Beginning today I am going to start recording some musings on an eclectic variety of subjects. I am not sure where this will take me or the reader but then that is the whole point of writing, isn’t it? I hope you will all join me by commenting, criticizing, even condemning when it is deserved. With that I will begin my first little reflection.

Lazy Days

Recently my wife and I enjoyed our first real vacation in quite some time. I was still working nights then and just the fact that I was sleeping at night rather than during the day was quite a unique experience. After a few days I had a lot more energy during the day as my body adjusted to a more natural circadian rhythm. This did not, however, make me any less lazy during the day. It was vacation, after all, and vacation is a time for rest, relaxation and recharging.

Lazy days are fine when you are on vacation but they get old quick if you don’t have something to fill in those empty hours. Since I am closer to retirement than to the start of my working days I have been considering how I would spend an indeterminate stretch of lazy days and I find myself not really looking forward to it. One way to look at it is what do I like to do most on a lazy day? Read a novel? Study a foreign language? Play Chess? I’m really not sure.

Well the good news is that I have ten years to figure out what I want to do with those days. The bad news is that I thought I only had ten years to decide five years ago but much like it must seem to NY Jet quarterbacks, someone keeps moving the goal line.