Thursday, August 6, 2015
Well, retirement day has come and gone. The retirement party brought out my ugly cry. At one point there was so much crying going on my daughter Julie commented that they weren't going to take me out back and shoot me. (She doesn't handle that much emotion at one time) Though saying good-bye was bittersweet I'm ready to see what comes next. Day 1 brought a feeling of being in limbo. I think I was just still feeling a little emotional. Since it was Saturday it just felt like another weekend and I had to remind myself that I didn't have to get everything done and that I had all the time in the world. Day 2 we just did our normal thing. Took Mike to church and to lunch. Typical Sunday. Day 3 Monday was a different story. Ron got up at 5:30 am and started working on his list. He had the whole day and the week for that matter planned out. I wasn't that organized. But we started in cleaning out closets and clearing the office of the clutter I brought home with me. Everything still felt a bit surreal to me. I knew it was time to retire the day I found the gallon of milk in the cabinet where we keep the glasses. This was Ron's doing. Oh, and every day since we retired one or both of us have lost something that we then spent 1/2 the day looking for. I guess this will be part of our normal routine from now on. Yesterday Ron walked in the room and said something to me. I thought he said "Bella is being lazy". Bella is our dog....so I repeated what he said. He looked funny and said ...no I said, "Hello pretty lady". Oh Lord...we really did need to retire! I can't hear and neither of us can remember where we put anything. On another note..we had to purchase a new computer and there is going to be a big learning curve. I can't figure out how to change the size of type of the font. It has Windows 10 so we are trying to figure that out as well. So please be patient...I'll figure this out eventually! I just had to let everyone know we are retired and haven't killed each other yet. So far so good!