Friday, 18 December 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 101 Another Day?

Vaguely aware of the gentle illumination
of my natural light alarm clock
steadily getting brighter.


Ignore it.

Bleep, Bleep…….

Eyes fly open, look at the clock.

Befuddled brain wakes.

Disorientated, I throw back the covers ready to leap out of bed.

Another morning, 6am, time to get up for work.

Then I remember…..

I’ve retired!

What a lovely feeling to turn over in bed and go back to sleep.   I retired yesterday and today is the first day of the rest of my life!   There's something to be said for reaching the big 60!  Yippeeee!!!!!!

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Maggie May said...

Well........ I am experiencing the same feelings, though with me I am on sick leave. I do miss work though. I wonder if I will grow out of that?
Nice to get extra time in the morning.

Nuts in May

Elaine said...

I'm so happy for you! All those fun filled days ahead (with a few lazy mornings scattered inbetween). THIS is where it begins! x

Anonymous said...

Congrats my friend. You are so right, now a new chapter begins. Have a wonderful retirement...And your 55 is excellent, I wonder how long it's going to take you to remember that you have retired and not shoot up out of bed early in the morning :) LOL Have a wonderful Friday my friend :)

Dumdad said...

Great 55.

I have a feeling you'll be doing even more now that you've retired.

Susan at Stony River said...

What a wonderful feeling that must be, I *like* this 55!

clean and crazy said...

awesome!! to wake up and not be late, my teenager woke me up a minute ago panicking because she missed her bus!! her step father can take her to school

Linda said...

Congratulations on your well-earned retirement! Enjoy it and sleeping in as there's nothing better in the world then being able to ignore that alarm clock!

Daryl said...

Mazel tov! I wish a long and happy traveling retirement ... and a happy birthday .. 60 is the new 40 ...

Akelamalu said...

Ah I can imagine you wishing you were well enough to go back to work Maggie and I'm sure I would too if I was in the same position as you. xxxx

I'm praying for good health for MWM and I to enjoy it Laney x

I think it will take me a while to stop waking at 5.30 am Thom but at least I can turn over in bed and go back to sleep! LOL

I think you're right Dumdad :)

It's the best feeling Susan!

Oh yes no more panicking Clean&Crazy that's a big bonus. :)

You're so right about ignoring the alarm clock Linda - though I have no intention of turning it on! LOL

Thankyou Daryl - I'm so looking forward to the travelling. :)

secret agent woman said...

Congratualtions - I know you'll thoroughly enjoy it. Not to wish away the time, but I do look forward to ending the 5:30 wake-ups.

Misty Dawn said...

This was fun. I was expecting it to say it was Saturday. But, I like your ending better and offer you huge congratulations!

CrystalChick said...

Congrats on your retirement!
Wishing you many more mornings of sleeping in. Can't wait to see travel pictures!

buffalodick said...

Welcome to the world of "want to" and away from the world of "have to"!

Ron said...

OMG...I'm SOOOOOO excited for you!!!


*jumping up and down

CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement!!

And what a perfect time for it to begin...CHRISTMAS!!!!

ENJOY...because you deserve it!!!!

Have a faaaabulous weekend, m'dear!


Spiky Zora Jones said...

Akelamalu: You make me laugh...I love these 55 fffs. You always get me.

sweetie...congrats on retirement. I just wish i was on vacation. hehehe

have lots and lots of fun sweetie. xxxx

anthonynorth said...

Enjoy it. That's the secret I hear.

quilly said...

Congrats on your retirement! I know you will make it productive & exciting!

Dianne said...

you're so young and quick and clever and just plain hot that I believe you'll be up to a lot during retirement

enjoy my friend

great 55 as always

hope said...

Good for you!

What a cool present to be able to give to yourself. Enjoy it!

Dr.John said...

Great 55 and with your usual twist at the end.

Jeff B said...

That's awesome! I'm quite sure I don't have to tell to relax and enjoy.

G-Man said...

I'm soooo Jealous....
Good for you My Dearie.
Excellent 55...I loved it!
Thanks for rubbing it in, and have a Kick Ass Holiday!

Cloudia said...

I'm so happy for you, Sister!!!

You are like the mandarin who had himself awakened eery hour for the pleasure of returning to sleep ;-)

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

gaelikaa said...

I'm very attracted by this concept and very well might give it a go. I'll be back soon!

You did a great job with this, by the way!

Akelamalu said...

That's the thing I'm looking forward to SAW - waking up naturally instead of to an alarm clock!

I thought people would assume 'Saturday' Misty LOL

Cheers Crystalchick and I can't wait to 'TAKE' the Travel pics. :)

Oh yes Buff, that's what it's all about!

Thankyou Ron, it's a great time to start retirement!

Glad you enjoyed the 55 Spiky and thanks honey. x

I intend to enjoy it Anthony - so much! LOL

I'm going to try my hardest you can be sure Quilly! :)

Aw thanks Dianne. I do intend to enjoy myself. :)

It's the best Christmas present I've ever had Hope! LOL

Thanks Dr. John

No you don't have to remind me of those two things Jeff but thanks anyway. x

Sorry for rubbing it in G-man, thanks hon. xxxx

LOL I've spent the past 40 years waking every hour looking at the time Cloudia - NO MORE! x

Oh yes, do join in Gaelikaa.

cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on your retirement! It must be one of the few advantages of getting older but I am jealous.

Just Be Real said...

Great 55. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations, Ake! I hope that you enjoy every minute!

Brian Miller said...

ahhh...great 55, which i hope to experience one of these days...sorry i am just now making it by, we got buried in snow and had no internet.

Akelamalu said...

Apart from a bus pass and free prescriptions retiring is the only advantage of reaching 60 Cheshire Wife! LOL

You're welcome Just Be Real :)

Thanks Mama Zen I'll try. :)

You have your retirement to look forward to Brian, it's a nice feeling m'dear. x

ann said...

i'm looking forward to my freedom pass and apparently you also get a heating allowance - i've got another year to go but not sure i'll actually give up the job

do enjoy your retirement - and have lots and lotsa fun - every day

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