Coasting through life

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One of the results of cleaning out our closets and cupboards is the discovery of hundreds of light bulbs.  Yes, David went hog wild over two weeks when Costco had boxed sets of four bulbs on sale for ONE CENT per box.  Sheesh!  We have so many bulbs, they will outlive us.  We certainly will have a well-lit house for an eternity.

David seems very relaxed lately.  He has been asking himself if he really wants a stressful, high powered job.  Does he want to work that hard, or does he want to coast through the rest of his life?  Being retired is not that bad, after all.  He rather likes the idea of receiving unemployment benefits for a year, supplemented with Social Security benefits.  In fact, he is getting more money now than when he was employed.  Imagine that!

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The anthuriums that we bought back in March are still thriving on our coffee table.  They have outlasted the mums we used to buy.  Mums last only a month at most.  I think the secret to having healthy anthuriums is to keep the soil moist and to keep them indoors away from bright sunlight.  If the sun shines directly on the leaves, they will turn brown and the plant will die.  Indirect, filtered light is the key.

And so it goes in the Gigi-Hawaii household…

14 Responses to “Coasting through life”

  1. Kay G. Says:

    Love that plant, the blue pot and the doily and table it rests upon!
    And the rug is pretty too! Take it easy, sounds good to me!

  2. Cathy Says:

    It takes a little while to become adjusted to retirement especially when it is thrust on you out of the blue – that’s what happened in our household. Thought about and discussed but not realising that through circumstances it would happen sooner than planned.

    How are you coping with David round the house all the time – are each of you having alone time?

  3. DJan Says:

    I know how much I love retirement, and realize that I just don’t want to ever return to a life filled with stress and doing other people’s work. This is way better, David! 🙂

  4. Jeanie Says:

    It sounds like David is settling in an deciding retirement is a pretty good idea.

  5. Grannymar Says:

    I think it takes a full year to adjust properly to retirement. Less than that and you still feel like you are on holidays. David should take up a hobby or something that he always wanted to do, but didn’t have time for.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I agree. Right now, all he does is watch TV and work out at the gym. However, he also likes to help me with housework. Next project: wash the windows and window sills.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I love the boy-flowers. Julie, my stepdaughter brought me an orchid this week. We will see how long I keep it alive.

  7. Christine Says:

    I wonder if it’s because also that anthuriums are native to tropical climates? I also have a lot of lightbulbs…and toilet paper…just a thing with me.

  8. Linda Reeder Says:

    Retirement works for me!
    You must have a good supply of the old style bulbs, and so you don’t have to use the new squiggly ones that take time to light up.

  9. Denise Says:

    I always enjoy your photos on each post Gigi, your anthuriums are lovely! It made me smile about the light bulbs. We got to CostCo’s and Gregg once came home with a case of fabric softeners that took us over two years to use.

  10. Linda Says:

    I love that plant, Gigi. Great post!

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