Friday, February 27, 2015

Counting Down ... Finally!

Thirteen weeks from today.  Ninety-one days from tomorrow.  

In three months I am retiring!  

When I set the date - nearly two years ago - i bemoaned the fact that I still had so long to wait, but a very wise woman [a blogger friend in Arizona] told me that "anyone can do 24 months".  And, she was right.  I did move the date up by three months, but even counting that, the time has flown.

Am I excited?  absolutely?

Am I nervous?  Not at all.

Am I worried about what to do?  Never.  I have plans, plans, plans.

Obviously, the garden is high on my list of priorities and i have three projects slated for the outside. 

We'll be turning the current office into a library/music room, so that's a big indoor project.  I hope to take some classes at the community college.  

And, i have a lead on a community group that is working on voter registration.  Virginia is one of those states that has recently enacted legislation that requires more complicated voter ID, so i would like to help people complete the necessary paperwork.

That should be a start ... don't you think?
Two more days and this awful February will be gone.  Two more weeks and we should start seeing signs of spring.  It's time to get back outside, and to start blogging again.  Be seeing you soon!


  1. It sounds to me that you are going to be Very Busy! Time will go even faster once you are retired, or as we call it here "be leash free".

    The future is so bright, you are going to need shades :-)

  2. Please check the box that marks me as jealous.

    Funny how we want to retire to have free time to do things we want. Like keeping busy.

  3. The finish line is in sight. I am so happy for you. I have no doubt you will stay busy. Take some time for yourself as well.

  4. I simply left my job five years ago (too early to retire and no money!) and have never regretted it. I wanted time for people and for the creative things that had been squeezed out by work. It was definitely a good idea! Hope you enjoy yours as much I do.

  5. So excited for you. Hope you continue to keep us informed of what you are doing once that office becomes a music/library,.