Monday, August 01, 2011

Day One of Phase 3

It is official I am retired!  I was up at 5:30 as usual, I will have to work on that.  I joined Facebook this weekend and right now it is just a mystery to me.  I had signed up before but it would not let me in the next time I tried to logon, so I just forgot about it.  I had lots of friends and friends of friends waiting for me.  I am still confused, but DD2 got me started and one of the friends was my bridesmaid and friend from college, that I lost touch with when I quit sending Christmas cards.  She wrote back right away and likes to e-mail which is my preference too.  I hope to keep in touch.

I dreamed last night, that I was retiring and I kept finding stuff at the office that I forgot.  I actually made it home with 3 boxes of stuff sitting in my dining room. I think if I left anything at work it would not be important.  Friday actually went well, I had no waterworks and the girls took me out to lunch, it was nice.  I imagine at some point it may hit me, but right now it is just affecting the pocketbook buddgeting and my irritable bowel.  It probably would be better if I could cry more, I would probably have fewer anxiety dreams. 

Well, on to phase 3, we are going grocery shopping on a weekday and to the movies on Wednesday afternoon, for the senior special.  Mr Bankerchick wants to see Cowboys and Aliens.  I have a pile of laundry and I am going to do it on a weekday too.  Such luxury this retirement!


  1. YAY you're gonna have a ball!

    I used to get up at 6 am when I was working and it took me about 6 months to get used to staying in bed until 7am - I still can't stay in bed past 7.30 a.m. almost 18months later but it's nice to know if I wanted to I could. ;)

  2. Oh ENJOY it! I'm sure it's all going to take some getting used to, but it's worth it. Sleeping in? That sounds heavenly! :)