My rain slicked deck this morning
Rain day today!
I love the sun. I love sunny days. But occasionally we get a rainy day like today. I love rain days too!
If I lived in Seattle or the Great Northwest, where it rains most of the time and the sunny day is a rare occurrence, maybe I wouldn't feel this way about rainy days.
If I lived in Londan, England where gray skies, fog and rain are the norm perhaps I wouldn't be so fond of rainy days either. But I don't live where the weather is rainy most of the time. I live on the eastern coast of the Delmarva peninsula where we have a lot of sunny, dry days. Thus, when we get a rainy day like today I welcome it.
Today I was scheduled for an appointment with my dermatologist in Pennsylvania. I canceled the appointment yesterday because I don't like to travel in the rain. I don't like to travel at night or in the rain.......or in the snow. But I do like to hang out here in my cozy nest that is my home.
This is my schedule for today:
- Update my Shutterfly pictures (dates and descriptions) for reproduction of prints for Christmas gifts
- Update my blog (which I am doing now)
- Vacuum the whole first floor (no excuse now not to vacuum)
- Put Christmas candles in the front windows of the house to complete my Christmas decorations
- Prepare a lunch of Frito Lay Blazing Buffalo chips and turkey salad sandwich
- After lunch lie down in my bed and read a bit ("Hollywood Beauty - Hedy Lamarr)
- Drift off to sleep for my afternoon nap
- Get up about 4 pm and check my e-mail and the latest news
- Watch my previously recorded "Judge Judy" episodes
- Prepare a dinner of Caesar Salad, oven fry potatoes (with skins) and chicken pot pie
- Watch MSNBC evening lineup shows of: Dylan Rattigan, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell
That is my schedule for today. Tomorrow it will be different because I go to work at the hotel. Each day is different. But that is one thing I love about being retired. I can do whatever I want to do.
I often think of all those years (since 1954) that I had to go to school, three years in the Army, and then over 40 years on the corporate hamster wheel. All those days I HAD TO get up early to catch the train to go to work in Philadelphia at the bank.
I looked forward to the day that my life would be my own.
I looked forward to the day when I could sleep as late as I wanted to.
I looked forward to the day when my life was my own.
I looked forward to the day when I have the freedom that I have now.
I love it!