Thursday, May 13, 2021

Life as a new Retiree

 Life in the slow lane....


It’s a gloriously beautiful Spring evening and I can’t remember what day this is, which isn’t Alzheimer… no it’s called retirement.    I’ve had roughly about a little over a month of it to know that I love it.  I’ve poured a second glass of wine, lit the mosquito candle (as I discovered 5 areas of attack on my body from yesterday… ugh), grabbed a shawl and  parked myself on my patio with the laptop.  I call it pure bliss.  

This is where I am writing from tonight.... it's my new fav spot

For once in my life, I am really committed to enjoying the art of simple down-time.  I have to remind myself that the ” hurry mode” lodged in my brain will take time to realize  I don't have to rush.   But in truth it’s a constant struggle to pace myself and know  that I don’t have to go full force at breakneck speed to get everything done over the weekend.  How successful am I?  Well, let’s just say it will be a work in progress and I delegated the task of work/life balance  to my “Mr.  Right” (Rod) to sternly remind me that I don’t have to accomplish 50 tasks today!   It’s a tall order for him, but he has bravely accepted the challenge. J

Here's a few pictures of what puttering looks like....


A fishing basket turned front door d├ęcor

And I have to tell those of you who are already retired, this is the bomb! Seriously.  In anticipation of retirement, I signed myself up for a couple of online courses, as my goal is to continue to learn new things and be a lifelong student of life.   One of the courses is on photography and the other one I can’t remember what it is but I know it’s important (Lol )…. I haven’t started them yet, but they are waiting and ready and I'm excited.

Nothing makes me happier than getting my little piece of heaven all ‘gussied up”, here's a quick peek.

 



  


 And it’s yard/estate sale season..... Lord have mercy!  I can't tell you how much I've toted home in anticipation for our barn sale.  I have projects galore....Rod keeps saying no more shopping, as I've seriously run out of room.  The shop is full, our garage is full and I have things stored at my mom's shop...it's insane - but fun.  And bless his heart, he willingly goes to the sales with me to assist in hauling all those amazing treasures home. Gotta be true love.

Isn't this just the sweetest birdhouse ever?!  I can't part with this beauty....Not sure where I'll hang it, but that is just a detail

Anyway, that's all for now...just a few random thoughts and pictures. Hope your evening is wonderful and more to come.  All my best, Gayle.  Feel free to drop me a line at Swheatfarmlife@gmail.



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