SOLSC – Day 29
Many people think being a royal is easy and there is no work to it. Wrong. Although royalty has its privileges, it does make for exhausting days. Let me just share one day with you so that you get the picture.
First of all, when you rule it is important that you get enough rest. To make difficult decisions you need to be sharp and that only happens if you get a good night’s sleep.
Of course a ruler needs to look good so grooming is an important part of my morning ritual.
Once I am presentable it is time for breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The nice thing about being royalty is that I don’t need to fix my own meals. That’s why I have a chef. Of course, my chef is lazy and likes to sleep late. I can’t have this since I have so much to do. I need to wake him up.
Ah, the table is set and I am ready to eat. Wait! What do you mean this food is not for me?
This is my food? How do I get at it? I demand service.
Finally it is served and I can eat.
Now I have to plan my day. That takes some serious thinking.
Now that I am well rested the first thing on my list is to go up to my tower and survey my kingdom. I need to make sure all’s right in my world. What is this! How dare someone else be in my spot. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior.
Now that is much better. Things are looking good from up here.
However, things can change quickly so that is why I post a sentry. It is her job, yes, I do have women in my service, to tell me if anything is amiss.
I think I’ll take a stroll around my kingdom. As I walk around my domain I often run into one of my subjects. It is only fitting that he bows before me; I am the ruler after all and no one’s head should be higher than mine.
Even though there is lots to do on any given day it is important to take some time out of the day for fun. We all know that all work and no play…
In order to know what is going on in the world reading the newspaper is a must.
One thing we royals are noted for is the lavish dinner parties we give. We are having one tonight. Looks like cook has made some dessert. I’d best sample it to make sure it is fit for them.
Since we are having company I must look my best. The laundress brought clean clothes to my chambers. What? You expect me to fold and put these things away. I don’t think so.
I’ll wear this one. Leave it out. The others can be folded and placed in the wardrobe.
All this has worn me out. I think I’ll take a cat nap before my next bit of business.
That was refreshing. Now it is time to grant an audience to my subjects.
Looking at the time I see that I must get ready for my guests. Dinner was a success. I have no pictures; some dignitaries just can’t hold their catnip. I don’t think they would like to see their pictures displayed. The Siamese Ambassador…oh my. That’s a whole different story.
As you can see, it’s not easy being royal. I am totally wiped out so I am sure you understand that it is now time for a well deserved good night’s sleep. I am glad I was able to share my day with you and I hope you have a better understanding of what it is like to be Royal. We are just like you…well, maybe not.