When one retires, the most common question is, “What are you going to do with all that extra time?”
What is this extra time of which you are speaking? I haven’t found any so far.
Well, maybe a little.
Ten things that retirement meant to me this week …
- I can go to the doctor during the day. Amazing.
- I can hem the pants that have been sitting in my sewing corner for two years.
- I can go to the outlet stores mid-day on a weekday.
- I can shop every other day for organic produce.
- I can do the laundry on a weekday — (thanks, Debbie K., for that realization)
- I don’t have to have enough clothes in my closet to last for two weeks (or more) in case I don’t get around to laundry.
- I can be a tourist with friends and family who visit on a weekday — I’m really looking forward to my brother and his wife coming for the Christmas in Chicago road trip!
- I can learn quilting techniques and tricks that have emerged in the last twenty-five years since I actually made a full-out quilt.
- I know you’ll hate me for this one, but I can sleep in when I want to — no more 5:15 AM wake ups.
- I don’t have crazy stories to tell about school — I can listen to my husband’s stories with my full attention.
And one thing more…
- I can dye my hair a new color on a weekday and no snarky teenager will comment on it. Sweet.
Have a wonderful weekend. Even though I love weekdays now, I still love my weekends just like I always did.