MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: TRULY BLESSED

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

TRULY BLESSED

Ms. Mushy and I retired about 2 months apart last year (has it been over a year – wow) and have longed for the companionship of her sisters and brother-in-laws. Finally 2 of the sisters and their husbands retired, and another set is not too far behind. We are really enjoying running around with them during the day and thinking of all those hard working people we used to know.

Today we met, had breakfast in Wartburg, Tennessee, drove by Potter’s Falls, and then decided to head to Knoxville and Gander Mountain! It is wonderful to know you have no set times to be places and no set time to be back home. You just think of something you would like to do and you go. It is the most free I have ever felt in my life.

When you work, you are tied to work regardless if you are at work or not…you still have to go to bed at a certain time or be back home on Sunday nights in time to go to sleep so you can work Monday. In a way, part of your time is still their time! Now the time is all ours!

After touching everything in Gander Mountain (we are gathering cold winter gear for Jackson Hole) we decided that hot wings and beer would be a good lunch! We ended up at our favorite watering hole (Bailey’s) where we relaxed the afternoon away.

We are truly blessed and we thank Him every day.

19 comments:

Mushy said...

The white specks in the photos are snow flakes...and with the humidity high, it felt pretty cold here today.

Fathairybastard said...

Man, the word "envy" doesn't even really come near to describing the feeling. You goin' to Jackson Hole in the winter or spring? Get your wife some Uggs. Shell really reward you. Get yourself some, and yer other companions will be pissed they don't have em. Go here...
http://www.bluesheep.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=108&zenid=e4200f1c3c4677ef251f8123f20beef5

and check them out. I got my first pair in the early 90s in Australia. Took one old pair on the canyon trip, to wear around camp. Turned out half the river guides had them too. Have about three pair now. Seriously, do yourself a favor.

Mushy said...

We're going next week!

Those look toasty, but I'd never get a pair here in time now. We are pretty prepared though...I'm taking deer hunting gear (blase orange and all)!

Mel said...

You are very fortunate, and I am too cuz I get to see your pictures of all the lovely places you get to visit :)

Mushy said...

Thanks Mel!

Goddess said...

Ooo,it's nice to have cohorts in crime;)

Fathairybastard said...

You'll see a lot of that blaze. That's what a lot of peoples cold weather gear is for. Works just as good on skis.

arod said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...

You've got a great blog here. Nice pictures!

Jackson Hole is beautiful! I lived in Cheyenne, WY for several years (1992-2003). It's a wonderful state! Cold & windy and I probably would never move back... none the less still God's country!

DirtCrashr said...

Heh, we're not much for the cold and snowy - give me the tropics, some flippers and a snorkel! :-)

Bruno said...

As for the subject of retirement, you hit it right on the head! I get just as big of a kick outta workin' in my shop, or the property, and not havin' to answer to ANYONE, at ANY POINT, as to when I stop, start, or declare a holiday! That is, with the wifes' OK---! (BTW, ya' need any more RAIN "down-and-over" there? I can send ya' some!)

Jose said...

The wonderful thing about blogging is that you get to enjoy the stories of other people, which in turn makes for good dreams and happy wishes.

Keep enjoying life the way you are, you paid your dues now collect the rewards.

Marie said...

Woohoo! I'll retire someday.

What's great is that you appreciate it.

Ron Southern said...

I almost can't read all this stuff down here by Posted by, Comments, and Labels! Very fine print. I'll draw up your next contract with the devil in that font.

Mushy said...

I wanted the font smaller, but that's it...wanted to test your new eyes with it!

Need no more rain or cold down here - we have quite enough thanks.

Looking forward to the "Hole", got packed today all except my make-up!

M.D. Creekmore said...

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Ranger Tom said...

I know I left a comment here yesterday...

Michele said...

I've been having trouble leaving comments here on this blog, too!! They just don't show up,,,maybe Mushy is a 'ghost' writer??

Mushy said...

It's Blogger! Ain't doin' nuttin'.

I've noticed all blogs comments are slow for some reason...sometimes I have to click 2 or 3 times to get it to open.

Becky said...

Those falls are gorgeous!