When we got home today, I was all excited and somewhat nervous about my future. Now that I’m retired and not on a glorious vacation, where do I start?
I’m a list maker, so I made a list. I thought there might be some cute linkey list program that I could use here on the blog, so I did a little search. Of course there are list programs that share one’s lists to social networks. What was I thinking?
To keep it manageable, however, I decided to limit my list to just what I need to do tomorrow.
- Unpack and evaluate what I actually wore on this trip. What can I leave home the next time?
- Restock/repurchase toiletries for travel case/re-evaluate usefulness. Same question as above.
- Check the loose connection on my small travel case and put away luggage.
- Work with plumber — I can’t wait to have the faucet at the rear of the house working again! It’s been a pain to cart the hoses around.
- Work with landscapers. They promised they would come tomorrow and it’s going to be in the 90s again. We’ll see if that really happens.
- Look at antique sewing machine cabinet. The plan is to sand the finish and paint it a putty beige like the cabinets in my office, but it might be too hot to do that tomorrow. At least I can figure out the color.
- Take inventory of what’s in the freezers and do some meal planning.
- Grocery shop.
- Go to chiropractor.
- Insurance issues — stuff to deal with before my insurance changes over.
- Make doctor appointments — same issue.
- READ A BOOK!
- WATCH SOME TUBE!
- Write another blog post or two.
Perhaps I’m being over – ambitious, but really, I think I need to do all of that tomorrow. That’s enough to scare me off and send me back under the covers.
Ask me again. What am I going to do with myself in retirement? I think this is the answer.