The Last Day of My Fifty-Sixth Year

 

On the morning of May 23, I woke up, exercised, showered, ate, checked emails—the normal stuff

Noticed it had rained heavily during the night

Drove to Dodge City, with my Sweetie, under lowering clouds with rain in all the far distances, the way clear in front of us

Serviced the car; walked the paths inside Wal-Mart—buying Danskin NOW socks; walked the aisles of Hobby Lobby—buying two canvases on sale; ate delicious fish tacos at El Korita—drinking horchata; bought a new mattress set at Ashely’s—dreaming of coil-less sleeping bliss

Arrived at home, relaxed awhile, went to some friends for pizza and a movie

Drove home under more lowering clouds with rain in all the distances, the way clear in front

A great end to another year