What Am I Going to Do When I Am Retired?
December 12, 2012
I get that question a lot lately. After working for the Library for 29 years, I will be retiring at the end of February. When I say I am staying home, some people wonder, "What on earth is there to do at home?" I already have a pretty long list of things I would like to get done around my house. I have a list of household chores to do each day to try to get my house in tip-top shape. I also want to organize the garage and the basement; repaint all of the baseboards in my house; work on the flower beds around my house; wash the mold off of the siding…you get the idea. One of my former coworkers who retired in July says she doesn’t know how she had time to come to work; she is keeping so busy.
One fun thing I’d like to do is work on the cards I make for birthdays and anniversaries. Next year I’ll hopefully get a better start on my Christmas cards. I’m really pushing it this year to get them made. My husband is looking forward to my not working on the Saturday of a holiday weekend, so we can take advantage of the long weekend to camp. I also hope to read a lot more. I’ll definitely continue to be a library patron, both through using OverDrive to check out eBooks and coming to the Library to check out books. I’ll need some books to help me with some of the household projects that I’ll be working on.
Last (but not least), I want to come by the Library every now and then just to see the people who work here. They have been such a big part of my life for so many years. They have celebrated my marriage and offered sympathy at the death of each of my parents and of some of my beloved pets. They have laughed over pictures of said pets. They have listened to me patiently as I’ve talked them to death. They are a wonderful group of people.
Blue Ridge Branch