Retirement Day 1 feels amazingly like a regular day off. Yesterday I worked all day – an internment of ashes, sitting with a man whose wife died suddenly, visiting in the hospital, visiting a woman on hospice care. In the evening Tom and I went to the men’s softball game and watched the men get thoroughly trounced. I talked to the pastor who is following me and told him “good luck!”
Done. Finished. That’s a wrap. Several people yesterday asked if Tom and I were heading out now that I was done. Unfortunately Tom still has to work through the end of July, so we will stay in the immediate area for now. Today he is up at NASA and I have had the RV to myself. Let’s see how I am doing on my list of things to do today:
Clean the RV (I can clean it myself in 1/2 hour – I love living here!) Scan in cards people sent for retirement Scan in journal entries from 2006 (I’m getting there – just a slow scanner) Take out the trash Finish writing thank you notes Balance checkbook Take a walk Write blog post Use the stove (my second attempt at cooking on the gas range was frying an egg. Turned out fine)
Read a book
Grocery shopping with Tom (have to wait until he gets home)
Figure out how to defrost refrigerator
Okay – looks like I’m doing pretty good on that list.
Today I am taking it easy. I have a long list of bigger projects, but figured I would start with the small, doable-in-one-day projects so that I could relax and still feel like I accomplished something. If I figure out how to defrost the refrigerator (not the freezer) then I can spend the time until Tom gets home reading a book. Sounds good to me. I don’t have to do everything in one day – or even one week. I’m retired!