Got to love a paid day off from work, even if it is in January.
Slept in a bit this am. You know until 615a when I got the kids up for school.
Was pretty nice though sitting on the couch, drinking my coffee, watching the Today show and visiting with the kids while they got ready for school.
No big plans for the day.
Maybe round up some tax crap since that is right around the corner.
Maybe a hair cut.
Maybe some tidying up around here.
Maybe a nap.
Maybe watch a movie.
Interestingly enough Chyann has not once asked to drive since she got her license.
When I was a kid you couldn't keep me from driving.
Course I had my own vehicle.
I worked at the Post Office cleaning before I turned 16 and saved up my money to buy Gerry's old purple Dodge pickup.
A thousand bucks plus my three wheeler.
Hell of a deal.
An old friend recently reminded me that we cruised the roads of Cold Bay in that truck listening to Kiss on a little boombox everyday lol We had some great times.
This is Colton's last week home before returning to school.
I think he's ready to get back to it.
Big anniversary today.
Another year of being a NON-SMOKER.
Sometimes I cant believe I ever smoked, but I did and I loved it.
I knew it was bad, but figured nothing bad would ever happen to me. You know - the basic mind screw we do to ourselves to rationalize our bad behavior.
Then my Aunt Ellen was diagnosed with lung cancer.
THAT was the close to home wake up call I needed apparently because shortly after her diagnosis I quit.
Once in a while I'll think "I could sure use a cigarette" but to hell with starting that shit up again.
No way. Not ever.
There are much better ways to deal with and relieve stress than smoking.
I leave you with my dreams for summer to come: