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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mister. He dog gone went and done it.

I have no picture because I don't know what this looks like.  It's never been a "thang" before.  I need a book.  I need a muse.  I need advice.  I need sedation.

Mister RETIRED!!

We made the move from Louisiana to Oklahoma only a year ago for this job.  Who knew that almost a year to the day he would chose to RETIRE??  One makes big decisions like a move based on the facts as you know them, but sometimes things are not as they seem.  That's what happened.  Tho he really enjoyed and will miss the people he worked with, their was a glitch.  'Nuff said.  We talked it over and decided life was to short to spend it miserable if you have an option.  One week later it was done!  Already the stress is gone from his face and he's sleeping better.  Our summer is packed with family and events, but come Fall we really don't know what to expect.  How do retired people spend their time?  Don't you get sick of the constant togetherness?  Be nice and don't judge me.

I "think" Mister would possibly like to tutor kids who need help with algebra and such.  Maybe he could get involved with helping in a home school co-op.  I'm not sure how that would happen since we have no kids at home, but that's a possibility.

Oh my word I'm feeling really old!
And guess what else?
I'm having surgery later this month for cataracts.  We're definitely in need of the fountain of youth.

We're way to young to be this old!!


10 comments:

Jan said...

My husband and I took an early retirement in our mid to late 50's. It's been the best thing we ever did! It is quite an adjustment but it's been a good one. We do a lot of things together, but we also have our separate interests, so we're not in each other's hip pocket all of the time-I love to sew and he loves to build things in his shop. We also have things we enjoy doing together. We got a place in the country with just 4 acres and got some chickens and a cow or two. We live close to our grandbabies now and have found a wonderful church family where we can be involved and contribute. We're probably busier than we were when we were "working" but know we're doing what we love. I'd say our relationship-which was always good-has grown tremendously. I think you're going to love it!

Carol Slater said...

Enjoy the time but find some separate hobbies. My hubby has been laid up this week with a sore foot and he has been " in my way" all week as I am not used to him being in the house so much.

Debbie said...

Well I would love to hear all the feed back you might get on this as my hubby is probably more like a year [maybe two] from retiring yet. Not that he isn't already old enough, it's just not in the cards yet. But honestly as much as I look forward to it, I am sure it will be quite the adjustment. I LOVE my days now and little things I do, but I can't imagine him filling his time the same way. Don't know WHAT he will be on. Oh, we do plenty of things together we enjoy...plenty. But everyday? I don't think so, lol. Congrats to your hubby though. Glad he was in the position to do so, especially if he was miserable with what he was doing. I am sure you will figure it all out. Meanwhile, looking forward to our day over here....

Linda said...

Congratulations!!!! You will LOVE retirement! I wonder how in the world we ever found time to work!

yaya said...

Congrats to your hubby for making a decision that I'm sure took a lot of thought and guts to do. I listened to my folks talk about retirement and all the things they would do. Dad passed at age 56 and Mom, who's 90 now, had to do all those "things" alone or with friends. So enjoy your time together. I'm hoping to retire in 3yrs and I'm looking forward to it. I think my hubby will still do his Chiropractic practice for a bit but will be part time. Yep, lots of choices when that old age thing happens! Good luck with your eye surgery. We do lots of those in my hospital and it's a quick and wonderful operation that will give you your site back...you'll feel younger when you don't need glasses!

Say What? said...

Congrats. What a big step. I'm sure you both are relieved, but nervous. We have one more set of military orders and then we'll have to have that same discussion. I have no clue what to expect. Wishing you all the beset.

acorn hollow said...

My husband retired about 4 1/2 years ago mostly because of health but I am still working so I have no advice but it looks like he is looking to keep busy.
good luck
cathy

Nonnie said...

I'm happy for you. I think you will love it. You were looking for a good friend there. Now you have your best friend at your side throughout the day. You both will find plenty to do and getting along is no problem. I even wondered whether you might move back to your hometown, but looks lovely where you are. You have plenty to think about. Congratulations! I miss my job and DH does too, but wouldn't go back.

Simply Linda said...

My husband was forced into retirement 11 years at age the age of 39 (health)---what do retired people do? For one thing, the wife(me) went back to school, the husband has to keep busy with household duties...lololol...all kidding aside, keeping you in prayer during this transition.

gin said...

Congrats on the retirement! My husband retired 2 years ago at 60. He lives it and has plenty to do around the house. BUT -- no way can I stay home 24 hours a day with him. Soooo, I still work 10-20 hours a week and go baby sit the grands. We did buy a travel trailer last year and take a weeks trip every month, sometimes close enough where the kids and their families can meet up with us for the weekend. By the way, I'm a Louisianian born and raised and just moved away about 5 years ago to MS as my husband was planning his retirement. I stay homesick since all my family and all our kids still live there (southeast of BR). Love reading about another Louisianian! But I must say there are very good perks about being retired. I know Yall will find them, too!

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