At lunch time today I watched some ants take apart a caterpillar and haul him off to their nest. Amazing how strong and industrious these little guys are. I wish I had a crew At The Farm that worked as hard as ants do.
That is the way my sisters and I were raised...to work hard. I only told Mom one time, I had nothing to do. She broke me from ever saying that again. I was given enough chores besides my regular chores I needed an army of ants to help me. I did learn my lesson and I am never bored. No matter where I am or what I'm doing boredom never hits me. Because I see things a little differently. I notice what's around me and enjoy the beauty of all of it. If they put me in a padded room I would know the thread count by evening.Why am I talking about boredom? I filed my retirement papers today or rather mailed them today. People ask me, What will you do? That question always amazes me because I will have time, maybe, to look at fossils rocks and ants.
I will take the time to look at the birds
instead of scurrying off to work.
Maybe I will have time to paint, read, write, build fences, clear brush, clean house like it should be, play with the dogs, count the cows, catch fish and just look at all the things around. I may even make some time for real fun like going to the lake or the river.
Going to work gets in my way of being able to see the beauty, small and large, that is around me. Maybe I can find time to sit on the porch with my iced tea just for a minute or two.
Now, if I can just win the lotto I will be sitting pretty!