• Evenings

    Evenings ... I love evenings.

    Let me count the ways!

    Nobody wants anything from me.

    Husband goes to bed around 7:00 pm.  
    My grand dogs are early to bed types.  
    Even my adult kids hit the sack early
     - mostly because they have to go to work the next day.
      Nobody calls - my friends all seem to be early-to-bed types. 

    I control the TV remote.

    I get to choose the TV shows.
    I can choose Netflix.
    I can choose Amazon Video.
    I can choose Verizon on Demand.
    I can turn it on!
    I can turn it off!

    I don't have to talk to anyone.

    Talking is over-rated.
    Silence is golden.
    My own company is the best company.

    Night time is quiet time.

    The world is pretty quiet at night.
    Animals are quiet.
    People are quiet.
    Traffic is less.

    I can sit and do nothing and not feel guilty.

    I can knit.
    I can read.
    I can listen to an audiobook.
    But I can do nothing. 
    I can sit on the balcony and
    watch all the folks coming home from work
    grateful that I am not one of them.

    I think everyone needs a quiet peaceful time during the 24 hour cycle that measures our life ... time without regard to the needs of others.   It is hard to carve out that time when you are younger with demands of job and family.  I was never successful before retirement.  Having it now is a simple pleasure I look forward to every single day.

    Do you have a favored time of day
    that is just yours without demands?

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