It was a beautiful summer morning and the day promised to hold a lot in store for me. It was Saturday and I planned to enjoy most of the day indoors. It was not often that I was able to have the whole day all to myself without other commitments and responsibilities. Many times even my weekends had commitments that I had to tend to such as; work commitments, social functions, parties, and lots of other things that involved friends and relatives.
I started my day by extending my morning sleep to around nine o’clock in the morning. I love the morning sleep but many times I am denied the pleasure due to numerous activities which often force me to wake up early. However, ever since I was a kid, I have relished sleeping in the chill of the morning.
When I woke up, the sun was already up and I opened the curtains to let in the beautiful morning sunshine. The day promised to be a great day, sunny but not too hot.
I wanted to start the day with a walk around the neighborhood. Being ever busy with various commitments, I was growing to be a stranger in my own back yard. I had been surprised a few days before when I discovered a new diner that had been opened a few blocks from my home. I learnt that the diner had been operational for two months but since I never used the road that passed by the diner, I had never discovered its existence.
As such, I wanted to spend an hour or two just walking around the neighborhood updating myself with the surroundings.
I put on my favorite red and black leggings that my boyfriend had bought for me as a present for my twenty fifth birthday. I was happy when they fit perfectly. This was a good sign that I had not gained any extra weight since about two months when I last wore them. I put on a white t-shirt that proclaimed “GIRL POWER”, put on some running shoes, and set off wearing some earphones that I connected to my phone.
As I walked down the street I listened to the latest music album from my favorite rock band. The soothing music with witty lyrics were a great accompaniment for the morning walk.
True to my expectations, there were various other things that I discovered during my walk. Top amongst the new things that I discovered that morning about my neighborhood was that the notorious bumps along the road that passed by the new diner had been flattened. With this new development, I could use this route going to work and it would be faster than the route I was using.
After my walk, I took a shower to refresh me. I then set out to cook some rice for my lunch. I cooked a large meal that I could eat for lunch and dinner. Fortunately my rice cooker had a huge capacity.
After cooking the rice and some vegetable stew, I served myself with a generous portion and settled to watch my favorite TV series – I planned to watch TV for the rest of the day.