Today my daughter Alex and I went to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC. We have lived in this area for 19 years and I have never seen them. It always seemed if work was just too crazy whenever the blossoms decided to pop and it never worked out. Needless to say, they were stunningly beautiful. It wasn’t too crowded either – I love not having to do everything on the weekend. Alex and I then had a great lunch at a pub in downtown DC. It is great that the weather is so good – spring has come to DC.
Needless to say, I didn’t get to any of the things that I wanted to do today. It still seems more like a vacation although there is a lot hanging over my head so I haven’t really gotten a sense of the “stress free” part of retirement. I already feel behind on starting to get the house organized for sale and all the other things I need to do.
I know I need to establish a routine. How long before the rest of you retirees out there figured it all out? Did you start with a routine right away or did you gradually more into one? Well maybe I’ll make more progress tomorrow.