Monday, October 15, 2012

Rainy days and Mondays...

335 Lazy Creek Dr.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down".
That may have been true earlier in my life. The dreaded Monday, having to go back to school, the dreaded Monday, having to return to work after the too short weekend.
That phrase is not true anymore. Now that we are retired and have no house to upkeep, it's always a weekend, even on Monday!
Today was rainy and dreary, but I had a blast.  I cuddled under the afghan I crocheted a couple of years ago, and read while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Ahhhhh, this is the life.
Even Devin was lazing around.
I've learned to cherish these down time moments/days. Before retirement, we work most of our life and spend more time with our co-workers than our families. Then our off time was spent "catching up" on household chores and maybe some socializing. There was no time to sit and read for a couple of hours.
I did my time. 32 years working for the US Postal Service. Lots of overtime at Christmas and I was careful (did not abuse) my sick leave.
Now is MY/OUR TIME! It's ok for me to be "lazy" and enjoy myself staying in my jammies all day and reading. I earned it. I still have to keep telling myself that. We are so brainwashed into thinking we have to keep busy.


  1. You hit the nail on the head reference retirement. Dreary and raining here today so we rented a couple movies from Red Box. I was going to mow, but I can do that tomorrow or the day after. Life is good.

  2. Are you still happy with the Escapees mail service? I ask because I am looking for a mail forwarding service. Thanks!

    1. Yes, we are very happy with the Escapees mail service. I usually just email them and the next day they send it out. I choose Priority mail and also do not have junk mail sent.

    2. Are you able to see what mail is there before you have it sent to you? I was really leaning towards Good Sam's, but we are headed to TX and if our house sells, it makes sense to becoming TX residents while we are there. Thanks for your response. :-)

    3. There are different fee scales. They will even open and read your mail to you (for a fee).


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