Hi all 5 of you out there. :>) The post title is a great one for me. I am no longer working 50 hours a week. You will never know how relieved I am to say that. I have been off for a month now and it seems like a few days. I have been catching up on sleep and resting as much as I can.
I am not fully retired, but am looking for either a part time job or full time (which now seems like part time after working so many hours for a year and a half). That will help me do some reno work around the house.
I was able to order a great shed and the man and I got it all built and still like each other. That's a real accomplishment. ha! Pictures soon.
I have been doing a little of the following: reading, spinning, knitting, applique, gardening, organizing, etc. Cool huh? I am thrilled. The first two weeks were so frustrating. First off, I didn't know what to do with so much time. I would get up early and do a few things and then crash. I do still take naps when I want to or when I really can't keep my eyes open. I am sleeping in until 8am or so every day now and staying up way until 10 or so. It feels so decadent.
My front yard looks pretty darn good if I say so myself. Last summer I was lucky to get the lawns mowed. Now, I am finding actual plants in my garden beds and enjoying all that again. I still haven't gotten my veg garden redone yet, but by fall it will be done and all ready for spring next year. That is so exciting!
I will take lots of pictures and post. It's so nice to be back here.