Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Every morning, as I come to life from my sleep torpor, the first thing I do (after taking a pee of course) is to open the curtain to the right of my bed.
I love light. I love my backyard. I love getting up when I want to get up.
Every time I look out my bedroom window in the morning I see something different. This morning I saw an overcast day. The leaves on my three river birch trees have almost gone. The praying mantis that has taken up residence on my pink rose bush was a no-show this morning. I hope nothing happened to her. Maybe she had a full stomach. Yesterday morning she was chomping away on a hapless insect when I looked out.
One of the very best things about retirement is that I get up when I want to. No alarm to jar me awake, just when my body tells me "It's time to get up Ron. Enough beauty sleep for you." I remember all those years (40 plus) that I HAD to get up in time to get to work on time. Oh how many times I dreamed of the day when I could get up when I wanted to get up. Even with my part-time job, I don't have to get up early because I work the second shift (3 pm to 11 pm).
After I check out the back yard I go to the bathroom and shave. Then around the corner to our kitchen and breakfast. I take my herbal fiber blend mix first. Then the 20 minutes I have to wait for that to take effect I go downstairs to the basement to pump 25 with my weights. Then breakfast.
My breakfast always consists of the same thing, a bran cereal with 100% vitamins and fiber with fruit. I used to have bananas but now I go for peaches or strawberries and 2% milk.
After breakfast I brush my teeth then I'm off to my home office and my computer. So much to do on my computer. I usually update my blog first but not always. Sometimes I check my e-mails but I'm almost always behind on my e-mails. I rarely check the news on my computer. For that I have my TV on as background wallpaper. Some of the news seeps through by osmosis to my brain. Lately all the news has been about they dysfunction in Washington so I tune it out. Seen this movie before.
It's 12 pm now. Time for lunch then a nap then off to work at the hotel. I lead an exciting life don't I?