He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ~ Psalm 147:3

Retired and Glad of it!

I should be painting the bathroom. I should be cleaning the kitchen, and sweeping and mopping our new vinyl floors. I should be folding the laundry piled in the laundry basket. Instead, I’m sitting here at the computer goofing off.

And that’s okay cause I don’t have to punch a time clock. I don’t have to please a boss. I don’t even have to get dressed if I don’t want to. I’m retired. I’m my own boss. Even hubby’s boss. Okay, that’s stretching it a bit.

Twenty years ago, I never gave retirement a second thought and hardly dreamed it would sneak up on me so fast. But here I am. Retired eleven years, now. How time flies when you’re having fun.

Of course, I don’t just lay around all day doing nothing. I like staying busy. I like being spontaneous. I like driving my husband nuts re-arranging furniture and organizing closets and kitchen cabinets and putting things away and forgetting where I put them. But we have all the time in the world to look for them. It’s just a little inconvenient. And annoying.

Anyway, I can honestly say I like retirement. I’m so happy to finally be free to do as I please when I please and not feel guilty. I’ve earned this gold star and I like it!


Comments on: "Retired and Glad of it!" (7)

  1. That’s a great note, Dan! Remember. The longer you wait the older you’re getting! I remind my husband of that quite often. He’d rather not be doing anything! How are you liking retirement so far?


  2. I’ve just begun. Thanks to trailblazers like you. Note to self, don’t wait 11 years to replace all the floors – check that out in 2029 🙂

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  3. Although I’m 62 and not officially retirement age here until 66 I’ve not worked for the passed 5 years. I love not watching the clock or rushing around. Actually I sometimes wonder where time goes. Your star sign is not Aquarius is it?

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