Honestly, there have been times during the hip/back struggles that Andy and I both wondered if I'd be able to go back to work, and in fact I will not have the physical strength for outside sales or fund-raising ever again. BUT I was browsing help wanted ads to try to get ideas of what I might be able to do, and found an ad for a music store manager/sales person. So, I sent in my resume and 9 days later started at my new job. :)
So, when one hasn't worked in quite some time (years), it's a big adjustment. I have been ordering clothes and shoes like a mad woman because I'm too tired at the end of the day to go shopping, and Andy is picking up a lot of the slack--dinner, grocery shopping, etc. And I'm learning a lot--or trying to. This week I've been researching whether the music books are from bands
I've never heard of, movies I've never heard of, or television shows
I've never heard of. Last week was restringing violins. Tonight is a "petting zoo" at a local junior high, which to my understanding is a chance for students to find out about the different instruments and see which ones they might be interested in playing.
Andy has been very relieved that my employee discount has not yet gotten me in any trouble, although this beauty: