Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wasted Days & Wasted Nights

Yeah, that's kind of been me lately.

In truth, I'm perfectly happy letting the days sail by without getting much accomplished. I'm enjoying my long (almost) daily walks, sitting for an hour with a decent cigar and a book, occasionally spitting out a post on one of my blogs and doing little else.

I guess I'll eventually get bored walking through the neighborhood and the weather will get to be too bad for a ride on the motorcycle, but until then I'm enjoying the good life. I don't know of very many friends that get to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee on the deck to start their day in the middle of the week. My back yard is well shaded and the noise that the birds and squirrels make as they begin their day is pretty loud. From the song of a cardinal to the cawing of blackbirds and the barking of squirrels it is quite the cacophony.

A second cup of Starbucks Panama Reserve and nobody to interrupt nature's sound makes for a pretty grand way to begin the day.

Tomorrow night is the combined retirement party for those of us that made the break from work this year. Saturday I'll make my way to central Illinois so that I can take my parents to Chicago on Sunday for an event that they'd like to attend. We'll get a chance to visit with Aaron and Jenny and I'll eventually make my way back home on Monday. If any of my Chillicothe connections would like to get together Sunday evening, message me or text me (phn# in the About Me section) and we'll see what we can do.

It will be a long weekend with a lot of road time, but that's okay with me.

I've got some morning errands to run with Chris today so I guess my walk will have to wait until it gets hot. We are meeting Hannah and Daniel for dinner and an early birthday celebration this evening since I'll be on the road Saturday.

My older cousin warned me that once I'm retired I won't get any days off. He's right. Everyday is a day of retirement. Although I'm usually a slow learner, I've managed to learn this lesson quite well!

Enjoy you're day.
Be well,

John <><


5 comments:

Mike said...

"...I'll eventually get bored..."

No you won't.

John Hill said...

Thanks for that encouragement, Mike!
Words of wisdom from an expert retiree.

John Hill said...

Thanks for that encouragement, Mike!
Words of wisdom from an expert retiree.

John Hill said...

Thanks for that encouragement, Mike!
Words of wisdom from an expert retiree.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

John Hill, it sounds like you've transitioned into retirement well.