Ya know I can tell I'm getting old, or let's say older. I still work 3 days a week, 20 to 24 hours. Working in a supermarket is more physical than one might think, not to mention all the walking. Now I can still work rings around all the young whippersnappers. Then driving home, which depending on the time I leave, can take 30 minutes to an hour. I get back to my sister's house, park along a chain link fence on the side of the house. There's no sidewalk, just grass and it slopes down from the fence. I get out of the car and all the adrenalin from work is gone and my legs are a bit rubbery particularly my left leg that I injured several years ago on vacation.
All of a sudden I feel 15 years older, trying to walk on the sloping ground or it could look like I was three sheets to the wind. I feel tired. I've noticed this in the last year so I guess I can attribute it to aging, then again I'm looking forward to slowing down when I can fully retire in 8 or so months.
So we leave tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. The weather looks good but I have to say checking it often over the last few weeks it's gone from cloudy and rainy to mostly sunny, to a couple of sunny days and rain, and so on. At this point it looks good. If we get to the pier in Woods Hole early enough we may have a good chance of taking an earlier ferry.
I have to say I have had an absolutely horrible diet today. For some reason I had a hankering for doughnuts. Though I admit to having a doughnut every once in a while, for the most part when I wake and feel hungry I make a proper breakfast. Not today. I asked my sister and brother in law if they would like some doughnuts. So out I went at about 8:00. Soon we were all enraptured with the doughnutty goodness that are doughnuts. I ate two, a honey dipped cruller and a coconut doughnut. No lunch, because that nutritious breakfast carried me through. To balance things out though, I did have an apple. Then it was hot dogs and beans for supper. It's not that I dislike hot dog and beans, I just don't have hot dogs very often because they're loaded with sodium. One nice twist, my sister made a caprese salad which wouldn't normally be associated with beans and franks. Then we all sat out on the back porch started talking like a bunch old farts. Yes we entered old fartdom.
"Look how much energy those kids have. They never stop."
"I hope I remember to bring my knee brace on vacation."
"I had to get up three times and pee last night."
So it's after 10:00 p.m. I have to be up in seven hours. I'm not sure what we're going to do on the island, but that really doesn't matter. It's five days away from here. I will check in from down there.
I'm outta here.