For those who don't know, I have been self employed doing some human resources consulting over the past 20 years. It paid reasonably well, was a great source of intellectual stimulation, and in the early years let me be home for my daughter when she was growing up. But between my desire to slow things down a bit and the economy overall I am now down to just three clients: one local and one each in Cleveland and Chicago.
This week I flew out to Chicago for two days worth of meetings and came back last night. Travel, especially air travel is no longer fun and certainly isn't the adventure that I thought it was years ago when I started do it. Yesterday after my meeting was over I caught a cab to the airport. O'Hare is not a favorite of mine because I can get messed up there too often, like 50% of the time. Yesterday wasn't too bad, although there are always issues of one kind or another. Like I've shared with you, I'm going through menopause and in my last blog indicated that I hadn't had a period in 5 weeks, well you guessed it, guess what I got on the flight home yesterday. Yup, and I still carry an OB in my purse. Good thing, too.
There is a good side of this story because as I've said on some of the boards my husband and I just love having menstrual sex. He was delighted at having another opportunity. The summer at the lake cottage has been really nice this year and I promise to share some additional ramblings about what we've been doing.