I was talking with someone the other day about retirement.  She made a comment about not knowing what she would do with herself after she retired and, for a moment, I felt like one of those cartoon characters doing a double-take.  Wha-a-a-t?

There are so many things on my "someday" list, things I try to fit in when I have time now, that I will enjoy having time for in the years to come.

There are quilts to be made.

There are books to read.

There are books to write!

There are grandchildren to enjoy.

There are flowers to plant.

There are flowers to smell.

There are plots of vegetables and herbs to tend.

There are photos I need to put in albums.

There are grandchildren to enjoy.

There is knitting to do.

There are recipes to try.

There are trips to take.

There are long walks and long talks with my husband to enjoy.

There are grandchildren to enjoy.

There are lazy summer afternoons spent doing nothing more than dozing in a lawn swing.

There are cozy winter evenings spent snuggled under a quilt with a dog on my lap and a book in my hand.

Did I mention that there are grandchildren to enjoy?

What is on your "someday" list that you are looking forward to?


Laurinda said...

Awww, that's really good mom...and really so true! Uh, but I think you forgot to mention the grandchildren?! Hee Hee!!

ReaderWoman said...

I really like this - so many things to do, so many people to be! :)

Deb said...

I like the grandchildren much to much fun...

Terri Tiffany said...

I wish I had the enjoy the grandchildren part!!
After three years of unemployment, we don't want any more down time:) Unless someone wants to leave us a lot of moneyt to travel!

Pat's Place said...

That's a nice list. I need to make one!

Dawn said...

Just to be in charge of my moments sounds like a dream, I love those days with no schedule, no appointments & time for afternoon naps!

limo said...

I like your all ideas.

Karen said...

On my list is to finish a couple of quilts that I started a long time ago. And finish one that my mom started. Or my poor daughter will one day have three quilts in various stages of completion!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Love it! Yeah, I just don't get people like that. I've had a couple of people ask me if I was going crazy from the boredom yet, after leaving the big city. Obviously, they don't read my blog! Now, if only I had some grandchildren to enjoy...