the written Scriptures originate from Yahweh

It is 11:48 AM late Monday morning. It is a warm sunny day. It feels like the beginning of Summer 2020. Seasons come and seasons go. As we stand by the roadside we watch the Seasons go by.

I got up this morning around 5:45 AM. I do not know why I got up so early. All is unknown when we get right down to it. We all live by blind faith.

So I got up as my habit is and immediately checked my e-mail. I next looked at Booktube videos. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read from a book titled, 'Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel' by Matthew Barrett.

Carol got home from work (her last work shift) around 8:30 AM. After work she was leaving all the night nurses and other staff were lined up outside with signs and a beads to send her off. The hospital Chaplin was also there with his guitar and sang her a song. It was all very emotional (Carol had taped the sent off on her cell phone). The nurses and staff also threw her a big pot luck and gave her cards. Nurses and other hospital staff filled a book with all their memories of working with Carol the last 29 years/all very touching and sweet entries. My wife was dearly loved by many people/staff/nurses/doctors at the hospital. My wife is very sweet kind woman/a hard worker and a wise giving nurse. But we all must go to the next stage of life which for some is retirement.

Carol went to bed around 10:10 AM to sleep awhile. It will take her a couple of days to recover from three night shifts. But she does not have to go back to work any more. No more facing sick patients/no more patients with COVID-19. I told Carol it took me two years to feel normal after I left the work force. It is going to take Carol awhile to find herself/her inner rhythm after working for so many years. It is a whole new world for my wife now she is no longer going to work as a full time Professional nurse.

So it is now 12:03 PM Monday afternoon. I will close to drift. I got up too early. Last night I mainly read, 'The Origin Of The Brunists' A Novel by Robert Coover. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. I will close since I am drained.

Yesterday while Carol was sleeping Emily and Josie stopped by to place this sign on Carol's windshield.




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Happy Retirement Carol! Enjoy your time. I am also a retired ER nurse. Lots more time with grandkids!
Congratulations to your wife on her retirement!

I taught Anatomy & Physiology at MidAmerica Nazarene University for over 35 years.
Students had to get a good grade in my year long course in order to be admitted to the Nursing program. I am so appreciative of the work and concern and dedication I saw in these young ladies (as well as more and more young men in recent years). We got to the place where about 93% were passing their Nursing Boards Exam on the first try. I can identify with your feelings of pride for the kind of person that Carol must be!

I retired from teaching two years ago and sure understand your statement about it taking that long to get used to fact not quite sure I am there yet! Like you I spend a lot of my time reading and listening to music with a basement full of books, CDs and records. I can not forsee ever going back to teaching (in fact my wife forbids me to!) Kay spent her life in the medical field, most recently as a buyer for our local hospital. She "retired" a year ago, but they keep calling her in once every week or two.....perhaps after a brief rest Carol may do a little fill in nursing work?

Our Thrift Stores and library book stores in Kansas City area are finally opening back up.....I need to start looking for treasure soon. I enjoy your regular postings and in fact learn a lot from you about some authors and areas that are not in my major reading areas.

Have a good safe day.

Nappy retirement wishes to Carol! May you both find much to delight in with this next phase of your lives.