Boy. The closer I get to not having to work, the less I want to go every day. So here I sit, Monday morning, just wishing it was 2 months from now and (hopefully) my house would be sold and I’d be packing to leave.
I am not good with the transitory phase. Once I decide I want to go in another direction, I just want to be there. When I visit family or friends, and the day comes where I have to go home, I just want to beam myself home, (“Beam me up, or in this case home, Scotty”). That’s about where I am today, Monday morning.
I’d so much rather be doing something that would facilitate my moving, than going to work. I think I will work a little when I get to Florida, maybe 20 hours a week. But it won’t be a job like this, no serious responsibility, or big decisions to make. Something mindless and maybe even fun, lol.
On top of not wanting to work, especially on Monday, when I have to work til 7, it is snowing. It snowed yesterday. Give it up winter! It was 60’s last week, now it’s 30’s and snowing. Another reason I want to get out of town, lol. I have never lived where there wasn’t winter to deal with, and I am SOOO looking forward to it.
I was talking to my sister yesterday, telling her how I was packing up clothes to give away that I won’t need. Looking in my coat closet, at my 5 or 10 winter coats. She said, “well you’ll need a warm jacket, and maybe a coat, once in a while. But you won’t need your ice scraper! Or your mittens!” We laughed, me, I almost cried, lol. I will be so happy never to walk out into 0° temps again, with 5 layers of thick clothing and still be cold. I hate being cold. I am too old to be cold. I won’t ever have my house set at 62°(F) again, when it’s so cold that to sit on the couch with my lap top, I am dressed my fleece pajamas, slipper boots, a thick pink robe, and a blanket over me. (This just made me think of Scott, without being upset, lol. He hated my pink robe. He called it the “dreaded pink robe.” If I wanted to make him laugh I’d send him a pic of me in it. Well those are old days, a funny memory.)
Do you suppose I’ll ever complain about the heat in Florida? I suppose. If I do, then…I’ll have to call my friends up here, in New England, or my friend up in the Adirondacks of New York, and see if I can come visit for a bit. I think I can find a bed. Airfare is cheap between Tampa and here.
Speaking of my friend from upstate NY, I think she’s coming to visit me next month. I want her to come before I leave here. She is an old high school buddy, we will have so much fun.
My new male friend will call tonight. He sent a message saying he would, and so far, he has done exactly as he says. Marbles in the jar. He’s reliable. He does what he says he will, time after time. Maybe we will make plans to meet, that would be nice. I look forward to talking to him, he has this easy, kind manner, his voice is relaxing. I feel like maybe we could be good friends, if nothing else, because I’m leaving.
I feel recovered this morning, from all my emotional upset that was wrapped around Maggie’s passing. Back to being excited about moving, about my new life. The old emotions have retreated to the place where they belong. They have a place in my heart always. But I feel, at the moment anyway, that I am done obsessing about them. There is so much for me to be happy about, grateful for, excited about. These are the things which will occupy my mind today.
Oh, and work, lol. I guess work will also still have to take up some of my space today. But not for long. Lots of joy in my heart this morning.
Love and light.