It's time for Question of the Month, hosted by Michael D'Agostino. And this month I'm not late!
The question is, "What does your retirement look like?"
Retirement? Me retire? I don't think so. I love teaching music and performing, so unless something happens and I'm no longer able to do it, I plan to keep working until I die. But if I were to slow down a little, I'd like to spend time travelling and seeing more of the world. My plan is to visit every continent (including the North and South Poles). I don't know if that's at all realistic, but it's good to dream. I also want to visit all fifty states. I've made a good dent in that, but I still haven't seen a lot of western states, Alaska, or Hawaii. What I don't see myself doing, is sitting in a chair watching TV or staring out a window. There's so much to see, so much to do, and so much to learn, that I think I'm just going to run out of time to do it all.
What about you? What does your retirement look like?
Now for the story: We all know how much kids like playing with boxes. But did you know that dogs like playing with them, too?
An empty box was sitting on our living room floor. Our hundred pound German Shepherd, Schultz, decided he was going to have a little fun with it. He grabbed the box in his big mouth and flipped it over his head. Then he ran around, bumping into just about everything in the room.
My kids laughed. I shook my head. "Schultz, you big idiot. You're going to hurt yourself!"
He gave himself a shake, and the box flew off.
I thought that was the end of it. But no. Apparently, Schultz enjoyed having a box on his head. He grabbed the thing, flipped it over his head, and ran around, again.
This continued for about ten minutes. Finally, he shook the box off, gave it a big sniff, and trotted off. What a goof ball!
(I'm wondering what Schultz would do with some crayons and markers and that box!)