This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First Day Of Retirement...

Today was my husband's first day of retirement, so I took him to breakfast at Coco's and then to see the movie, HEREAFTER, with Matt Damon.  We really enjoyed it.  *** I wrote a review on my other blog***

I can tell my husband is winding down.  His eyes have more of a twinkle and he smiles instead of looking so pensive.  He is laughing more, less uptight and more relaxed.  Despite the fact the Alarm company has called, several employees, and a few clients, I can tell he is looking forward to retirement and leaving his work behind him.

We are busy making arrangements, for our upcoming trip to California for Dad's 90th birthday.  I think we will leave a day earlier, since we don't have to worry about HIS work schedule...He is calling and arranging for COBRA so we can continue our dental and vision insurance.  We will have it for 18 months, so it will give us time to find something on our own...

He still feels like he is enjoying days off.  He said it felt like Saturday...then he asked me, "What day is it anyway?"  I told him, "Who cares!".....

6 comments:

Mari said...

What a happy post! Glad he is enjoying himself!

That corgi :) said...

I like that "who cares"! glad your hubby is starting to wind down and get "de-stressed". I'm sure the days ahead will be golden ones indeed for you both :)

betty

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Six Saturdays and a Sunday sound good to me!

Pat said...

That's right! When you are retired, EVERY day is Saturday! Enjoy!

Chatty Crone said...

Personally I am thrilled for you both! sandie

Donna said...

Congratulations to your husband and his retirement. My husband has been retired for 5 years and we love it. No schedule to follow, and being able to travel when you want, sleep in, etc. My husband tells everyone he loves retirement. Good life ahead...:)