To say that I’m in heaven would be a bit of an exaggeration.  No situation is perfect….  However, Day 1 of semi-pseudo retirement and I’m pretty darn happy.  My boyfriend took the day off too.  We had big plans to go golfing (we actually went to the driving range yesterday, finally, after 2 years) ANYWAY, then we both got side tracked with really mundane boring stuff.  Me on the phone for 2 hours with the Healthcare marketplace since the 1095 form that they sent me is wrong.  Soooo wrong.  And of course it’s a mess. And Philip had to go to the DMV to settle some stuff (not at all related to my stuff).  So, there was that.  BUT Jorden was happy with a ride home from school (although he walked most of the way) and a drive thru Taco Bell.  I also washed sheets and towels, made beds, organized a couple of clothes drawers, (did you know there’s a book about tidying up and the way you fold your clothes will change your life?) took Zenah to practice, and made dinner.  I was very happy to be doing these things again.  Not quite sure if the 22-year-old who still lives here with us was happy to see me when she came breezing through so I thought I’d give her space and went for a walk on the Causeway.  Got some steps in, some sun, and some quiet time.  I like giving her space.  Tomorrow I plan on going all the way to the beach to walk (instead of the road by the beach.)  It’s the least I can do. I am the palest I’ve been since I moved here.  I could come up north and fit right in so I have a lot of sun to catch up on.  I like looking like I live in Florida.

I have offered, and they have accepted, for me to work on Fridays.  I think it’s only going to be ½ day Fridays just to keep them caught up until they get their new person in place.  I think I’m going to like the one day (or 1/2 day) a week schtick.  The paycheck will barely cover the gas but I’ll like mixing it up.  That might be the ticket.  Plus I like the people I work with so I didn’t have to say goodbye.

I started some good routines while working.  Making a smoothie every night, and mixing it in the a.m., taking to work for my morning protein.  I was also taking a break twice a day to walk around the campus.  So now, I need to try to stay in that mode.  I made a smoothie this morning and walked but I like the TWO walk a day routine.  I just made Phil a banana split and unfortunately took a couple bites.  Maybe I should walk THREE times a day. Plus the girls (and boy) at work are talking about running in a 5K. I don’t know if I can get that back but I might try.  I downloaded the Couch to 5K program.  So far I just downloaded it.  I guess the next step would be actually listening to it while on a walk.

I have promised myself not to look for a job until like May.  I am thinking about other stuff right now.  I feel like I’m on a mission. I’m not sure what that mission entails but until I get it figured out I’m going to be adding more walking and more volunteering into my days.  If nothing materializes out of the cosmos by May I’ll probably …well I don’t know what I’ll probably do.  I’ll worry about it then.  My point is I’m giving myself some time to do whatever.

I’ve got my boys (and Zach’s girlfriend) coming in 2 weeks and I’m supposed to be going to my moms for a few weeks to help out sometime this Spring, then I’m trying to get together with a couple of friends for a weekend somewhere, I’ve got the Reiki II classes coming up in March and another girls weekend in May.  This is why I can’t work.  Maybe I’ll just set up a Go Fund Me account.

So did you see Downton Abbey last night?  SPOILER ALERT: Was anybody as shocked as I was with the blood? I think I screamed out loud.

Well on that note I think it’s time to go to bed.  I have books to read.



11 Thoughts on “Anybody out there?

  1. Scott monahan on February 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm said:

    Geeeeezzzzz.besides you being a lazy underemployed person you made me wonder about downtown abbey…was going to watch last night but after the film crew left we realized our tv was gone, the other one buried and I was missing my house even though I was in it. I’m spelled downtown right but this piece of Mac crap auto corrects for me. I even spelled I spelled right but it put in I’m. Now go get a job!

  2. Jennifer on February 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm said:

    I own the book about tidying up. Are you surprised ?

  3. Welcome to retirement…well semi retirement. Doesn’t it feel good to change it up a little. A couple days a week to keep the work juices going then you set the schedule! I know the pocket book won’t be as full but your family will love having you back. Not that you left, but back in a different way. Enjoy the change for awhile. After all, being unemployed is work also! 🙂

  4. Jennifer on February 2, 2016 at 11:46 am said:

    Why don’t my comments post 🙁

    And yes, i own the tidying up book … does that surprise anyone???

  5. I’m a total neat freak, so I don’t normally get anything new out of organizing books, but seriously…. the folding method in that book DID change my life. I can’t believe I didn’t think to fold and stack my shirts and pants like that. Now, I open a drawer and I see everything I own, not just what’s on top. I kept my socks, panties and bras that way, but never applied it to the other stuff. What was I thinking?

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