Here I am blogging on a Saturday like I said I don't do. Especially Saturdays where the forecast calls for sunny skies all weekend long, so whoohoo!
Before we head out into the glorious spring, let's talk retirement.
Where everyday is Saturday.
That's kind of the first thing you have to figure out...is everyday Saturday? I suppose it could be but we're still trying to mark the weekend as the weekend, and then have some sort of loose schedule during the week. On Thursdaysaturday we were here-
Yeah, we haven't quite got that schedule thing down pat yet, but hey it was a bright and beautiful Thursday so why not hike to the top of a nearby mountain?
Why not enjoy a picnic lunch on a big rock with a view.
Why not take a selfie?
Add selfies to the list of things we don't quite have the hang of...a noble goal for retirement don't you think?
We do try to run errands, complete household chores and take care of any business that needs taking care of during the week. And let me just say for the record there is a lot of business to attend to in the early days of retirement.
Paperwork to be read and digested. Monies to be deposited, moved, or rolled over. All the tax hoopla to understand before anything is deposited, moved or rolled. Also, true confession-financial planners and my husband toss out that 'roll over' phrase with great frequency. I only halfway know what they're talking about, but I nod a lot so we can move along.
Oh wait, this post needs a letter.
P is for Par-tay!
Since I'm blathering on about retirement let's go back and revisit Day 12 which I intended to mention on Day 13, but we flew to Texas on Day 13 so I'll mention it now on Day 47.
On Day 12 there was a fabulous fun party thrown to help mark and celebrate this milestone in hubs career.
It was one part sweetly sentimental, four parts hilarious.
Hubs loves his bow ties and the party organizers had a little fun with that. They even got the company bigwigs to don bow ties for the occasion.
Course hubs had to help with the tying, but it's in his skill set so not a problem. There's an art to tying a bow tie and it takes a lot of practice to get it 'just so' without swearing.
If people person were in the dictionary his picture would be right there beside it. He loves his 'peeps', so it was appropriate these were on the table at each place setting.
We've made so many wonderful friends in the thirty years he's been with this company. There were several speakers who shared stories and memories of time spent working with hubs and they were all so special. It's a really lovely thing to hear people confirm what you already know about the person you love.
The words both funny and touching, meant so much to both of us.
A wonderful way to mark the end of one chapter, the start of another...
...the one where everyday is Saturday if you want it to be.