Archive for February, 2014

Retirement (?) Part A

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Since being laid off in April, I’ve been renovating nonstop. DONE, but a week until my house of 34 years goes on the market. Am I finally retired or what? Can’t fathom the idea, but change is coming and it is both scary and exciting. Today: 1. After I cleaned some windows, sewed a table runner, and caulked a couple of sinks, a bunch of neighbors showed up and wanted to see the house. Some great comments; gratifying – I think maybe I did good. 2. Made some killer guacamole with generous dashes of habanero sauce (recently discovered when I visited my daughter in Mexico – soooo tasty), now watching the Super Bowl to try to better understand American culture (mystifying), and being reckless by having not one, but two margaritas. Does this presage what retirement will be like? Food exploration, maybe more margaritas? Anything is possible. Deep breath. Exhale.