed the comments I made and decided there wasn’t one worth writing a post about. I’ve concluded that my comments aren’t worth reading.

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Wind

I thought I’d include my picture today on this temporary post that I am writing to test some things that I am trying to do. (Long sentence) Wow. I’m not satisfied with the way WordPress.com’s desktop application is working. I’m trying new and different programs to write and publish my posts. MS Word works well but it lacks the ability to add tags. I need to be able to add tags. If anyone knows of a program that works well publishing to WordPress please let me know. Now if this post is not full of wind (airbag) I guess I’m cheating again. It is my intent to write a real post that includes the word wind later today. Please forgive me for now.