It’s what keeps me warm in the cool of fall and the frigid of winter.
This past week has been cooler than normal. In fact, Green Bay reported a new record high of 52F (11C) on September 9th, which is cold for this time of year. The rain did not help. On the other hand, I heard Colorado and Wyoming received snow a day or two before, so it could have been worse.
It’s supposed to stop raining and be warmer by Sunday, which means I may not need my Smithsonian zip-up fleece that I purchased last November. It’s been well-used since then, warm and snugly, and it has a collar. I have other zip-up fleece, but this one is my favorite.
Warmer weather also means that I can put away the woolly socks that I’ve been putting on my feet in the morning. I don’t like cold feet.
Sadly, though, within the next few weeks, I’ll be changing out summer clothes for fall and winter clothes – clothes that have collars and warmth. Soft, fuzzy collars. Collars that get me through until late spring.
On another note, I think I have collared this retirement thing. At least it feels that way, after only a week. Work seems father away than I thought it would and I absolutely do not feel guilty for leaving, or have a yearning to return. A former co-worker texted me yesterday that there was a flock of geese in the field outside my old office window all day. She teased that they were looking for me, but I suspect they were finding good feed and a fairly quiet place to hang out.
I “sleep in” now, sometimes until almost 8:00 a.m. and it feels good. Very good. Like I have actually rested. Less need for morning caffeine.
I don’t have a routine yet (do I need one?), but there hasn’t been much space for boredom. I am finding time to bike, walk, organize the garage, make food, read, order things from Amazon and watch TV. Not overly exciting, but not yawn-inducing either. I’m learning to relax and not think I have to do something productive every minute of every day.
I’m also working on blogging regularly again and trying to catch up with old and new friends. Have I been to your place lately? If not, feel free to invite me over. I have time now and a collar to keep me warm while commenting on your post.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.
Just go with the flow.
Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.”