I Envy My Wife
(Mount Juliet TN)
My wife and I retired about a year and a half ago and are enjoying our retirement very much. So, why do I envy my wife?
She is a quilter and I don't mean an occasional quilter. At any time she has at least 2 quilts in progress and is brainstorming about what her next project will be.
When we are on vacation she watches for quilt stores. Once when in Hawaii she found a quilt store and bought some really beautiful material. It had koi motif and she made a beautiful quilt with it. By the way, we have a pond with koi and why the koi material was particularly meaningful.
What I am getting at is she has such a passion for her hobby that I envy her. Now don't go thinking that I am some kind of couch potato because I am not. I have quite a few things I enjoy and do to pass the time e.g. music (I play bass and guitar), fishing weekly with a good friend and my grandson, taking care of the yard and my koi pond etc.
Since retirement I've taken off 20 pounds by eating better and exercising daily. I know I have so much to be thankful for but wish I could find something that I really love.
I remember when I was a young man I could hardly sleep the night before opening day of trout season or first day of deer season. I would love to find something that would help me recreate that excitement.
Maybe it's a symptom of the aging process or maybe there is something that will rekindle that excitement and I just haven't found it yet. Once again I know I am very blessed but just thought I'd share this with everybody.