Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Retirement has had a lot of surprises that I didn’t expect.   There is something just decadent about staying in a nightgown until noon.   Who knew that researching garden seeds for  hours could be so much fun?   Hours and hours fly by while I’m knitting a challenging pattern.   Life is wonderful in our home sweet home.

The most amazing unexpected benefit of retirement is just staying put.   My first job came along when I was just 16 and employment away from home dominated my life from that day forward.    A few weeks off for the birth of a child here and there doesn’t count.   Vacation time was always spent traveling and never at home where the dirty laundry and weeds waited for me.    But in retirement?   The truth is I love being at home.   

My latest sweater!
My latest sweater!

All it takes to do the chores is about an hour a day – vacuuming, cleaning, making beds, laundry.  The rest of the day is spent on something that grabs my fancy.   I’m a master at Angry Birds.   I learned to weave on a tabletop loom.   I learned to groom the dog myself.   My kindle has over 100 books on it since retirement took over my days.  My dahlias are stunning.

Volunteer work calls me away a couple of times a week.   We have dinner out every Wednesday with the same friends.   Once a week, we venture off the island to go to Costco or someplace else.  But mostly, you’ll find me at home.

When we aren’t off seeing the world – and we do that a lot too – you’ll find me at home – loving every minute of it.

Cheryl

Cheryl and her husband have just recently retired and live in the Pacific Northwest. She has been enjoying her herself by traveling around the world, playing with her grandchildren, and she frequently volunteers in her community. There is certainly never a dull moment with Cheryl. She cheerfully co-founded RetireBook and wants to share her energy, hoping that it inspires her readers to live life at its fullest.
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