I was walking the dog in the local campground this morning and I found myself smiling outrageously. I realized how much I am enjoying my life as a retiree. The dog was running and smiling too. Several chevron of geese flew over and even the dog stopped to gaze at the wonder. It was so quiet and peaceful. All I could hear was the dog tromping in the grass looking for a good blade to chew. The geese were honking in the background and one lone vehicle passed by. A truck carrying a log splitter on the trailer behind it. Fall is such a wonderful time of the year.
When I was a kid I dreaded fall and the summer ending and having to go back to school. Not going to school so much as having to get up early. I love to sleep in and that is another part of retirement that I truly enjoy. I wake with the sun and stretch and yawn and decide I need 10 more minutes to just lay there and enjoy the moment.
I recalled while walking when I was young and starting out my "career" in life. I hated getting up and having to watch the clock. I gave up a watch when I quit my job as a junior executive secretary and decided to be a stay at home mom. The girls decided on time for me. Nap time, bath time, bedtime and so on.
Retirement is the time to enjoy the moment. Every single moment. I love cleaning house and doing my chores. I make a list each morning and try to cross off everything on that list. I do take breaks in between chores. I do get to do my crossword puzzle every morning and a jigsaw puzzle in the afternoon.
Now that I have decided to try to blog every day, I must search myself for stories to write. Every day is a new adventure.
Peace be to all.