I greet you on a day off during the middle of the week.
On Thursday, I shall have another.
And Friday? "Please sir, may I have another?" (Kevin Bacon during his peak acting.)
You see, I'm doing this thing where I take for myself. I shall clean, I shall unpack, I shall cook a meal a day that I can eat and freeze the rest for some of those long work days that will resume next week. (I'm contemplating watching the Green Bay Packers. Instead, I will eat Limburger cheese on a saltine as that will stink less than the team's performance against the Detroit Lions.)
Unlike my last three-day vacation, I have no expectations for what will happen.
And I may be excited by a wild hair and do something different, unexpected. Hopefully, it's not a wild hare exhibiting symptoms of rabies.
Today I had breakfast out and then went grocery shopping. A wild hair hit me to drive to Rice Lake, a city an hour to the south of Hayward.
Since coming to this rural outpost -- with many amenities because it's a tourist destination -- I've missed what I ignored in other cities.
For instance, Domino's Pizza. I've lived in cities where every single restaurant pizza was better than Domino's. I've prided myself on spending years not ordering Domino's. Now that I don't have it, well, damnit.
I had Chinese buffet for lunch today only to realize I should not miss it ever again. Good food fills not just the stomach but the soul. Steam trays filled with sodium and sugar, that tastes the same as every Chinese buffet I've ever tasted, fills nothing.
Except my lower colon. Quickly.
I checked out some bamboo window shades at Menards, bought some decent smoked chicken at a restaurant for my bean soup tomorrow.
Then I returned to my beloved new and last home of Hayward, Wisconsin. I unloaded groceries, went into work to do time cards and am now sitting at the Steakhouse and having a drinky-poo. I'll go home for dinner after two martinis.
And then sleep soundly as though I had vacationed in some exciting city.
According to the philosopher Ice Cube, it was a good day.
Peace unto Ukraine and a good day unto all of you my brothers and sisters.