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1st Monday After Retirement

Things to do: AM: Don’t wake up early! Spend an hour for breakfast, sip coffee , savor the flavor Open the TV, look for TFC (The Filipino Channel) Inspect Tori (my dog) for any fleas. Haul neighbor’s free wood for winter’s heat. Clean up the garden of drying dead daisies. Organize closet, set aside old clothing Call services for the blind for donation pick up Plan on organizing picture albums. Open poetry soup .com PM: Don’t cook! Buy a ready-made lunch! After lunch, nap. Put the carbohydrates to work. Wake up, blink, repeat! Stare at the clock on the mantle Plan on hitting the shopping mall Hit Ross, browse, don’t buy ( tight in budget now) Hit the thrift store , browse, don’t buy ( space is saturated) Hit the high end store, don’t buy (too expensive) Evening: Plan A: text my available friend until I run out of topic Plan B: Watch TFC: Walang Hanggan (Till Eternity) , A Tagalog drama series in TFC I wonder if the routine is worth repeating the following day!! EEEK help me!

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:07:00 PM
    Dalila, you and I are very different then. I wish I COULD do free verse. I very rarely do it right. It comes out looking like narrative. On the other hand, I adore forms. Oh, on my Black Diamond night. The stars make it into a diamond night!!

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:49:00 PM
    If you are now retired, play life by ear. Regimentation is no longer necessary (at least it shouldn't be). Relax and enjoy.

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:36:00 PM
    WAs peeking on here before bed and saw your funny reply to me. Gosh,I can hardly believe you are retired. Lucky lady. I would NOT be bored if I ever got to retire. Honestly, I never am able to do all the things I want to do before the day is finished. And you say you are looking for un GUAPO, well, that is another thing you can be doing instead of looking in thrift shops at old clothes. haha. (I used to go to thrift shops when I had money, they were fun!) Donald's advice here is very nice!!!

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Forget all that texting and get some good cable channels with more variety to watch!!!!

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:48:00 PM
    oh boy, I love MY life so much more than yours. hahaha. Sorry, but I would die if I did all this stuff that you do. My schedule is SO easy: work in a.m, but it's fun work!! then in the afternoon, lie in the sun with a magazine or write a poem/ then in evening, eat a wonderful meal, exercise, watch tv, and do Soup! (never more than an hour a day on chores or errands, just online or enjoying my life!!)

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Dalila, you had me giggling on this one...sounds like someone is ORED!!...not putting the B on, as I know you don't want to deal with the B word. Look at it this way, now you have all the time in the world to do the things you love to do...some consolation eh? Sweet and clear expressions here. One love. Joy Wells