Today is Memorial Day. I went to church this morning to remember those who died so I might have my freedom. My aches and pains are petty in relation to what they suffered.
Then I came home to enjoy another carefree day. A second cup of coffee with a brownie and a call to my mom (returning her call from when I was at church) starts my late morning. Then, because I don’t have to drag my laundry to the creek and beat it on a rock, I’m going to do laundry. I figure I should start my sabbatical with clean clothes, towels and sheets, right? Making, as it were, a completely clean break with what ‘was’. UPDATE: four loads of laundry done. Basket empty. My rock is worn out. Oh wait… there was no rock. Nevermind…
But at 12:30, I’m already hearing the voices telling me to go out on the deck. My back deck is shaded by trees most of the day and the trees are full of birds. I have a small patio table with a large umbrella. It’s very nice back there with a glass of wine and a book or some music. Actually, it called to me earlier, “eat breakfast out here!” I shooed it away. UPDATE: I did go out for a while, but I think I surprised a squirrel who thought he’d check out the deck. I heard rustling behind me and decided it was time to head into the great INdoors.
It was nice to not work today because I know I’d have been scheduled to close. Instead, I watched the M*A*S*H marathon concluding with Goodbye, Farewell and Amen which left me in tears. It’s way too quiet in here and the margaritas are making me sleepy. Will I even see the end of the ballgame (that began at 7?)
I did NOT walk much today so my legs should be better tomorrow. They were still hurting this morning. I guess 8 hours of walking/standing has its toll, right? Tomorrow should be fun. I usually work on Tuesdays. Tomorrow, I won’t!
OK, so this is not the most exciting post in the world. The idea is to make sure I’m keeping to my plan and making the most of my 30 days. I reread the definition of “chill” today. I think I exemplified it’s meaning. 🙂 That makes it a good day.
Maybe I can be more exciting tomorrow! After all, I’ll be going to work and seeing other people!