Stretching slowly, I squint to see what time it is. Although, by the light in the room, it's shortly after 7:00am. One of the joys of retirement is sleeping 'til I wake up.
"Time to get up!" my body says, so I head downstairs to start my day.
In the kitchen, Chloe greets me as she stretches and yawns her way out of her kennel. She wags her fluffy butt for her morning hug and I put her outside for a few minutes while I make the coffee.
The floor chills my feet and I wish I had slippers handy. Or at least a pair of socks.
Chloe gets a treat when she comes in and I pour my first cup of coffee before heading to the living room. I don't turn up the heat, but instead, grab my blanket to wrap myself in while I enjoy this first cup.
I open my computer to check Facebook, although I don't know why. Not much has been posted overnight. Then Twitter. Email next. Then a bit of news online.
Today is Tuesday, so there are slices to brighten my morning. I read and comment for a while and they remind me--
It's time to write.
Today's writing quote: "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not start flowing until the faucet is turned on." Louis L'Amour
Also, check out this slice https://litbitsandpieces.com/2018/02/05/beautiful-lady/
It's wonderful and one of the best I've ever read. If I was still teaching I'd use it as a mentor text.