Monday, October 26, 2009

Burning the Midnight Oil

I love being retired.  I can do whatever I want whenever I want for as long as I want.  (Is that even gramatically correct?)  But I've kind of settled into a semi-schedule for waking and sleeping.  I'm usually asleep by 10 or 10:30PM and awake by 7 or 7:30AM. 

My favorite times of day/night are early, early morning (as long as the sun's up) when it's quiet and peaceful outside and late, late wee hours for the same reason.  But there's no way I can function if I were up both of those times.  So I choose early morning.

However, every odd once in a while, I find myself wide awake and still on the computer.  Tonight is one of those nights.  So I thought just for fun, I'd give you a visual of where I sit and compute while watching TV movies and the activity out my front window.  I can see people leave for work in the morning, go to their mailboxes, leave to walk their dogs, etc.  As long as I can at least see people activity, even if I'm not involved in it, I don't feel alone.  So my den is perfect for doing three things I love all at once.  (P.S.  That's Michael Keaton on the television screen in the older movie, The Paper.  If you haven't seen it, I think you'd like it.  And although that's me Skyping from FL last winter, it's typical of me sitting at home with the laptop...not proud of the look, but hey, it's one of the perks of retirement not to have to get dressed up every day.)