I tried to think about what I like to do on my day off. What I would love to do is to spend the day reading one of my many romantic stories. Yes! I am a sucker for a good romance story. However, it has to be an HEA (Happily Ever After), otherwise, I’m not interested.
I know that it is not realistic, but that is exactly, why I love the HEA’s. I like to believe it is possible for someone out there to have their HEA.
I realize life is a series of ups and downs throughout our life until our Father calls us home. But if you think about it, those challenges we go through is what makes life interesting. We never fully know what is going to happen next or how we will respond to any given situation.
WOW!!! How did I end up on that subject? Okay, My day off. I love reading. I don’t get to read as much as I would like because there always seem be something that needs my attention. That’s life, especially when you raise three sets of children. Another story for another time.
Besides reading, I enjoy watching General Hospital (I’m always 20 - 30 episodes behind everyone else.). I record the shows to watch when I have some time to sit down and enjoy them. The good part about that, is I can watch 5 – 10 episodes in a row if I have the time, instead of having to wait for the next day or the next week. That actually makes a crazy kind of sense to me and other soap opera watchers.
I also enjoy re-runs of murder mysteries shown on the Hallmark Movie and Mystery Channel and I absolutely love the old black and white westerns shown on the Encore Western Channel.
They bring back memories of watching them as a child and I can actually experience the excitement, the feel of the old hard chair I sat on as I watched shows like, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Cheyenne (my personal favorite), Laramie. I watched all the westerns growing up. When I close my eyes while watching these old westerns, I can almost smell my mothers’ cooking and hear the doors slam when one of my siblings come into the house.
Then there are the Christmas stories at Christmas time.
Hallmark in the past, dubbed July as Christmas in July and the whole month was dedicated to Christmas stories. This year, however, they only did ten days of Christmas stories. I was so disappointed. I hope they don’t short change us again for November and December, when they show two months of Christmas stories.
I love Christmas, but I hate shopping for Christmas. I’m not good at selecting gifts and wrapping them to give out.
Okay, I have strayed again. The truth is, the things I mentioned above would be the things I would do if I had a day off with no interruptions. You probably think I should go for a walk, go to the park or beach, go shopping or get together with the girls for some fun talk. Not for me.
I’m a loner. When I walk through the door of my home, everything else is shut out. I don’t think about things like calling someone just to talk about the trials and tribulations of the day. I leave everything outside. It’s probably why I don’t have health problems. I shut down and my only interest is my family, trying to relax and maybe getting a chance to do some reading before I go to bed. My husband tells me, I’m cranky if I don’t get to do a little reading. What can I say? It’s my personal addiction.
I know, you don’t understand how I could be a loner when I have been involved in so many things. I will share many of these things at a later time, I have always had a boat load of interests and trust me when I say they are many. I am a most complex person, but it all goes into making me who I am today and I am still a work in progress. I can’t wait to see what other interests I develop.
This is one of the things I like to do when I have time. Write. I love putting my words down and reviewing my work. I am almost always surprised at what comes out of my mind. I believe it is when I really share me with others. I hope you are not disappointed in what you have read so far. But for now, I must close out as I determine what I will write next. It will be about my first car. It’s a funny story. I think you will like it.
Until next time, take care. lw