I am also finding time to do things that I struggled to do in years past. This fall I am way ahead of the game trimming back the gardens for wintering over - not done, but ahead of schedule. Last weekend was the Faire at my church - a huge and fun event for which I serve as Treasurer. This year I am on top of reimbursements in an oh-so-timely manner (pleasing to those to whom funds are due), and on my reporting.
In this time I have become somewhat addicted to both my computer (email and Face book which keep me connected when I am home alone), and to my Kindle where I have perhaps become too addicted to a couple of games (that I trust are good for keeping my mind a little bit sharp).
I recall some years ago when my neighbor was forced into retirement at age 62. He did subsequently work for a number of years thereafter as a consultant, but I remember him saying to me "Just wait until you retire - it is not a good thing." It wasn't a good thing for him because a) he was forced out and b) was not ready to retire. In my case it appears I was ready to retire - I have had no regrets. I suspect the winter months may bring with them a different spirit when the days are dark and cold; maybe by then I will be ready to make some additional commitments of my time. And when I do, it will be the right time for that too!
[I posted two new items on photo fusion...am enamored with fall frenzy..