Back to Retirement
Today, I start my first full week of retirement in 6 weeks. I really, really didn’t like going to work, again. Even though most of it was for only a couple days a week, it just destroyed the contentment that surrounded me when I was fully retired. I am so glad to be back to it.
There is so much to do. I definitely need to catch up on my blogging. Though I had the time to do it, my heart wasn’t in it when I was working. It didn’t take long for my yard and gardens to get out of control, again. Sadly, they are nearing their end for the year. I sure do miss the gardening in the winter. Now, it seems like I am mostly pulling out plants that I don’t want to go to seed. There are others that I will leave in because I don’t mind if they spread--and some of them the birds will come and eat the seeds. They are fun to watch. I haven’t seen a hummingbird in a couple of weeks, so I think they are gone. There are way less dragonflies, too. They seemed to have left when I was working.
Maggie is back to getting long walks every day. Since it is cooler, the walks are getting longer. Today, we went exploring on a trail that I haven’t been to since last year. I thought we needed to add more variety to our walks. There was some hills, too. I need more hills to get in better shape.
Thunder was taking me for granted the first time I was retired. When I went back to work, he got very needy, again, and he wanted me with him all the time. He is starting to settle down and take naps when I am around. It will make it easier to blog, that is for sure.