This morning while reading a local free paper, I saw a notice for the farmer’s market. This will be going on every Saturday till the end of the Fall season (I think). I only got peaches, blueberries and a loaf of yummy homemade applesauce bread. Some of the best peaches that I have had in the past have come from little farm stands (or bigger farmer’s markets) and today’s fruit is just as good as I remember. I have to go back next weekend because I got a call from 1 of the vendors saying I won a $25 gift certificate.
Later I went to the library to do some writing. I ended up studying for my next test; in my training class at work. I need all the study time I can get. Believe me, just because I can practically live online 24/7, does not mean I understand how to do a job on a computer. Didn’t take long though for my mind to wander away from school/ work stuff.
So I decided to go for a drive and check out the new Veterans Memorial Park. I am calling it new because it wasn’t here in the 80’s when I lived here before. Unfortunately I had left home today with only my cell phone for picture taking. I will need to go back another day for better pictures.
Seeing as I blog with my tablet and all today’s pics were taken with my phone, it can be time consuming to first post pictures on facebook and then download them onto my tablet in order to post them here. The above picture is from the Korean War memorial. Don’t you just love the red mountains in the background?
Just an wider shot of the area as I walked back to my car. You can see the flags flying above the trees in the memorial areas. Hard to believe that this is the edge of the city. Nice spot to get away from the rat-race of life.
It was a pretty good day, that got a bit warm. It was about 75° when I left home and had gone up 10 degrees by the time I got home. To warm for the long sleeve shirt I was wearing.
That picture above is the sign at the park near the library. It’s the park where I used to take my kids about 27-30 years ago, but the library was smaller and on a different street before.
Even in the internet era, it’s nice to see that some towns value libraries enough to make them bigger. Usually every time I move to a new area I like to check out the library. If you want to find out about events in your new community, or where different businesses are located around town, then a library usually has all that info.
Well even though I wasn’t looking for a full time job, that’s what I ended up getting. It was the first job I interviewed for also. I am in a training class at work for the next 6 weeks. It still seems a bit confusing but I hope to get the hang of it before training is over. The company gives quite a few discounts at different businesses and today I used a discount to get a new tire put on my car.
The discounts around town, the special bonuses at work, and the idea of maybe setting up a 401k almost make it seem worth staying here a for a few years or maybe even retiring here. But I have awhile before I can think of retirement. But Cedar City is as good a place to settle down as most other place I have been. Course my opinion might change once snow hits the roads.
My company (Convergy’s) even does tuition reimbursement for certain majors like: English, Business Administration, and bunch of computer degrees, and a few others that I can’t remember right now. So if I do decide to stay here, then I will check out school for the Winter semester.
OMG, I almost sound like a normal person living a normal adult life..now that’s weird. Hmm, maybe the heat has melted a few brain cells. Well it’s around the high 80’s-low 90’s here in the afternoon. So it’s better than Death Valley, CA.
I signed up for an unexpected trip to Walmart in Rapid City, the other night. So after grabbing a few food items I went to the entertainment/electronics department. It cost more than I expected and more than the 1 I found on Amazon. But it’s a bit bigger and has more storage then my old tablet.
My old tablet died while I was still in Vegas. I missed being able to do some things on the tablet that I can’t do on my outdated laptop…like play canasta, backgammon, and farm heroes saga. I also miss reading free e-books. I still remember when I got my first Kindle years ago, and my friend Kathleen told me all about free e-books. I have been hooked ever since.
I will have to write to amazon and explain that I have a different e-reader to see if I can download some of the same books I had before. This morning while trying to get fictional books about the Amish all I could get was a message saying that I already purchased the book. I also want the books by: Patricia Cornwall & Dean Koontz that I had before. Today I found 2 books by: Harper Lee that I must read. I went to a play here in South Dakota, last month, about her book “To Kill a Mockingbird “, and loved it. Now I must read the book, and Harper’s new one.
One nice thing about ebooks, is that you can read anything in public and nobody knows what you are reading. You can read trashy mind-numbing stuff all day long without hearing any comments about it being a waste of time. To be honest, what is your impression of someone reading trashy romance novels?
Some people like my brother like real books that you hold in your hand and turn a page. My brother built a library/office in his home and it’s actually 1 of my favorite rooms in his house. But I like e-readers too. With my lifestyle, it’s easier to carry thousands of books around in my purse on my tablet. I can travel easier with my e-reader then my brother can with his library.