To a lot of people, it might seem like a death sentence
For my wife and I
It's another dream come true
Even the simplest things
Can become so much fun
We bought the new room air conditioner
Luckily for us, there was not much to do
We had a little trouble at the start
Now it all worked out
We ate lunch backwards
Starting with dessert
A popsicle and then an ear of corn
A small portion of pudding
Then the main course
A la cheese burger's with all the fixin's
With ketchup, mayonnaise , mustard, relish and sweet peppers
Sweet pickles and a garden salad
A little later some delicious chocolate fudge ice cream
Relaxing all day
Each of us in different rooms
I like to write
My wife likes her cooking shows
Always checking in on each other
We have our shows we watch together
In between washing up those dirty dishes
Putting the sprinkler on to water some of our plants in the front yard
Making sure our phones are on charge
Reading and dreaming
Of greater days and awesome nights
DREAM ON (author) on July 16, 2021:
Chrish Canosa I must have missed placed your e-mail. If you want you can send it again. Wow, you graduated with honors. Now that says it all. Fantastic job. I never came to anything close to that in school. I always tried my best. That is what counts. Some people have more than one talent and gift. They make the world such a beautiful place. Your parents must be so proud. You have an online job and your two sisters too. Now you are certainly a go-getter. I can't wait to hear all about your new job? Don't forget to have fun. The best way to live life is in moderation. Not too much of any one thing.Even if it means work, studying. It is easy to say but so hard to do. When you let other areas of your life slip like exercise or friends life has a way of biting you in the butt. Enjoy being wonderful you oh wonderful you. We all need some me-time. If you give too much you can burn out and then it is a lose- lose instead of a win-win. I should be listening to you instead. You are very talented. Always try to remember those who aren't as blessed. I get busy with work and sometimes tired and when I am not thinking straight I do the strangest things. Usually, erasing things I really want. I often do too much and find myself doing circles when I am not at my A-game. I feel so bad about your dog. You feel so helpless. I will pray Aki gets better. Your wonderful thoughts are heard and loved. Keep writing. I will catch up with all my comments. Thank you for the update and hope to hear about all the great things you keep doing real soon. Have a fantastic day!!!!!
Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 14, 2021:
I've sent an email to you po Sir Michael, for the past few months I was really busy in school. Ohh I graduated with honours! I really want to share that with you. Wink....
You'll start seeing me often here wink wink, I started an online job right after the graduation. And also I mentioned in the email about my two sister, they got hired! All thanks to God. I will always be grateful for all the lessons you have taught me and will always be remembered.
I love rainy days! And also yes I want that kind of life in the future, that no matter how noice and busy the world is, all I want is a person in our small house who would look at me as if I am his entire universe whenever I come home, I won't think twice of claiming; I'm living my best life. While I was writing this comment Aki our first adopted dog was suffering from seizure attack :( his been like that for almost 6 months. It makes me feel so sad seeing him in pain. I wish you and your beautiful wife a never ending happiness and good health.
Anyway, I'll see po on your other hub [wink]
Sending a bunge of love and power hugs!
DREAM ON (author) on July 13, 2021:
Chris Canosa I noticed you haven't been around and I figured you have found another writing site. So many people travel and head in all different directions during their life. They never stay put. I am a simple old soul that finds something I like and can do it for many years with delight. My job has been the same for 38 years. I continue to write on the same site for 11 years. I grew up and lived around from my childhood home for 35 years. Started my married life and now plan on spending the next 35 years in Maine. Fifteen years down and twenty still to go. I dated someone for thirteen years. If it worked out I would be with the same person still. Life has a way of changing us. Sometimes for the better sometimes for the worse. We have to decide what is right for us. We learn through past experiences and new experiences. There are many people that love to travel. They would never stay in one area or do the same job a few years let alone for life. They feel I missed out on something. There is something to be said for either side of the coin. To have a place that I call home and spending time around family is important to me. There is no price tag or amount of joy you can find that means more than visiting an aunt or sharing a couple of innings of a basketball game from one of my nephews. These times can't be relived. Time moves fast and we all age. What we do today might not what we do ever again. I have a different view of life than many people. I respect other people's choices as I live my life as I see fit. I have made many and I mean many mistakes in my life. Some I can never fix no matter how hard I try. I always wish the best for you and your family. People have to live their best life wherever they see fit. I have gotten spoiled and use to your love and power hugs. It is wonderful to see you. I hope you did well in school. Please, feel free to stay in touch wherever life takes you. From the tallest mountain peak to ther Sarah Desert. Both places I will never go. If you live your whole life in Manila Philippines or travel the world. You have my greatest support and respect. For you have many years to search and do what is best for you. Go for your dreams and when you achive them keep creating more. I know in my heart you will always be helping other people and while creating the life you love. My wife and I miss you too. When you get old you love to see the next generation succeed. Go farther and live a happy life. So if you want to hear about the same old husband and wife sleep routine. The go-to work and come home tired. Trying to get some shut-eye when our adorable cat Charlotte wants to play. You have come to the right place. I can tell you story after story. Which I will take me every breath and try to turn into poems. It is pouring rain here. I hope your sun is shining and you are having the time of your life. Enjoy with all our love. Especially from our fur baby. Thank you for reading and sharing. Life is so much better with friends and good times. Even though the world (news and many people's opinions) wants you to believe there are so many bad things at every turn. I want to believe there are one hundred times more good things all day and every day. (lol) Life is filled with dreamers. They make the impossible possible for the non-dreamers. It takes all the different kinds of people that make up the world. There are people who are movers and shakers and they constantly change the world. I feel you are one of those people. You have energy and enthusiasm and all-around goodness. Over time that will not only grow but make this world more wonderful.
Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 10, 2021:
Sir Dream On!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A wonderful day to you and to your wife of course as well as the fur babys!!
I really really really wanna give you all a super power hugs!!!!!!!!!! I missssssssss yoU all so very much.
Really good to hear from you again! I so love the tranquil and simple life you are living right now. For me, that is exactly what life shoul be.
Sending so much love and power hugs!!!!!
DREAM ON (author) on July 09, 2021:
John Hansen This is another time I am like you. I could easily spend hours writing and there goes my day. I have to take whatever time I have and divide it up and try to stretch it out to cover all my bases. When I fall short and have to play catch up with comments or house chores. Work takes up most of my day. Retirement is slowly creeping closer. That can be a good and bad thing. We have more time to do what we want but biologically our clock is always ticking. Thank you for always making room for one more thought or idea that comes pretty often. My thoughts can be all over the place. I let my imagination go. Then I pick the best of the best and wish on a star for the rest. Have a great morning. Pouring rain here. I love the sound of rain. It is so relaxing. Off to work a 12 to 10 shift. Not my favorite.(lol)
DREAM ON (author) on July 09, 2021:
BRENDA ARLEDGE I try to focus on the good. There are so many things that happen instantly at any moment. If I concentrate on the better part of my day and life around me I believe I can create more good. I know not all the world is always good and there are bad people that all who want to do is harm others. I try my best to keep my distance and over time they will get caught. Life is really very short. When we start enjoying it then it could be almost over. Thank you for always taking the time to read my attempts at poems and stories combined. Have a wonderful day.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 08, 2021:
This was nice to read, Dream On. My wife and I are similar, we have our own spaces. I am often writing at my desk or watching sport. She has all the crafts she is interested in and watching YouTube videos. We too check up on one another throughout the day, and enjoy the time when we do get together to complete a project or cook etc.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 08, 2021:
You are right..people don't talk alot about the failures.
I'll see if i can write something on that one.
DREAM ON (author) on July 08, 2021:
Denise McGill A big congratulations to you both. That is almost double what we have done. Now that is a story to write. We like to keep our life simple and always try to make each other laugh. The love comes naturally. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Life doesn't get any better than that. Have a beautiful night.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 08, 2021:
This is a sweet comfortable life. My hubby and I are like that now. After 36 years we know each other well and respect each other's space. Oh that every married couple could reach this space.
DREAM ON (author) on July 07, 2021:
BRENDA ARLEDGE Love is powerful. It can make us keep going even if we are tired and want to go to bed. We know in our minds that it will be there in the morning. I see the statistics of all the failed marriages. More than 50%. I wonder if the same things have gone wrong? I keep looking for a new study. People grow apart and money becomes a problem. I try to write about love all the time. Our own ups and downs. I don't look at them as breaking points only learning points. When I am up I want to keep going. When I am down I want to see how to turn it around. There might be tips and tricks. Wouldn't it be great if marriages start making a rebound? To see 80% to 90% marriages succeed. That would not only be amazing but think of the lives that they touch and that could only do good for so many more marriages going forward. Thank you again for reading and sharing. What are your thoughts on broken marriages? i don't believe nobody talks about them. It is like they are swept under the rug. That must be a pretty big rug.(lol) Have a great day tomorrow. Think and dream Big.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 07, 2021:
I'm glad you never want to go back.
Keep moving forward in your own world.
Love each other . .that's all that matters.
DREAM ON (author) on July 07, 2021:
BRENDA ARLEDGE I should have gone lighter. Maybe like a toothache or a reaccuring bad dream. I see the bad things that happen in the real crime dramas and wonder how could someone be so mean. Unfortunately, people that are in bad marriages say and act crazy. They see all the bad in the person they once loved so much. I don't think I will ever understand why they don't find someone else. There are so many fish in the sea. Sometimes the x wife or x husband make the other person feel there is nobody else. It is so tough when children are involved. I am truly blessed. We love each other and have both been hurt before. So we got a small taste of what it feels like. We never want to go back. I hope all things are fine with you. Bring on the joy. Send in the kisses and hugs. May everyone find their little world of happiness. Thank you so much for commenting. I know it has been six long days since you waited for a comment. They seem like seconds to me. I get lost in my own little world in a bigger world. Happy writing.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 01, 2021:
It's great to enjoy sharing time together.
That death sentence drama doesn't sound good