I must say I know why everyone looks forward to retirement. I spent five days just grousing around the house and found it so appealing that I am looking for my next big break. Normally, my wife has me running off to some hotel up north when I have large amounts of time off, but this time I simply stayed home.
I am the kind of person that luxuriates in the most simple pleasures. Sleeping in, eating well, sitting back with a good book — even the more unsavory little things like staying in my PJs all day or not showering until five o’clock in the evening.
I spent those five days organizng my study, and recommitting myself to working harder on my novel. I did get a bit of good news from the one agent that has read my book. Although they turned me down on representing me, they did say my story has a ton of potential and that of all the manuscripts that they read, mine stood out. I will take that as a positive comment on the story.
I also got my taxes done and cleaned up some other untidy bills that have been nagging me.
Oh, I also played a bit more of EQ than I should. I got my main to 72nd level ( a magician) and my second box to 71 ( a shaman). There is a long story with EQ which one day I will get into, but suffice to say that I have always wanted to see a maximum level magician in the game — I am not sure if I will make it during this stay in Norrath, but it has been fun.
I also got to watch several movies — and even though i don’t go to the theatre, I am a sap when it comes to love stories and good adventures. I watched Serendipity with John Cusack (very good) and Beautiful Mind with Russel Crowe (another great movie).
Returned to work on Monday to the dreary life of the working man — but I look forward to my next big blast of time off. In June my wife and I head to Traverse City for a week, but in mid July I got 5 days off again….Oh god I look forward to the searing heat of summer.