Hard to Break Old Habits

I have worked night shift for 30+ years. So here I am wide awake at 2 in the morning on my birthday playing on the computer.

I thought after retiring it would take a couple of weeks and I would be sleeping all night in my own bed. But here it is almost 5 weeks after retiring and I’m still waking up in the middle of the night. Oh well, I’ll play on the computer, read, knit or crochet until I get tired again and then I’ll take a nap. Gotta love those naps!

Maybe I’ll watch a movie on the computer. Who knows when I’ll be sleeping all night. But it really doesn’t matter. It’s not like I have to go to work or anything. 🙂

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Counting Down to Retirement

WOW! Just a couple more months and I will be officially retired! My last day to work (or nite in my case) will be January 31, 2013.

I will be among those footloose and fancy free, officially old folks (per my son) with too much time on my hands and not enough money.

I will complain about my aches and pains, the outrageous prices in stores and those young whipper snappers who drive way too fast on the road.

I will wear red and purple or pink and green all at the same time and stick my nose in the air at those youngsters who laugh at my color combos.

I will claim those senior citizens discounts whenever I can and enjoy my 25 cents or 50 cents that I saved just because I’m old.

I will begin all my stories with, “back in my day” and ignore the “here she goes AGAIN!” looks I get from the younger generation.

I will eat what I want to eat and begin my days with chocolate, the ambrosia of life.

I will drink tea in special cups and use the good china just because.

I will take walks with my dog because I have the time and I will let my cats lay on my good clothes.

I will nap during the day and get up in the middle of the night and watch TV.

But most of all I will enjoy my freedom…to do what I want, when I want…until the money runs out and I have to wait for the next month’s check.