Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Just a typical day


Not every day in retirement is an adventure, but the simple days are OK too. This morning Katie and I woke up to another beautiful October day. Blue sky and the moon just going down.

Hello moon!

We wandered a bit around the yard. She likes to check in with her tomato patch, just in case a spare cherry tomato falls off the vine don’t you know.

Guarding her tomatoes from marauding squirrels.

And of course it did.

Then a wander under the white pines at the back of our yard. Such a pretty place that we hardly ever visit, I don’t know why.

Can we camp under here mama?

But she said that really wasn’t enough of a walk, so she arranged to go to the park with her friend Deuce.

They posed under duress.

The mamas felt like a walk in the woods too, so it all worked out.

The light was beautiful!

We even tried to walk on the beach but the sun was getting too hot, and besides, they have this sign there.

They thought this was a silly rule.

Which we ignored.

That sign didn’t me ME, did it mama?

No, not every day has to be an adventure, but when you’re retired adventure can turn up any day!

Hey mama! This leaf is as big as I am!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “Just a typical day

  1. How do you get Katie to cock her head like that, Dawn? It’s just too precious!!


  2. That possibility is one of the best parts of being retired.


  3. That moon picture is beautiful!
    Oh those signs! Saw them all over the place while I was in Michigan this summer. SO irritating.


    • Yes it is. It’s hard to find a place where the dogs can go near water. We ignored it since it’s no longer beach season…but we stayed way down on one end. Deuce went in the water, but Katie wasn’t going to get her feet wet. No way.


  4. Love them posing under that sign!


  5. Fun post it – it is supposed to read: no animals with glass containers – problem, no problem. It must be the breed but Deuce looks terrible sad


  6. If a human is a mammal, is it also an animal?


  7. Looks like another gorgeous walk. I can’t wait to retire. We did a Walktober post.


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