I have come to love my life so much more since I retired four years ago. All of the thirty years that I worked and raised a family was a challenge and so I became a very scheduled person. Each night I had chores delegated with the plan that came Saturday night I would have time to go out and relax.
On Sundays I would cook meals and made doubles so I could freeze a week’s meals and have meals for the coming week. One night I would vacuum and do laundry, another I would iron (before Permanent Press days). Today, I have so much free time that finding enough to keep me busy has me in a dilemma at times. I fill my days with volunteering for the school and the elderly and writing my blog. Some days I have lunch with friends. Nights I can watch my shows and not have to watch the clock. It definitely is liberating but sometimes it gets lonely. I sometimes miss having to prepare a dinner for four or five people. Then I think I will invite some people for dinner and then it is – why? So much easier to meet at a restaurant. My home stays neat and clean and I retired my iron and have lots of hangars to dry my clothes. Life is sweet and relaxing and I am grateful for these calm days and wonder how I did it all of the yesteryear’s.
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