Busy Retirement – Oxymoron???

I thought, like most people, that retirement would bring a slower pace of life.  NOT SO!!  I seem to be just as busy as when I worked full-time.  I must admit that this has been a total surprise.  The difference is that I have some control over the craziness, so I’m not so stressed-out.  😀

About a month ago I wrote about going to work at the bank where my husband works.  You might be wondering how that is going.  After working for several weeks, I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying my work and things are going good.  The scanning of files started out somewhat slow because I was not only learning how to use the new program, but I was also having to learn “bank lingo” and banking document vocabulary.  I now have a better understanding about why there are SOOOO many documents to sign when purchasing a house!  I have gone to the two other banks and shown them how to use the program.  There was one new “development” last week.  There has been some discussion with the “tech” people about problems with the program that have been discovered through its usage.  The bank is now considering going to another, better program.  I look at it as another challenge to overcome.

When I retired from teaching, I did put my name in for substitute teaching.  Well, I finally got to sub one day last week.  Yea!  It was fun seeing the students and visiting with my teacher friends.  I miss them SO much!  Many former students seemed genuinely happy to see me as evidenced by the number of hugs I received throughout the day.  I’ve already got a three day subbing assignment for next week.

The biggest advantage of being retired is you have the freedom to DO the things you WANT to do.  This weekend I decided to have a “girls” weekend with my daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and sister-in-law.  This all came about because this weekend is the opening of firearms deer season in our state.  My hubby is meeting our youngest son and grandson and taking them deer hunting on the family farm (it’s unfortunate that the oldest son won’t be able to join them, but he just lives too far away for a weekend trip).  They will be meeting up with my husband’s brother, brother-in-law, and nephew.  I decided to take advantage of the men being gone and invited all the “girls” (who are “deer hunting widows”) to my house for the weekend.  The men will have their kind of fun, and the girls will have….well, A BLAST!!  I’m sure there will be pictures on the next post!

Until then, God Bless!

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