Saturday, May 28, 2011

Taking Time For...What?

I slept 'til nine and boy, that's late for me but who cares? No one. Okay, maybe Elvis. Maybe he wanted out of the hen house. Zeke crawled under the covers to cuddle me last night and that's rare. I loved it. He curled up behind my curled-up legs and rested his head on my feet. Aw, man. As much grief as these dogs give me, it's all worthwhile when a tiny doglet, fairly fresh from the groomers, does that.

So last night I vowed not to take care of anything today that I didn't want to take care of. I guess I wanted to take care of the chicken water and the trash and recycle because I've done that. I want to take care of some leftovers and I'll throw them away. I want to take care of some old flowers in the hallway. Not really. I just want them gone. So I'll take care of them. I want to take care of that pile of CD's that falls over regularly, cases separated from discs. TWO identical Ella Fitzgerald Christmas CD's?
First off- Christmas?
Secondly- Two?

Yeah. I want to take care of that.

I also want to take the laundry out to the line and hang it.
What kind of a damn day off is this?

Let's face it- I don't know how to take time off. I have no idea.

Damn, it's hot.

What are you doing today? What do you do when you take time off, time for yourself?
Nap? Mop the floor? Clean the toilets? Sit by the pool? Haha!
I wish.

I guess I better eat something. Where is that damn waiter? I'd eat leftover pizza but there isn't any. Again- haha! Man it was good. I covered that sucker with onions and tomato and banana pepper and it already had spinach on it. It was a mountain-of-vegetable pizza.

If I was in Cozumel, this is what I'd eat for breakfast:
Eggs with bacon and refried beans and slices of pineapple and some delicious breads. And cup after cup of coffee and I'd be sitting dreamy watching the ferry dock, the crazy clear water. I'd say, "Gracious, gracious, gracious."
I'd be wondering where we'd be eating lunch and what I'd be having.

Maybe that's what I'll do today. Dream dreamy thoughts while I walk around and do things. Maybe I'll just walk around with a hose and give thirsty plants water and pretend I'm in Mexico and that the blue, indigo, violet, green water is lapping at my feet.

I need a mango.
And a waiter.

And blue and white bowls. And a banana and yogurt drinks.
Which is another of my favorite Cozumel breakfasts.

Oh hell. I don't need shit. I have it all.

Good morning.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. There's nothing like a good mango for breakfast. We didn't have one this morning either. :(

    I had a whole mental list of things I needed to do today but somehow during the night if drifted away. Oh, well I'll remember it eventually...likely when it's too late. Enjoy your "time off".

  2. I think having a little bowl of already sliced up mangoes and banana slices is having it all, actually, particularly when I haven't done the slicing.

  3. Oh my gosh, that new header is just gorgeous! I love it. I got up about the same time you did. I had to get some extra sleep because my grandkids are coming over and spending the night tonight.

  4. Time to yourself = WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!

    Surround yourself in that beautiful little cabana and set your imagination and your fingers free!

  5. Oh, I do love mangoes. And come to think of it, I need a waiter too. I'd love to do nothing and just be spoiled all day long.

  6. On my day off, I have been indolent with Sammy-the-Cat. It's 48 degrees and overcast here in the Pacific Northwest, so although there's a farmer's market not far from here, I might just stay inside again. It's just so wearisome to have to bundle up on Memorial Day weekend. But then again, the iris are blooming, and they are my favorites, so I have to go out at some point to smell them---a deep breath of iris scent always makes me feel better.

    I think you've inspired me to take care of the things I want to take care of--and maybe to expand the definition of what those things are.

  7. Mel's Way- Me too! Ha! Best laid plans.

    Elizabeth- That breakfast was one we ate where we were staying last time we were in Cozumel. There was a little kitchen and I could keep fruit and yogurt. Heavenly.

    Lois- Well y'all have big fun!

    Ms. Fleur- It's on the agenda.

    Angie- I believe for that, you have to TAKE a vacation.

    X-Ray Iris- I think it's a hundred and forty-eight degrees here. Okay. Not quite. Almost. Enjoy your cat and snuggles.

  8. Yes, it is a good life you have. I am doing as little as I can.

  9. I nap when I have downtime. I love to sleep.

    I feel about Savannah like you do Cozumel. Nearly every day, I wish I was there and think up what I would be doing if I were there. I love that place like I do a few people, including you.


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