Summer Break, Day 1*

3 June, 2015
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Because you’re all dying to know what I’ve been doing, ja?

Well, don’t you know, I woke up at the butt crack of dawn, just like normal. Do you do that when you take a vacation, or do you automatically switch off the internal alarm and sleep in? And for the pensioners among us: Is your sleep time the same as it was for all those years of being on the work clock?

First thing I did was rejoice that I didn’t have to get dress clothes out of the closet and run for the shower, the coffee maker, and the road. After that, I lounged in the bed a bit longer, reading news on my phone. Then I got up and put some laundry in, talked on a chat with some teacher friends, made the coffee, read some stuff that supremely honked me off (I gotta quit that), mixed up some banana bread from the too-ripe-to-enjoy-naked fruit on the counter top, and sat down to write to you. And now it’s 9:45……….what to do now, what to do now….

These are the kind of mornings I could get used to. Well, until I went stir crazy from teenage attitude withdrawal.

Daughter-in-law Hannah is having some minor surgery this afternoon, so I will go sit at the hospital with her mom and Seamus, then head off to the toy store for some fun shopping for Mr. A’s third birthday party on Saturday. This evening, we’ll take Pax & Remy to the park for a workout, after which I will call it a night with writing to Kay, followed by some mindless tube watching.

And I resolve for the rest of the day to avoid reading things on social media that make me want to hunt down that Louisville Slugger.

Happy Wednesday, fiends — and that’s likely all you’ll get in that vein, as the time has now come for me to completely forget what day it is.


*Don’t worry, I don’t plan to do a day-by-day play-by-play. Although I thought about it…

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3 June, 2015 11:22 am

“Summer time and the living is easy…” Congrats on the end of another school year and for being one more year closer to Pensionville. I do my best to stay away from the social media that will get me riled; of late, I have had to to block news feeds from three people on fb because of the non-stop stream of idiocy. Two were related to me, which is scary and one was a sort of colleague from my former profession. The one relative is an In-Law and had I not blocked him I was going to go back to… Read more »

3 June, 2015 2:11 pm

I love to get up early especially during vacations! The quiet of the morning, not having to rush around, that’s the life! I hope all is well with Hannah, enjoy your day! **hugs** ReplyRat Fink Reply:June 4th, 2015 at 7:40 amI lurrrve the early morning quiet, too! We must be in the minority, because I read from a lot of people that they are happily enjoying sleeping in. Not so for me. Yesterday was a great first vacation day, as I wasn’t a total slug, but the “busy” stuff was enjoyable. Not that I don’t love my job, but the… Read more »

3 June, 2015 5:09 pm

Glad you had a more relaxed pace this morning. I’m still an early riser. My big change: I tend to hit the sack earlier. I become comatose by 10 pm. I sometimes try to read before going to sleep, but then can’t remember what I read. I did a 10 mile bicycle ride this a.m. also mowed our yard and did a lot of trim work. Today is number two grandchild’s birthday so Bonnie and I phoned her and sang Happy Birthday to her. She now lives out of town. I pray everything is alright with Hannah. Wish I had… Read more »