Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sometimes It's Good to Kick Back and Relax

In my real life, I teach. Some days are rewarding, Some days are frustrating and some are both. They are always busy. When I worked in television news, each day built to a crescendo that culminated in a newscast, but then the day was over. One thing I can tell you about being an English teacher, the pile of "to be graded" papers constantly renews itself. Rarely is there an occasion when I leave feeling my work is "done."
But I do leave it. Unless it is the direst of emergencies, I do not bring school work home.

Home is for my other work--being a writer. Somewhere in there, I sometimes manage to squeeze mom and wife. Okay, so my son's dinner came from the place with the golden arches tonight, but it was payday, and that was his request.

The one thing I have come to realize is babies and puppies have the right idea. Sometimes you just have to kick back, relax and let it all hang out. LOL.


  1. Why is it human adults are the only animals who must be reminded to relax? Forget reminded--could you define it for me? I think I've strayed for far from relaxation, I don't even know what it is anymore.

  2. Relaxing is what reading is for. Unfortunately, I've been too stressed to that lately. Heck, I fell asleep at 10:30pm last night. (realize most of my nights end after midnight)

    My dog loves to lay back like that. Although she is in absolute bliss if you rub her belly too.

  3. Yea. Relax and let it all hang out :)