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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

No Work Update :-)


So.....is retirement cracked up to be what they say it is? I'm not really sure what "they" say, but for me the first week has been wonderful. I've certainly been busy, that's for sure. I've got lots to do. I'm working on the house. The first order of business is to get the lawn back in shape and plant my garden. It's still on the chilly side here, which is odd, so I may have to wait a bit longer for the flower garden. Hub and I used to plant loads of vegetables at one point...but I'm not going to do that...I'm trying to keep things simple. I've been visiting Mom a lot, she finally perked up again so that's a load off mind. My retirement party is this Friday and I've got a few lunch dates with those who can't make that party. I'm also still doing paper work to straighten out a few things. That's taking a bit longer than I thought, but I'm trudging away. All in all, it's a good feeling. I feel a lot more relaxed. I've been getting plenty of exercise too. (After all, I've got to look good in that bikini I'll be donning (or not) when I get to Tahiti ;-)

I haven't been visiting all that many blogs lately but I pop in to everyone now and then. I don't keep my computer on all day like when I was at work, so I try to catch up a bit while I'm on here.
Oh and on a sadder note, one of my friend's husband died over the weekend. I just can't believe it. What a weird feeling that is, that we're both widows I mean. I'm going to be there when she crashes...I've got some experience now. So very sad, isn't it?

See y'all tomorrow.

Peace

23 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

You're busier now than when you worked! Sorry about your friend.. Hope your party is a good one!

Echomouse said...

Odat, I'm so sorry about your friend. I can't believe this! {Hug}

Glad to see you're keeping on. Sounds like fun a bit. I'm trying the gardening thing too and as you are, nixing the veggie garden.

Patti said...

Odat, it sounds like retirement can be both busy and relaxing, if that makes any sense!!
It must be great not to worry about work.

Sorry to read about your friend. She is lucky that she will have you to support her.

Roger said...

Your keeping busy busy thats good! Glad to hear your Mom is perking up!! Sorry about you friend, I know you'll be there for her.

Bikini in Tahiti woohoo!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i know i love retirement but then i love life, period!!! when it is my time y'all just remember i had fun and have no regrets! go for the gusto odat! it's out there. oh, and take naps too! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sarge Charlie said...

I told you retired is hard work, soon you will realize that you never did have enough time for a job. Happy to hear about your mom.

Michael C said...

That is very sad.

I hope your retirement party is a blast! You know, I may just have to send you one of my many Jimmy Buffet mix cds to listen to while exercising or out in the yard ;-)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm busier now than before I retired. I don't know how that happened, it just did. Just enjoy every moment and do all those things you dreamed about doing. Staying active is the key honey.

Yes, that is sad about your friend. I'm so glad that you are going to be there for her. I have a feeling it will help you as much as her. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Slip said...

You go girl! As I post I am getting ready to eat lunch and go to work for the last time!

Akelamalu said...

It's great that you are enjoying your retirement. I'm sorry to hear about your friend losing her husband but she has you, she's lucky. x

On a limb with Claudia said...

I am sorry for your friend. I hope she can find some peace.

I felt that way when my father died. I joined a club that I never knew existed. The my parents are dead club. I remain sorry that you are in your club. ((hug)) I'm certain that her pain and loss brings a lot back for you.

Dianne said...

the keeping it simple sounds like a great idea. get more enjoyment out of things when they don't overwhelm.

sorry about your friend but she is lucky to have you and I'm sure the sharing will help both of you.

Christy said...

Keeping it simple can be a good thing darling. Simple veggies sounds good to me. =o)

Ralph said...

We plant our tomatoes in pots (the five-gallon cat litter style buckets) and place the pots in the sun all day. Thanks for the reminder, fresh home-grown tomatoes in July...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How very bizarre about your friend's husband. She is lucky at least that you'll be there for her, but I'm so sorry that this happened to both of you, especially so young.

Have a fantastic party, and if you need help in the garden call me! I speak Garden.

Jeff B said...

Yeah for your mom. and remember if you're going to be sporting a bikini you better wax. Yeoooouch!

Lois Grebowski said...

Hugs to your friend.

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Claudia said...

I'm glad to hear you're doing better, and your friend, I think, will appreciate having someone there. My condolences to her.

katherine. said...

glad you are enjoying your retirement.

I am sure your friend will appreciate you being there...we call it "hand-me-down-experiences"

Sunrunner said...

That is sad, but I'm glad you're there for her.

I'm also very glad that it sounds like you're doing well without work! :-D

Anndi said...

You'll be a great comfort to her...

Julie said...

But Odat....she's been watching you and she already knows that she's going to be just fine. Hopefully you're both good listeners and good huggers!