Yesterday had been a tiring day, so we thought it best to stay close to home. Grampa, or as Patty and I call him, Fada (an Irish acute accent like “É “used on long vowels in Irish Gaelic) needed a break.
Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement.
I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure.
I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.
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3 thoughts on “Fada Time”
I’m sure Fada really appreciated all of the time spent together! My grandma is in assisted living and any chance to have a meal or excursion out is like heaven to her. Her space is also filled with plants, but I think the green thumb skipped a few generations.
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I’m sure you are right Lyssy. Fada chose to move far away from family which is making any kind of family time difficult. We do our best. WE are not good with houseplants either, but they seem to do well outside….in the summer. Thanks for reading. Happy Wednesday. Allan
Ah that is tough, my grandma lives a mile from my parents so it’s easy for them to help, but she drives them crazy. Family haha. Your garden and backyard do look nice! Happy Wednesday 🙂
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