Even if my day is spent in trivial pursuits just trying to maintain a house or prepare for company it is fun not to be on a rigorous schedule of a job. I think that I will enjoy retired life if I ever get to retire. Right now, retirement is only a dream. It seems there are more and more places for the money to go.
I was talking to Daniel and my parents the other day. In the middle of all as far as age is concerned, me 53, Daniel 25 and my parents up in their 70s. Daniel had asked something about my early hours. I made the statement that I want to use every minute. I do not want to waste any of my time. I rise early and I don't mind going to bed late if I am working on something. I wake up during the night. I get up.
Daddy sat listening quietly then said, "You'll get over that."
I guess I will. On days like today, I have wasted my time, hesitating to smell the clean sheets as I snapped them in the air, lingering in the nursery looking at the newest assortment of plants on the shelves, searching the shelves at Walmart for just the right little thing to give the kids for Easter, checking my plants for new signs of life emerging from their seeds, marveling at the yellow and purple irises blooming in my yard .......today I am a woman of leisure.
I think I like it.
Thanks, Linda for the comfort verse. Thought I would share it.
"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."