Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring has sprung ..........................


First of all, I want to thank everyone for the best wishes on my hubbie's retirement. We've been busy trying to get things set up before the middle of May. Hubby will receive his pension in a lump sum, so we need to find some place to invest it. We've been to see several investment companies and still have one more to meet with. I hate making important decisions, especially when they involve the little bit of money we're going to have to live on for the rest of our lives. I have a basic knowledge of investments from working in banking for so many years, but I don't trust my knowledge. We're still looking for health insurance. I won't get into that subject, since it would be a major rant.


We are having simply gorgeous weather. My bleeding heart are blooming, the radishes and lettuce are coming up, and everything is green. I had a dental appointment and an appointment to get my hair cut today, so I didn't have a chance to get outside. But, tomorrow I plan on spending the day in the yard. We have already cut the grass twice and it needs cutting again, I've also got some onion sets to put in the garden and two new perennials to plant. It's time to move my Norfolk Island Pine tree back outside to the deck - if I can get it through the door. Lots of springtime work to do, but I love doing it.


If you're having beautiful weather like we are, I hope you have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy it.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Exciting changes coming your way and the nice weather of springtime will put a bounce in your steps. Enjoy.

KathyA said...

If you have an Edward Jones office nearby, we've found their services to be exemplary -- and they don't sell their own stuff -- just research the best that's out there. He/she may be able to help with health insurance as well. Don't blame you worrying about the $ -- the lump sum would make me nervous, too. Good luck!

The dicentra are so lush!!! Today was gorgeous here, too. I'm sitting here with the window open listening to the owls call back and forth. Simply amazing. I am loving this weather: the sights, sounds, and smells after such a hard winter.

Femin Susan said...

That picture looks awesome. At spring you can always feel the changes around you.
Cheers!

Gilly said...

Ha! Winter has returned to the UK - deep snow in Scotland, and we've had sleet and heavy rain.

However, my dicentras are struggling up, not as far as yours, but coming! And everything else has shoots on, the daffodils are out and surely the weather will improve soon? Please?

Lovely photos, too!

rachel said...

What an exciting time of life you are entering! I love being retired, as you do; I hope your husband enjoys the new-found freedom as much as we do!

Arkansas Patti said...

While the money coming in is less when you retire, the money going out lessens also. I have never missed my lovely salary and actually have more disposable income now than I did while part of the work force. I make fewer of those impulse buys that ended up in a garage sale.
Shop carefully for a good place to put his retirement. You have the time to look. Enjoy.

Beth said...

That's a beautiful photograph. Looks like Spring is a bit further along in your neck of the woods than it is here. But we are having lovely weather in the NC mountains and I'm so very pleased to see little green shoots at last reaching for the sun.

Best of luck in your search for a good place to invest.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

We are also having a bit of warm weather- in the high 70's and 80's till Sunday. I have all the windows and doors open today. It's so nice to air the house out!

Diane said...

I LOVE those "bleeding hearts". I use to have them bear our mailbox by the road at our other house.

It is gorgeous here too, mid 70's and sunny; even warmer for Easter. Have a wonderful holiday.