Learning to Retire

Before I retired, I was determined not to waste the best years of my life by sitting in front of a television, letting my life slip away…    I have been retired for three months now.

During my first few weeks of my retirement, I cleaned and polished every nook and cranny of our house.  Then I started to cook and bake, which of course messed up the house, so I had to clean and polish all the more. 🤷

Neat and tidy 😉

I could see this becoming a losing battle, so I backed off on the cooking and started to focus on my dog.  I was walking her, bathing her and grooming her.   And there was dog hair and wet dog smell everywhere!  Which meant more house cleaning and polishing.  🙄

My dog, Kat

Finally spring arrived and I was able to get out in the yard – with my dog!   I tidied up the yard, planted plants, and painted flower beds.  Kat was at my side, in the house, back out, back in.  There was now pine needles, sand, leaves and muddy pawprints throughout the house.   I cleaned up the house.  Polish – not so much😒

Our garden area 🌿

With spring planting behind us, I am looking at doing a couple of small renovation projects and getting back into a few hobbies I once enjoyed.   I have a sneaking suspicion that renovations and hobbies are going to circle right back to more housecleaning. 😟

Maybe  I should just rethink my original retirement plan, curl up on the couch with my dog and check out some daytime television.  😉

That’s NOT happening!

Wishing everyone, retired or not, a great day🌞

9 thoughts on “Learning to Retire

  1. I hope you get to retire soon! I didn’t think about it that much when I was working. I liked the work I did – just the last couple of years I did not like the company attitude so I got out asap.

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  2. It takes awhile to adjust to being retired, I think. And some more than others. For our part, we don’t turn on the TV until 4:30 pm for Jeopardy – and then the news. Later in the evening, we will watch an hour of usually, HGTV. We do have the Cardinals games on whenever they are on live. I have really enjoyed more travel as well as getting back into my hobbies. Have a great day!

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  3. I’ve been retired for 20 years. I spend most of my time reading, writing, blogging, studying and doing research. It’s been great.

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