Four years ago this month, after turning 60, I left my full time job. It was a decision easily made as the husband was retired when we married 13 years ago and he had been patiently waiting for me to be free of the work commitments.
It was easy to leave the job that I disliked....but, hard, due to the fear factor. The fear of not having enough money, irrational fears of being homeless and hungry!
Now, approaching my 64th birthday, I’m looking back on a wonderful 4 years, loving the freedom that this life gives me and hoping to be blessed with many more years of happy living!
And the money thing? There is none to throw around but there’s always enough to do what needs to be done. Years ago, when gainfully employed, I would not thought of enjoying NOT spending money!
Contemplating life is one of the great things I get to do with my freedom. Getting up early, making the coffee and watching the sun peep over the ridge from the warmth of my kitchen. Feeling grateful for life.
No, this is not through the kitchen window but dawn at Chester Frost park just north of Chattanooga. Contemplating, again, how grateful we are to be able to travel and come home to a beautiful area.
Speaking of travel…..
No progress to report on the reflectix window project. I did go back and get the longer length, hoping to be able to secure the coverings without velcro.
Also no progress on the solar panel redo. While looking at the forums, found someone was using piano hinges to secure individual panels. Guess we will try that.
Evenings have been spent perusing The Milepost, an Alaskan travel planner and reading blogs of others who have made the trip. It feels overwhelming when imagining the distance, so I’m just going to ignore it.
During the daylight hours we have been getting exercise by working in the yard and walking. Inspired by reading too many cooking blogs, I made a place under the steps to use the dutch oven. Hubby has always been in charge of the outdoor cooking so it was a first for me when I made City Chicken…….
Other than wasting lots of charcoal briquettes (none were needed for the lid), it turned out great! Wish I had a photo!
In a few weeks we will be heading to the Smoky Mountains and the spring rally in Townsend. There were over 80 trailers last year… and more expected this year.
The spring wildflowers are always peaking during the rally.
Dogwood at Cades Cove campground….Smoky Mountains National Park
Glad it’s finally spring…thought it was never going to show.
Good times are happening now, good times coming in the future. Who could want more?