The veggie garden is powering on. Some lovely carrots which has been a nice change from the weird ones we produced several seasons ago (planet-carrot). Just proves a bit of effort and TLC does work!native wisteria which can be seen in another post (here) with photos taken later in September. It is a nice vine to have, because although it has rambling growth, it does not lose leaves and creates a nice shady vine in summer.
Transitioning to retirement is such a great phrase isn't it? I sure my husband rolls that idea around in his head at least a few times a day, lately anyway. He has taken some long service leave, so we don't have a fixed return date, nor any return travel plans, but will be away at least 3 weeks. I have to add that I am so much younger than him!
A running joke in our household is that I used to tell our son when he was young my age minus about 10 years.... which was fine until he could do the maths. Then in one conversation he overhead me saying that I was 5 years younger than my husband. He piped up with 'well if you are 5 years younger, why is he 10 years older than you?? Oh well it worked for a while.....
Personally I am transitioning to being an empty nester. Our son will be house and pet minding while we are away. Although we will be in touch via phone/text (probably more then he would like) I'm finding it easier to think about him leaving home sometime in the near future - if we leave home first. Reverse psychology at play?
cheers for now