It's today, which means the light will begin to come back to us. My husband is also off work through the holiday now, too. With him home I feel like I hibernate until after New Year's and I get back on a schedule. We come out of our dens as work and school restarts with a fresh look at life.
I'm going to have a lot to figure out next year. My husband just ordered his retirement package. That would be all the paperwork to initiate retirement. The big day is tentatively February 28th. It's pretty exciting and he's very ready. But I'll have to make sure we don't treat it as a terminal Christmas holiday.
I am ready to be done with his 3:30 am wake up time and I don't even get up with him. But I feel bad for him and he's getting worn out. It will be nice for him to retire a bit early and have many years to play with his cars instead of putting all his energy into his job. Plus we can RV at our leisure now. We won't have to come home on Sundays with all the other people racing back to their employment. You should see our camping schedule already. I'm so excited!
I have to point out that I'm much younger than my husband. And though what I occupy my time with now doesn't bring in much money, it's important to me and at least I can take it on the road. I am glad I won't be working a 9 to 5 job while he's retired. Mostly, though, I want everyone to know I'm much younger so I can keep my status as a younger woman. It's okay, you can laugh.
Let there be light, indeed.