Sunday, February 09, 2014
Sorry that I am so busy lately that I have not had the time to enjoy my spark friends and spark activities. We are finding that retirement comes with it's own set of challenges to our health. It is so easy to eat out when you don't have the time constraints and so hard to turn down the opportunities to meet others for a lunch visit.
My husband retired in mid February and we have been busy with last minute paper work and such. (5 visits to the Social Security Office alone!). We have had to change our health plan as my husband is no longer covered by his employment. I went on Medicare and he will be on Cobra until his next birthday. This means a change of dentist for me and a change of co-payments as well. So, we had our final dental visits under our old plan.
We are still trying to find a new schedule that works for us. However, there is still so much going on that it is difficult to establish a new normal routine. We have been enjoying a morning walk every day that we can, but just as we were getting in the habit, It started to rain in our area (which is a good thing.) Then husband had jury duty and now I am working away from home.
We still have trouble remembering what day of the week it is. We are hoping that we will be able to settle into what passes as a "normal" routine after I return from my inn keeping job. We quickly realized that we can't eat out as often as we might like because our weight gain was rapid when we did that. For now, we have decided that our morning walks are a necessity and something we can enjoy together. We also have found that a local theater has a low cost movie matinee one day a week which we would like to take advantage of.
Retirement is a big adjustment, but so far, we are enjoying the change.