Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rainy Days & big changes

Yesterday was a relaxed day. A day to cleanup and recuperate from the holiday fun.  It rained most of the day which my veggie garden will appreciate.  The girls are off from camp this week and we will begin the annual school supply shopping this week.  Normally we would have much more time, but our cruise to the Bahamas will eat up much of the time.  Rainy days certainly try my patience with the girls.  The "I'm boreds" and the "I'm hungries", drained most the patience I had.   We did some rainy day activities like scrapbooking and organizing closets.

I really need to work on my grazing and emotional eating. Thank goodness my band said no before I could take it too far.  Leftover banana pie and not enough water were my two biggest areas of concern.  Getting a handle on grazing out of habit and boredom will be a huge issue for me to work on in the coming months as a transition from the work force to a stay at home grandma.

Today will be a emotional day for me.  I will be sitting down with our financial planner to prepare for my upcoming retirement.  I have been working for this company for 32 years.  All my adult life,  and I am nervous about the losing the security of that paycheck and also filling in the void during my day that was filled by work time.  I have worked since I was 14 years old and began part time at the neighborhood ice cream shop.  My retirement will mark the end of the only life I knew, my career.  I am very excited about being a full time grandma and volunteering at the girls schools.  My career never allowed that with my own daughter because I was a single parent most of her life. 


  1. Grazing, boredom and emotional eating...my BIGGEST problems! Congrats on being able to be a stay at home grandma! That is awesome!

  2. Wow--I was just saying this morning that I would love to retire. It is probably a different thing when you are actually facing the thing though. Good luck to you..both with the emotional stuff, with the finances as you transition and the wide-open schedule.


  3. Sounds like you're "Life is good today" ;-)

    Enjoy your retirement--sounds like you are already filling it up--

    Is restriction really working for you?


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