I really did not think buying our future house and making the decision to retire would have any impact on my life. Oh the retirement thing..yes..I guess I knew I would be doing the countdown of lasts…my last memorial day, my last 4th of July, the last month I will only have 1 weekend off…but I didn't think I would give much thought to the rest of it…after all, I have a year left (had).

I'm different. I'm distracted. My priorities have changed. I HAVE NOT PLANTED FLOWERS YET!

Before we moved to this house, I pretty much had perennial flower beds and perhaps spent $25 on some annuals to spice up the color. In the 3 years we have lived here, I've been slowly working to get the beds self sustaining but have some pots and one little triangular space along the driveway that I was going to put stone around and get a bed started. Oh..I think about it..but it is not important to me. When I back out of the driveway, I remember that I should do it and I want to do it right then…but it just takes too much energy to plan it and do it. I haven't really had much time off when it hasn't been raining…so that may be the primary reason I haven't added color to my life? Don't know.

I have to go back to work tomorrow…blech. This is not the last time I will have that thought.

Until next time….

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