“Every day has a little bit of beauty and a little bit of chaos.”

The days seem to follow the same pattern. The mornings and afternoons are hot but not so hot as to be unbearable, high 70’s or low 80’s. The nights are cool for sleeping, down to the mid 60’s. The only thing missing is the rain. It hasn’t really rained in weeks. We did have some spitting rain for about ten minutes last week, and on a couple of days the sky was filled with dark clouds, dark rainless clouds. The forecast calls for rain Tuesday, maybe.

Some days I just want to sit and do nothing but be a sloth, the best sloth I can be. I don’t want a list of chores or errands. I want to wear my cozies all day. I want to eat food either easy to make or delivered. Some days I have a hankering for Chinese then I have my burger days, always with fries and onion rings. Every once in a while I need some chocolate, either candy bar or ice cream. I have also ordered cupcakes delivered. They’re a favorite.

Cereal is one of my easy meals. The time of day doesn’t matter. My cereal now is Frosted Flakes. It was a buy one, get one free deal. The boxes are huge. I’ll be eating Frosted Flakes for months.

I keep odd hours. I’m still awake at least until one or two in the morning, sometimes even later. I have often seen the first morning light. I seldom sleep late, nine is about the latest, but I enjoy an afternoon nap.

When I worked, I wore skirts and blouses or dresses every day. It just seemed appropriate. Now, I can’t remember the last time I wore a dress. I have a few. I have a fall dress and a summer dress, a dressy dress for more formal occasions and some from Ghana made from beautiful Ghanaian cloth. Now, I usually wear pants and shirts. They’re neat but not dressy. They are comfortable which is the prime reason for wearing them.

I wear sandals or even high tops. I have a couple of pairs of Chuck Taylors, and I am shopping for more, one of my pairs has seen far better days. I’m thinking pink or red.

I have been retired 18 years. Sometimes I am bored but those times are far between. The other day I spent hours sitting on the deck reading. It was a lovely day. The book was excellent as were the crackers and cheese I had for snacks.

All in all I am contended with my life. I consider myself lucky!

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2 Comments on ““Every day has a little bit of beauty and a little bit of chaos.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I’m enjoying the cool temperature of 82°, but it is accompanied with a lot of humidity. I’m awaiting the rain that’s forecasted for tonight, for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We have a flash flood warning in effect, and depending on who you believe, we could get up to 10 inches of rain. We are going from a famine to a feast. 🙂

    Today, we had lunch at a restaurant in the little Chinatown in Richardson Texas. In the 1980s and 1990s, Richardson was a center of the mobile telecom industry which drew a large Asian population. Great Asian restaurants followed.

    I’m fortunate in that we wear uniforms while teaching and I just wear it every workday. It makes deciding what to wear easy.

    Wow! 18 years retired. That’s amazing. If I had to spend the last 18 years at home with my wife and kids, then I would have been committed to a home for the mentally ill years ago. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It seems several parts of the country have a feast or famine. We too are slated for rain Tuesday through Wednesday, but I have heard that before and we got little rain. I am skeptical.

      I haven’t had Chinese in a while, and I’l also missing Thai food. There is a good take-out Chinese close to me. There are also some good Thai restaurants. The smallest one which is the best one is in Hyannis.

      I have put away all my dresses and such. They are in boxes in the crawl space. Not to see them again would be fine with me.

      I can’t believe I have been retired so long as it has passed quickly. I am not regretting retiring so young. IO have been given a gift of all those years.

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