This is the shawl that nearly destroyed my love of knitting. It is finally finished and I love it. It is a blend of wool and silk and feels heavenly.
This photo is from yesterday’s hike. All the prettiness of summer is gone. It is hot, but there is a feeling on the wind that things will be changing. The snows will be here soon.
The above photo is from a hike taken at Rocky Mountain National Park last week. It was a Ranger guided hike, and was just delightful. We learned all about elk rutting ritual, saw evidence of bears finding a home for winter, and got to view the beautiful golden aspens.
This is my favorite time of the year. It has been so wonderful to be retired and get to experience it fully.
All the years I spent worrying about retirement – what a waste of time! I am not bored. I am not lonely. I do not feel that my “productive” years are over. I feel fabulous! I marvel every morning when I wake up and wonder what I should do that day.
I either have enough money or I don’t. I actually don’t. But I am not short by much, and a little job could definitely fill the gap. I had wanted to take at least September and October off. In November I will get serious about a job.
Yesterday I got the e-mail about the job that’s been on the horizon. It will be posted this week. They hope I am still interested in applying. Of course I am, because I kind of have to be. I cannot turn down that kind of money. If I got the job, I could pay off my debt in a year or more, and then I could TRULY retire and have this beautiful life that I have been living for the last six weeks. If I don’t get the job, I will have a little party for myself, because I don’t really want it.
It is amazing the energy I have when I am not fighting those awful battles every day. I didn’t know I was fighting a battle, but every day was a moral battle just to survive the day. Thank God That Is Over. The further I get from it, the more awful I realize it was. Awful.
And now it’s not. Thank you God.