Wednesday, January 04, 2006

It's 7:12 AM...not even dawn yet. The coffee's brewing so I'll be more lucid soon.....
I feel this obligation to write something so that both of you know I haven't fallen off the planet.

Have you ever had the feeling that all's RIGHT with your world? Yeah, money's tight, but it's ok. I'm getting by, and when I admit that I'm not working and "on unemployment", the most startling people say, "Yeah, that was the best time in my life!" or, "I really enjoyed those months. It was such a gift"....

I'm beginning to understand.

I'm discovering my personal 'default settings': I wake up around 6 every day without an alarm. After watching the sunrise with my toast and coffee, I wait til I'm hungry before I have lunch. Sometimes that's 2PM. There really is a natural 'low' time in the afternoon (and yes, sometimes I NAP then.)

Traffic on the highway this time of day is mostly frantic people heading to work, with a travel mug and business clothes and a name tag. I'm thrilled, for now, not to be one of them.

Now I have a respite from it, and I look back at a 38 year blur of activity every day....scrambling to be out on time...get it done...what about the we have the right roses....will I have time...can we make it work....? Argh.

When I'm in a store or other business, I see various people who work there and think: how did she get that job? Does he like what he's doing? Would I be happy doing that? Could I do that, too?
LOL...for now, it's all academic. I'll be back, but not yet...


  1. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Good for you! Glad to hear you're enjoying your "sabbatical". Enjoy your time and know that if the wanderlust hits you again, there's always Chicago, donja know.

    Love - P.T.

  2. Anonymous5:47 AM

    It's true-- I really enjoyed the time that I spent on unemployment. I spent a lot of my time working on projects of my own, which was rewarding in a way that working for other people seldom is:-)

    While I am genetically coded to worry about you, I am glad that you're having a good time.




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