I know every day in my new life will not be 70 degrees and sunny with the luck to run into a friend and his daughter on the way to the park. There will be tired days, and boring days, and "these children are driving me nuts" days. Nevertheless, as an inaugural to life post-jobbity job, I take this day as a resounding "YES!" to my choice to opt out for a while. If youth is wasted on the young, retirement is wasted on the old.
Charlie and I seized the opportunity to walk around the neighborhood today to see what's up with the neighbors. Y'all, my neighbors are cool. I felt so inspired by their front gardens, their declarations of "This Yard is Chemical Free," their quirky architecture, and their chickens. YES!