It’s Friday! When I was working the goal on Monday morning was to get to Friday afternoon and all week long looked forward to the next weekend. I used to check what was happening around town and plan for our weekend excursions. Couldn’t wait to have a day of freedom to hit the road. Our weekends were spent going to local festivals, market days, and traveled to the surrounding small towns for the local shopping and restaraunts.
I have been told by many that now it shouldn’t matter as one day is just like the next, and you can do any of these things any time or day you want, but I must have an internal clock that has been programmed for over 30 years that Monday thru Friday is different from Saturday and Sunday. I’m going to have to work on this one a little longer as I still know what day of the week is, and I know the actual date. I hear that as time progresses and the longer you’re off the days just blend together, so I’ll let you know when I get there, some habits are just harder to break than others.
I have to admit this week is the first time that I have felt bored. I knew this was coming, just didn’t know when. I should have gone out and done something, but my laziness won out and as the week went on, I became a little more sad, but it’s now late Friday, and because I have that silly little clock that still is saying “it’s the weekend” all is OK. We don’t have any specific plans, but going to check the event calendar and see what’s going on in the area. I would suggest if you haven’t done it, and you like to try new things, look at your State’s visitor website and you should be able to request or look at on the website an event calendar. I previously had one for Wisconsin, Florida and now Texas. It’s a great tool to check out all the local activities and it allows you to get out of the house and do something fun, instead of watching TV, cleaning the house, or sitting on the computer all weekend. And it supports the local businesses in these towns, it’s good for everyone.
I am already deciding what to schedule for next week, because I’m not going to let myself get in the same rut I did this week. I will say that one really positive thing I am doing is walking every morning. At first I thought I was going to die, but actually it’s not so bad, it’s invigorating and I’m actually not huffing and puffing so much. It’s a beginning but I have a long way to go. It’s a new road I’m traveling and I can’t expect to see all the sights in one month, so I need to sit back and enjoy the sights as they go by, just a little slower.
I’m closing with some photos from the Volo Antique Museum from our trip to the Chicago area earlier this month. Nothing to do with this email, but it’s fun to always look at photos and wouldn’t it be fun to travel down some roads with these, until next time.