Retirement is a funny situation to be in. It is like you are enjoying life on the one hand and feeling guilty for being so happy on the other. I used to write long lists of what I had to do each day and never stopped working until the list was all checked off. That made for some late nights. But this year, my third year of retirement, I've stopped making lists. And I'm amazed at how happy I have become.
The only problem is that now dear husband is stressing out over the cooking and grocery buying, let alone the planning for meals! Poor man! He has other things to do on his to-do lists since he is retired.
I spend a lot of time relaxing in the shade on the deck dear husband built for us. I love the geraniums he planted! Most of all, I love the swing he put together for me for Mother's Day! That is where I read! And there goes those lists again...lists of books to read!
I'm spending HOURS each day in this swing reading biographies of famous people I was curious about when I was younger but never had the time to read just for pleasure. Currently from the library, I'm reading Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life: Sophia Loren. I've just finished Miles Gone By : William F. Buckley, Jr. and Leonard: My Fifty-year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner. I have Bring On The Empty Horses: David Niven waiting on my desk to start.
Although I am enjoying all this down time and my health issues are improving, I feel rather like a "lazy lady". I feel like I should be making those lists again and being more active. Maybe ease back into it! Maybe take dear husband out to lunch when he takes me back to the library to return all those biographies!
Do you become a "lazy lady" and read for hours? Do you read biographies?
Have a wonderful day!