May 11, 2015

Chillin'

This past weekend, I was afforded the ultra rare luxury of having a huge block of time to myself, where I could simply relax and chill.

"G.B., how did you manage to accomplish that?"

It was unbelievably easy.

First, on Friday, I worked my short day (4 1/2 hours), which was made incredibly long due to having no computer to work with. Having no computer to work with (actually, a key software component was down due to open enrollment), so I had to stretch one hour's worth of work into 4 1/2. When I got released for the day, the weather had finally turned seasonably warm, which in turn allowed me finally whip out my world (in)famous shorts so I could scare everyone with pasty white legs.

Saturday, everyone went camping for the day (which includes daughter who came back from DC field trip early Saturday morning), which blessedly left me to my own devices. I ran my morning errands and once I got back from lunch, dug out my implements of (self)destruction for spending the afternoon chillin'.

1} video camera for taking pictures of the surrounding area.
2} pen & paper for things such as this post.
3} business cards (hey, ya never know).
4} soda.
5} munchie.
6} book.

You'll notice that I listed "book", which is a bio of Robert DeNiro, last. This is directly due to the fact that I actually wanted to get some writing done, whether for the blog or novella it didn't matter which, as opposed to getting a ton of reading done.

So I planted my buttocks in a chair under the crab apple tree, and read a chapter of the book. I also took about a dozen pics, listened to the symphony from the mountain that was accompanied by the warm spring breeze swirling around the neighborhood, listened to the wind chimes and marveled once again how truly insulated the neighborhood is from the hustle & bustle of the town.

Just had a group of teenagers walk by, of which one was wearing a horse's head.

After reading and letting the doggies back into the house, I commenced to writing, specifically, the small attainable goal for the day, which is writing a couple of blog posts that pertained to the late spring weather that Connecticut finally gets in early May.

And maybe, just maybe, allow the brain to soak up the beauty that is Cedar Mountain, thus jump starting the spark in my muse, which in turn allows me to ramble on without a care in the world and yet, narrowly focus on the task at hand.

(c) 2015 by G.B. Miller. All Rights Reserved.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect day! Well, except for those pasty white legs, of course.

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    1. Yeah, I's just an indoors kind of guy....:D

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  2. Cheers to productivity. Reading, even just a bit, always helps me get into the mood to write, too. A big crab apple tree would probably help, also. I live in a townhouse so I have to settle for a half-dead houseplant.

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    1. Sometimes, with just the right book, I can carry the tone/tenor of that book over to my writing.

      Fortunately, no houseplants here. Lots at work though.

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  3. so incredibly nice to have a bit of time to oneself!

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    1. It's been a rare treat this year, with all the mandatory overtime that I've been working every other Saturday. (un)Fortunately, it will be ending soon and I'll have all that free time to play catch up with my self.

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  4. Sometimes we need an afternoon like that. Just to soak in life. Quite life.

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    1. Yes indeed, and that Saturday spilled into Sunday quite nicely.

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  5. Keep chillin dude, I love a good book and a munchie.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to comment. A good book and a munchies does a body a world of good.

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  6. This is proof that we can actually find plenty of time to do the things we love doing if we'll just disconnect from the Internet and get outside!

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    1. So very very true. I mostly disconnected from the Internet this past weekend, which made my life a whole lot easier.

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  7. "So I planted my buttocks in a chair under the crab apple tree". What a great line for a pop song. I can hear Cher singing it right now.

    "Caught my thong in the wicker, which caused me to pee.."

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    1. I love it!

      What a fantastic imagination you have!

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  8. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day, G.

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    1. Yes. She was wearing horse's head. Must've been part of a costume. We have very strange teenagers who live in my town.

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  10. A bio of de Niro sounds good. And a day to yourself sounds like bliss. Well done, mate! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, kind sir.

      It was definitely bliss...:D

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  11. Ah... the symphony from the mountain... I can hear it now! *birds twitter* *wind rushes through leaves* Bliss! :-)

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    1. It really was bliss, and bliss continued this weekend as well.

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