February 20th – Another Week of Retirement

I never get tired of appreciating my relatively recent retirement. It has been almost two years now but I don’t think it will ever get old! A year ago I was celebrating my first year of retirement, when I wrote this blog post…

https://seclusion101withannemarie.com/2021/03/04/another-week-of-retirement/

Amazingly, there is still not a day that I am not thrilled to be reminded (several times) how fortunate I am to be retired.

  • When I get up in the morning, pour my first cup of coffee, I am reminded that I have nowhere to be but home. 😊
  • When I look out the window and see the snow and ice. “Sorry all you people heading to work!” Not me. 😊
  • When I turn on my computer, go to Facebook and see on Messenger that my ‘workmate’ is signed on – at work. “Have a good day, Kori!”. I will not be in the office today – or ever. 😊
  • When I vacuum or dust or do the laundry or clean the kitchen or the bathroom. Yay! So nice to have the time and energy to keep our home neat and tidy. 😊
  • When I get up feeling sick or exhausted because I had a tough night with little sleep. Yay! I do not have to drag my weary old butt to work. 😊
  • When my husband has days off – on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. YAY I am home to spend time with him. 😊
  • When I make a special meal or bake cookies or a cake. Yay! I have time to be a homemaker. 😊
  • When I have an appointment to see my doctor or dentist or hairdresser or Kat’s vet. Yay! I have time to take care of myself (and my little dog) 😊.
  • When I am getting ready for bed. Yay! I do not have to get up in the morning to go to work. I can just look forward to another day of retirement. 😊

I have so many reasons to be grateful, and it comes so easily! That is one of the best things for me in retirement. I have the time and the mindset to appreciate all of the blessings in my life – versus being crushed by all of the responsibilities and stresses and drama of being gainfully employed. (I loved the work that I did. I just didn’t love everything it took out of me – especially for the last couple of years that I worked.)

Spending time with Kat – today and everyday πŸ’žπŸ˜ŠπŸ’ž

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!

25 thoughts on “February 20th – Another Week of Retirement

  1. Yay! Especially when you work 8-5 Monday through Friday. With Dan working shifts he would take care of repairs and the like on his days off but then we never saw each other because he would be working the weekend when I was home.

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  2. Gee, you hit the nail on the head! Life is a bit different here in the USA as we don’t get any tax breaks (that I know of) for being old or retired. But I feel much as you do. For the first time in my life I an in control of my day! Yippee! Thanks for the reminders of why I love my life!

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  3. In Canada, we also have a small government and company pensions. Good tax breaks, prescription benefits, and lots of Senior discounts to be had. And none of the cost of working – which really added up, especially for me. I am glad you love your retired life! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ž

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  4. Retirement is wonderful! I’m loving being able to do what I want when I want for the first time in my life. I enjoyed all I did in my working years, but retirement is a blessing for sure.

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  5. One of the reasons I retired early was my memory of a person in my department who retired at age 65 with 40 years of service. He died in less than a year and all the benefits he earned were meaningless. Although work brought me certain satisfactions in its time, the reward of retirement exceeded my expectations in all the ways you mention.

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  6. Dan’s best friend at his work retired last summer. A few days later he brought us a big boulder for our front yard. He went home and suffered a fatal heart attack. So tragic – all the years he worked at that place to have a nice beach house to retire at, lots of friends, hobbies. 😒. We are blessed to have our retirement, Geoff. Can’t wait for Dan to retire. πŸ™‚

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