Friday, October 28, 2011

If Only

hello blog peeps!
I worked for 33 years for the US Army as a Federal Civil Servant.  Before that, I worked at odd jobs.  I've been working since I was 18 years old. Every day, Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day.

Not a part-time job.  Not a seasonal job. Not an "on-call" type of job.  No!

Eight hours a day, five days a week.  And let's not talk about the drive time to work and back!

Don't get me wrong!  I'm no different than anybody else who works a "9 to 5," five days a week job. 
But, in a way, I am a little different than most women in the workforce (just a little). 

Even though I've been married all my adulthood, I don't have kids.  BIG DIFFERENCE and I know it.

So here I am working, working, working--my weekends were precious to me. 
I wanted to do what "I" wanted to do on my weekends. 
And, trust me, I didn't want to waste my weekends doing housework, that's for sure.  Can ya feel me?

While I was working, everyday, I was filled with "if only" thoughts.

If only I wasn't working.
If only I had more time.
If only I just had one more day, I could .  .  .
If only the weekends were longer.
If only I could sleep till 9am.
If only I could stay in my jammies all day.
If only Mondays didn't come after Sundays.
If only I didn't have to get up so early.
If only I had more energy after work, I would cook dinner instead of buying something on the way home.
If only I wasn't so tired after work.
If only we could be on vacation.
If only I didn't have to set the alarm every night.
If only I could wake up when I wanted to.
If only I could call in "sick" everyday.
If only I could just stay at home and watch TV.
If only I could just stamp all day.
If only I could just
If only I could
If only I
If only

Yes. . . if only.
But. . . be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.

So, please come back as the saga continues
What may be done at any time will be done at no time. – Scottish Proverb
stay thirsty my friends

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