I’ll be right back. I have to run grab a tissue. My lip is bleeding from biting it so hard to keep from laughing at my husband. I really don’t want to hurt his feelings but sometimes . . he’s doing something and he looks at me and my facial expressions give away my thoughts. Vince was reading this article to me this morning and seriously, I was biting my lip and apparently raised my eyebrows at just the moment he looked over here!
The title of the article is 7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work During Retirement! As Vince was reading the 7 reasons to me, he got down to:
- Continuing to work might strain your relationships!
All I said was “Is that article written by a man?” Yes!
Vince looked at me and I was grinning and he said “If I continue to work, I can’t come visit you in the sewing room!” He was joking because of the incident with him coming to see Boots when I escaped to the sewing room for some alone time.
It’s funny to think that if we live to be even as old as my parents are now, we will have been living with him retired about the same amount of time we have lived together with him working. I know that once he does retire (he hasn’t yet), we’ll find our new normal but it’s going to take some compromise and habit changing on both our parts. Speaking of that . . at 8:00 this morning Vince this was our conversation.
Vince: What time do you want to go to town today?
Me: Why do we need to go to town?
Vince: I wanted to go by Tractor Supply and I thought you wanted to get another prime rib.
We ended up going to town. Every single day except one this week . . we went to town! This is not going to be our new normal . . I hope!