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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leisure - A to Z blog challenge

Here it is April 15th, Tax Day and I am not sitting behind a desk worrying about deadlines, extensions or what time the post office closes.

Although we preferred to e-file extensions, sometimes the IRS rejected them and then we had to make a mad scramble to the post office with a "proof of mailing" form to make sure our clients were not penalized.

The clients were the ones to always wait until the last minute to get the information to me, but I was the one worrying and feeling responsible to get it done on time.

So thankful I don't have to work like that anymore. I am semi-retired, I still work, but not 12 months out of the year. Working seasonal jobs and traveling is so much better and less stressful.

Today, I had a leisurely morning reading after breakfast and then I received my new Wi-fi hotspot which took all of 2 minutes to get up and running.

In the afternoon, I took a leisurely walk to check with a mechanic about an oil change for the RV and then I had a salad and iced coffee at McD's (watched the news on their TV and used their wi-fi) and then strolled around Walmart looking for a few items for the RV. No rush, I could take as much time as I wanted, no schedule today, and it was still several hours before sunset (I don't like walking home from the store after sunset). 

A few times today I felt like I needed to check my phone to see what time it was, like I had to be somewhere. I had no where to go so I resisted the urge to keep checking the time.

It takes time to convince yourself that you can do things at a leisurely pace. Too many years always running around taking care of others. I sat in McD's longer than I needed to but it was quiet and there were only a few customers. Even though I have a list of things to do before I leave San Antonio for my summer job, I felt like I could take my time and take it easy today.

It was a bright sunny day in the 60's - perfect walking weather. Arrived home and sat outside for awhile until it became too chilly, Texas had a cold front come through yesterday.


  1. After almost six years, I can honestly say I had no feelings about April 15 other than it was another beautiful day in the desert. First time it's been that way. Before it always brought back the memories of all the idiots I had to deal with and all the extra hours we had to put in. This year was perfect.

  2. Leisurely activities are my favorites!

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  4. We didn't worry about taxes either... our CPA got an extension and we'll deal with it later ;-)

  5. WHAT A FEELING! Hope you always have the power to feel so FREE! #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from


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