2017 has been a great year. My long-awaited retirement is working out beautifully, Mom and I are (relatively) healthy, and I feel a sense of contentment I never dreamed was possible. I’m always amazed that some retirees are bored. I’ve not been bored….not for a single moment. There’s always something to do; even with all… Read More In Retrospect
I can’t believe how quickly this year is zipping by! Mom and I have had a busy summer; we haven’t made any large trips, but there have been several small ones, keeping us very busy. We’ve made several trips with the senior group at the Slater Center. We’ve seen an herb farm (which also is… Read More October? Seriously?
This is my first Labor Day as a retiree, so I plan to spend it a bit differently than I used to do when I was still in the workforce. Labor Day used to be spent doing things that there was never time to do while working. Today, Labor Day will be used to do…..very… Read More Labor Day Musings
I’m still learning what my days are like now that I’m retired. I still wake up really early (between 5:15 and 5:30), but now I don’t get up right away. I spend a few minutes with my tablet, checking out Facebook and e-mail. Sometimes I’ll finish watching whatever Netflix selection I fell asleep watching the… Read More The New Normal
Today, June 1, 2017, is the first official day of my retirement. (Even though Tuesday of last week was my last day in the office, I was on annual leave or holiday leave until today.) I’ve looked forward to retirement for so long, and believe me, it’s worth the wait. It’s been pretty busy up… Read More Officially Retired
As I drove to work this morning (my final Friday in the office), I mused about things I would and wouldn’t miss about my morning commute: Things I’ll Miss: Waving and/or brief conversations with neighbors who are taking their doggies for their morning walk when I head out the door. Loudly singing 70’s rock along… Read More Things I’ll Miss
I woke up a bit under the weather this morning. Not SICK, really, just a little queasy. I suspect that the pesto on a pizza Mom and I had yesterday didn’t agree with me. So today is a “bland” day for my tummy. Cream of wheat and tea for breakfast….exciting, eh? When Mom asked me… Read More Comfort Food