I love that song! (Of course, I loved the poem by Robert Browning, first.)
John Lennon wrote a song version, and then Mary Chapin Carpenter followed with a beautifully lilting “cover” of John’s recording.
“Ok Crystal, fair enough.
But, what are ya getting at”?
Bless you, Kids. I know I don’t make it easy. 😉
There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes, here.
We’ve been caught up in meetings, buried in literature, and immersed in the filing of countless forms.
In just a few weeks, Sir Beads is going to retire.
He would tell you that although he has been blessed to work for a wonderful company . . . after 4+ decades – he’s more than ready to leave the everyday stress behind.
We are happy!!!
We are nervous.
We are excited!!!!
And with the current economy – maybe a little scared!
The whole procedure has very much reminded me of the arduous process of college applications – which we went through several years ago with our girls.
Suddenly we have so many new decisions, lots of choices to make, so much red tape! Who knew?
We ARE making progress, though. Yes, indeed!
For example, I can now go on for hours about the pros and cons of annuities, the details concerning rollovers, and the differences between Medicare A, B, C, D, Medigap, and Supplement plans . . . whereas a few weeks ago it was pretty much a foreign language. (Fear not, Kids! I have no intention of getting into any of that here.) 😉
The one thing I have no worries about is having more time with Sir Beads. I am actually thrilled about that. Oh, I know there’s been a study that wives in Japan literally become ill when their husbands retire. And I’ve heard stories of women who struggle to maintain their usual schedules with the sudden appearance of husbands who continually want attention, and conversation, and (gasp!) 3-meals-a-day!
Sir Beads and I were married for a few years before our kids arrived so we know the drill. During those pre-kids years, we had a chance to become good “friends”. From the beginning, we learned to compromise and accommodate, how to have fun together and still give each other a little space. We’re feeling confident those lessons will serve us well now.
There won’t be a dull moment. Of that we’re pretty certain!
Grow old along with me;
The best is yet to be . . . 😀