Monday, June 6, 2011

On Being Retired

Just before I woke up this morning (Monday), I dreamed that I was telling my two grandkids, "At the end of today, I am retired."

When I awoke, I thought, "Well, that was wrong. I'm already retired."

If you've followed this blog for any length of time you know that I retired from my paying job in mid-December. But hubby and I have continued to provide daycare for Augie and Vi about 40 hours a week, so I haven't had the full "retirement experience."

Their parents are teachers, and today was their last day with us until the school year begins again.

So it's true: For the next few months, at least, I am retired.

I'd have posted this earlier but I was taking a nap.

14 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

I don't know how you do it. I barely have the energy for a puppy, let alone two grandchildren. Love is the answer. :) Have a great summer in temporary retirement!

DJan said...

I love dreams that tell me something I didn't know while awake. Enjoy yourself, and be sure to take plenty of time to blog! :-)

400 Wakeups said...

I'm actually really looking forward to seeing how you fill your time. My dad has become an expert fisherman. ;)

*Honest Abe said...

It takes more to inspire me now than it used to. I wish you good luck on your retirement.

Thom Brown said...

Enjoy. Please keep us posted. What happens in September?

Retired English Teacher said...

Ahhh, summers off. Enjoy the time.

Linda Myers said...

I'll be interested in how you spend your days during this summer retirement!

grammy said...

Enjoy you naps
enjoy your summer
I love the kids....but I do get tired easier than I use.
I want to do summer things with the girls...but I have not got into it yet (o:

Teresa said...

Retirement doesn't have to mean relaxing. What could be better than time with the grand kids? At least you get the summer off. I iknow what you mean about tiring though. I now watch my 11 month old grandaughter(first and only). My daughter in law is a teacher too. I feel so lucky to have this time with her and that she is with someone who really loves her. I am sure those are some of the reasons you have yours with you. very tired but happy at the end of the day. good for you...and them. They are all lucky to have you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I am sure you will be seeing them often..but you should most certainly take a nap when needed! Summer is short, it will be over before you know it! :)

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Enjoy the delights of true retirement! I'm sure you'll be itching to get back to "work" by the time school starts up again.

Leah Rubin said...

Ahhh... naps: the gift of the gods. We nap nearly every day, since our nighttime sleeping is kind of erratic. What a blessing!

I'm sure you'll still be seeing lots of the kids this summer-- how could you not??

Enjoy!

Deb Shucka said...

I hope you enjoy every minute of your first tastes of true retirement time, and that you'll share here.

gayle said...

I know you will have a relaxing summer and will miss seeing the kids everyday!

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