In looking at the past couple of posts, I realize we're really into sort of vegging around. We know that we'll be going to the ranch in early May, and will probably spend a week or so in Albuquerque/Santa Fe between when we leave here and head north.
But for right now, we seem to be doing a whole lot of nothing.
Sometimes this makes me feel guilty. Like I'm squandering my free time that I dreamed about for so many years when I was getting up every morning and getting to the Post Office around 5 am. Having to get up at that ungodly hour affected my whole outlook on life. Having two days off never seemed enough. I would usually do chores or play on the first day off, then spend most of the second day worrying that I had to go to work the next day.
I dreamed of everything I'd do when I retired.
And now I so often find myself doing nothing. Am I wasting all this precious time?
It's hard to tell. I know I love reading books, especially those about early life in this amazing country. And I certainly enjoy movies, maybe more than I should. Then there's the computer, which I can lose myself in for hours at a time.
And of course there's photography, and the computer time that inevitably follows.
All this, and any time I want I can look up and see the sweet face I love so much across from me.
Hmmmm, maybe I'm doing something, just not what I thought I'd be doing.
And you know what's funny? I sometimes find myself getting up at 5:00am, just like I used to.
But now, it's my choice. And I don't have to hurry and run out the door, I'm free to watch the sun rise.
No matter what I'm doing, I love my life.
Oh, and the quails are what I was doing this morning.
I wanted to make sure and include a picture of the female, since we ALWAYS see pictures of the males. Just like in real life, I think they are at least as beautiful as their mates.
Enjoy your day.