My last day of school for this year was last Friday. I spent the weekend like most others, nursing away a migraine and doing as little as possible. In fact, I was out like a light by 8:30 Sunday evening, never getting to the part of the night where I take the dog out one more time, give both of us our meds, and put us both to bed. I was out.
This morning I woke up at 5 a.m. Miraculously, I felt truly refreshed and awake. That never happens to me anymore. Ava, the wonderdog, and I went for our walk, and then I walked a half mile in the quiet of the day. It was lovely.
I had breakfast, did dishes, and blah, blah. I got more done by 9 a.m. than I usually do in an entire day. I even fit in a swim around 8 while it was still quiet and less hot. Then I worked for a couple of hours at school cleaning up.
I had a lovely lunch, visited with my girls, then off for a pedicure.
I relaxed and read when I got home, folded some laundry, and went to Chipotle’s.
This may sound boring to you, but I realized this afternoon, this may be the pace of my life once I retire. No rushing, no deadlines, a little social life, a little pampering, a little housekeeping.
I had fun practicing today. And I want to practice a lot so I am a pro at it by the time my real retirement starts someday.