Geez, it's been a long time since I have made a blog entry. Sorry, is all I can say. Life got really busy my last year at work. I have FINALLY retired from nursing after 30+ years.
"Do I miss it?" Heck no!! I'm enjoying every day. However, I've been so busy since I retired June 15th, 2014 it makes my head spin to think about it.
In July my husband and I bought a rental property and the work really began. We painted, nailed, put down new floors , repaired windows, plumbing etc.,etc. until I promised "I would never do that again."
Well, I lied. We bought another property in November 2014 and off we went again traveling 4 hours back and forth to make repairs to this property. We finally wizened up and drug our travel trailer and camped out on the front driveway for 3 months. Funny thing happened. The house and land is located between my mother and little sister. We did so much sweat equity on the property and I liked the results so much we decided to move in.
So after 31 years in Ponder, Texas we downsized from a house with over 3,000+ sq. feet to one with a little over 2,000. I didn't think that would make that much difference but boy was I wrong.
I WILL be having a huge garage sell very soon. :o) It's amazing how much stuff one accumulates in 41 years of marriage.
I can honestly say I am happier than I have ever been in my life. Living between my mom and sister is fantastic. Mom walks over for coffee in the mornings, dinner and porch sitting in the evenings. (She is 85 and still mows and weed eats her yard). Shopping with little sister has been great, too. Now, if we can only convince our older sister to move from North Carolina onto one of our back 2 acres :o) life would be perfect.
My health is not so bad. Still dealing with my last 30 lbs. to lose but I haven't gained the 60 lbs. I lost back years ago. Kudos, especially when all the eating out we have done lately.
We now plan to drive the 4 hrs. (two way) back to Ponder ...repair etc. and sell our home. Know anyone who wants to buy a big old Cape Cod Blue house with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths???
I had a total knew replacement left knee Feb. 2013. Can't remember if I said that in my last update. Best thing I ever did. Can walk everywhere now without pain. Plan to join a gym with Mom and sister and niece when she graduates with her BSN (Nursing) end of May. Meanwhile, I'm counting calories, watching carbs, and walking.
I feel good and positive. I'm ready to get this last poundage off and buy some of the pretty dresses I see in all the stores.