Well maybe not "Free" time, perhaps earned time at a reduced rate!
Time to spend in leisure activities or prepping family dinners, actioning domestic chores and discovering walking routes in different areas of town. The freedom to choose how to spend one's day is so new to me. I like routines and have adopted a few but most of the time I am spontaneous...and my day unfolds gently.
I have not worn my watch for quite awhile...
maybe because the battery is dead!
Right now I've got my nose stuck into a good book and have been indulging in some rest and relaxation after a busy spree of entertaining and being entertained.
One of the meals that I make when a good read gets my attention is Hamburger Soup.
It practically makes itself in the pot and simmers for several hours.
You can use any variation of vegetables and if you want to make it meatless just add more barley and tomatoes.
I use the recipe from The Best Of Bridge.
On my walk I strolled into the nearby Flower Shop and spied this pretty little orchid.
I was smitten by the colour combination and so I treated myself.
and so are these!
DIL and I walked down to the shops and found a new pair of boots for Isla.
She has grown out of her red Hunter boots that we purchased last year so we planned to buy her another pair and she opted for pink.
I think they look adorable on her...
we walked home and though there were no puddles to splash in there were piles of leaves
and kicking them was a lot of fun!
Henry Brian slept the entire time, cozy in the stroller.
He is a pretty content little man and we adore him.
I never knew how much love would spill out of my heart spending time with my grandchildren.
It's my favourite thing to do these days.
Yet another "bonus" of retirement.
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There has been quite a shift here in The Humble Bungalow.
The blog is reflecting some of the changes
as I am no longer in the workplace.
My day to day activities revolve around walking, reading, domestic pursuits, marketing, and preparing food.
Visits and outings with the grand children and Mother on most weekdays.
Evenings are usually spent quietly at home and when we do go out it is usually for dinner with friends.
We are taking a Power Squadron Radio Operator's Course so that we may "legally" use our boat radio.
Many options for volunteer work beckon, for now though I am content getting used to my new found freedom.
What are you involved with outside the home?