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#SoCS 11-5-22 He’s Finally Retired!!

Well ladies and gents, the time has finally come. My man is retired and we are several steps closer to starting our new adventure! But first, we have to address Linda G Hill’s prompt for today:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “your favorite word.” Decide on your favorite word and use it in your post any way you’d like. Enjoy

Well, I don’t know about “favorite”, but I think a new word my husband thought of is funny…”spirtle!” Have you heard of that commercial where the lady is using this funny instrument to stir things in a pan or pot? It’s called a spirtle. Every time he hears her say it, he says, It’s a spirtle, Myrtle!” Which cracks me up, of course.

This is from last night’s retirement “happy hour” Dave’s boss and I coordinated, yet I was so busy between socializing and figuring out what I could eat, I forgot to take pics again! The weather had turned while we were inside, so I was shivering while trying to take the picture, so unfortunately, it came out blurry. I apologize. The whole point was to get the signs in. Let me tell you the story.

Dave received a super cute card and a couple of nice gifts. The card featured Dave’s face on a cartoon body and inside was several conversation bubbles with all his favorite sayings on them. Things like “it’s a no-brainer”, “it’s all gonna be alright”, and “if I have to do it, what do I need you for?” Then they handed me a bag, and all the sayings were on sticks, supposedly so I can flash the appropriate one at him whenever necessary. 🤣😂.

I had some chicken in a corn tortilla with a little guacamole 🥑, Having food in my stomach allowed me to have the much anticipated glass of wine. 🍷 I also had some chips and guacamole, once I sent back for a bowl without the jalapeños! Normally, I would have been all over that, but no more…at least not yet. Besides the small group of employees and wives, there was my brother, and Dave’s brother there to celebrate.

Today, we had our tasks list and got up early to get started. First, we went to the motor home and hooked up the Jeep to make sure everything worked properly. We were pleasantly surprised! I will have to get used to the fact that everything we do like that takes a little while. Then, we went Academy to try to find some new hiking boots. No joy there, but Kevin got some warm socks and Dave got some new sleep pants. After that, we came back to the house and decided to go to storage to drop a couple of things off and go grab a dresser for Kevin’s bedroom, and some things we needed to put on the motor home.

Later on, we had to make a run to Home Depot to get the screw to fix what was wrong with the slide that the shop didn’t fix. 😡 Then it was off to the Natural Grocers to stock up on my new favorite treat, a candy bar named Chocolove that is sweetened with inulin from beets, and chicory root. I got four different flavors! People, I can’t tell you how delicious they are, and my nutritionist/dietitian was over the moon about it, saying that was a perfect treat for me!!

Now for the exciting news! We know our itinerary, have our destinations booked and reserved, and we are leaving on the 14th!!! We will be going to Tree Cabins RV Resort in Junction, Tx first for a week, then head to Tucson, Arizona to a park called Picacho Peak Park until March 23, 2023. I’m so ecstatic right now! At first I was a little miffed at Dave because he wasn’t sharing in my excitement, but now, seeing him rushing to get everything in order so we will be ready, makes my heart happy. ☺️

The last thing on the list for today was to sell my car to GIVEMETHEVIN.COM. They pay off the note and give you the balance. My payoff was $27,000, so I got almost $6,000 back. That will pad my account nicely for those little emergencies down the road. One of Dave’s last most dreaded tasks is thinning out his clothes. I wish he’d just let me do it, because I know exactly what will happen. He will take too few and need to go buy clothes. 🙄

Whew, did I cover everything? Sorry, I didn’t really address the favorite word thing much, but I had so much news to share, and now I’m ravenous! How’s that for a good word? 😉


15 thoughts on “#SoCS 11-5-22 He’s Finally Retired!!

  1. rajkkhoja says:

    Congratulations the start new journey. Iam so happy. You found the new word ” Spirtle”! You celebration yours husband retirement day! You are so busy that day . You are very nice all arrangements

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