I don’t know whether to think of today, July 1, 2011, as a blessing or a curse. It is the first official day of my retirement. But I had to turn in my laptop since it was provided to me by my place of employment. (Well, now, former place of employment.) I got so use to sitting in bed, writing, I mean, typing things down when they popped into my head. I created many great pieces of art when I couldn’t sleep by grabbing my laptop and seeing whatever kind of digital collage emerged from my talented fingers. (That’s quite interesting. My first day of retirement, and I’m calling myself talented. All these years of self-doubt and I’m instantly cured. Hmm.)
Now, however, I am sitting at my desk typing on, yes, a desktop computer at 12:27 am, because I couldn’t/can’t sleep. I’m going to feel more wide-awake then ever having to actually sit up instead of lying there. (Which also makes me realize that what I wrote above would have been yesterday now, because it has become July 2.)
To make matters worse, I just looked at Grannie Annie’s blog, and have become quite upset. She did a wonderful collage consisting of Alice in Wonderland elements. Below it, she typed the following words:
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall
I had to think of some witty response to leave, and this is what came out of my tired but still awake brain:
“Fabulous indeed! But I must confess, or is it contest, that those Jefferson Airplane folks have left me quite confused and nonplussed! If I didn't have my pills, I'd be quite a mess, quite thoroughly depressed, and generally, according to my wife, a pest. Not to mention, since you put me in this mood, I don't even know what TOFF stands for! Tick Off First Friday? Think of Fat Friday? Egads!”
I should explain that Grannie Annie created her collage, because it was the current challenge at TOFF, whoever or whatever that stands for. Taste Of French Fries? Who knows?!
Well, enough of this already! I’m going to bed. But first I am posting this on my blog so you can understand my current dilemma. I may never be able to post another stupendous digital collage, because I can’t lie down in bed while creating it. No one warned me of this disadvantage of being retired. It’s enough to drive a person to drink! Except I’m not suppose to do that while taking all of my prescriptions. Oh well. I guess I can try counting sheep.