If I wasn’t retired, it would be today that I would have to go back to work.

6:30 a.m. on a work day I would be in the shower.  Today I am taking the dogs for a walk.

7:30 a.m. was my start time at work.  Today I will read the paper while enjoying yet another cup of coffee.  I might just read obituaries of people I don’t even know… just because I have the time.

8:00-11:00 – I would be distributing all the summer mail and getting the teacher boxes re-alphabetized with the new teacher’s names included.  Today I will finish editing some pictures, or maybe work in the yard.  I haven’t decided yet.

12:00 – I would be eating my brown bag lunch and wondering why I thought it sounded good when I packed it in the morning.  Today I am making a FRESH chicken salad and watching a show on TV while I eat it.

1:00 I am getting my hair cut.  I used to have to make my appointments at 4:30.  I’ll let the working people have that time slot now!

After that I am going grocery shopping to get what I need to make a new recipe for dinner.  I’ll have a glass of wine while I cook and contemplate how nice my day was.

Yes, today it feels real.



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