Sunday, August 1, 2010

Out of My Rear Window 8/1/10



Nothing much to see today that is any different. Just the usual critters under the bird feeder.

A Red-Winged Blackbird



Lots of English Sparrows and some immature Grackles



And, the ever-present Squirrels



It's hard to believe that it's the first of August, and that I've been retired for seven months. In some ways, it seems like I was just working, and, in others, that it has been ages. Already, I'm a different person than I was when I was working. I'm calmer and much happier. I don't dread getting up in the morning any more. And, several stress related physical problems have disappeared.

Reaching retirement, for me, has definitely been a blessing. I hope that everyone has the same positive experience I am having.

8 comments:

Upupaepops said...

I get a little happy charge when I read your posts and can hear how much happier you sound. You say you are feeling better and feel in better shape. What a wonderful thing

I am so pleased for you and know this is only the beginning of your new life. We have to get you some snowshoes so you can continue your winter walks.

Jabacue said...

Not officially retired yet but I do agree with you. Funny how things are calmer now and how one forgets the days of the week. Ehjoy.

Terry said...

Well, no wonder you feel calmer, with time to enjoy your lovely rear window view, and your walks.

My blood pressure was pretty darn high before I retired, and it's fine now. Life is good.

Sharon said...

Happy Sunday! I believe your walks and the wildlife have given you great stress relief. Yes, Louise, I believe you are a happy camper!

XXX

Sandra said...

And you mustn't forget the lush green grass:)) I know, I sound obsessed with it:))

I am so glad retirement has brought you happier and calmer days. Enjoy each and every one. I think I will need at least 2 more decades to reach retirement....

Canyon Girl said...

I'm so glad you are happy in your retirement. I am too.--Inger

Tina said...

I love squirrels just about as much as I love donkeys. They are just so smart and mischievious and entertaining to watch.

Shirl said...

Great to see you are enjoying your retirement ... :0)

Shirl x