Tuesday, May 29, 2012
First Year of Retirement
It has now been one year since I retired. I've had a great time. Last summer, I tackled my weedy gardens and felt pleased with the results. Then, I traveled to Southern California to visit family and later in the fall drove to Florida and went on my first cruise. Spring brought a trip to Mesa, Arizona to see Cubs spring training for two weeks. I would not have been able to do any of this if I had stayed on as a school counselor. Now, the truth is that I haven't missed it as much as I thought I would. I really enjoy being home and having my day to plan as I will. I have also gotten Kenny into the habit of working out. We had a little side step when his neck started hurting while we were in Mesa. But, two epidurals later and some good physical therapy and we are back in action. We are busy this summer with taking care of the yard and gardens. Also, we are taking our granddaughter to her summer camp program every weekday. This gets us into town and ready to workout. So, all in all, retirement is a blessing.