My daughter and I have decided that I will go live in Houston when I turn 65 and receive my state pension. I am very excited about this and can't wait now for the intervening years to pass. I will have to be patient and finish living my life here, but in my mind I am already packing my most precious possessions. Knowing that I am only going to be here for about another five years, puts everything in perspective and suddenly I don't worry about a whole lot of things so very much anymore. It is like I have gotten a new lease on life. This is really what I wanted all along.
It is very easy to get lost in all sorts of plans already when I talk about going there, so I have to be careful not to talk about it too much. I have all sorts of time to take care of whatever needs to be taken care of and to think about the sort of life I want to live there. I know it will involve lots of yoga and being a vegetarian and very little politics.
We have set the clock forward one hour and I am glad that we did because I seem to wake up at the proper time in the morning now. I would really like for it to always be summer time, but then I am not in charge of things. The moment I am, I will let you all know and I promise you all easier lives and a chicken in every pot. At least for those of you who eat meat.
Because they were making me so somber and overtired, I have stopped taking the tranquilizers. I think they served their purpose when I needed them, but they were past their function. I took one last one yesterday morning, but felt awful as a result and had to go back to bed out of sheer misery. With a bit of luck, I won't have to take them again for a long time. Luckily, I never get addicted to them.
The weather has been beautiful and will be for a couple of more days. I am already wearing my summer clothes and am expecting a package on Tuesday with a new summer dress. I do have to be kind to myself sometimes.