Is this what retiree life is like? If so, I love it!
I quit my job and my last day was before thanksgiving – except I arranged to remain an active employee and took a vacation day the following monday, which enabled me to 1) Get paid for thursday and Friday 2) get health insurance for all of December. Ideally I would have worked through the end of the year and got paid for shutdown and got my year-end bonus, but it just wasn’t worth it.
We moved. Rather, movers moved and packed all of our stuff. Unpacking was/is a lot of work! Our couch didn’t make it up the stairs, nor did our box spring. My mattress is on the floor, and I actually kind of like it. We’ll see how long that lasts. I haven’t come up with any good solutions that don’t involve changing our bed size. I don’t want a king size bed, nor do I want anything smaller than a queen.
We went on vacation to Paris and London. Both were amazing, for different reasons. I am in love with Paris and want to go back again and again. I want to own a flat there, even though that makes no sense at all. I visited and stayed with a friend in London, which was so nice. They are both expensive, and it is often just better NOT to convert between USD and pounds and Euros.
We’re going to visit family for the holidays. Presents are bought, but not wrapped. Everything is moving so quickly!
We’ve been so busy with fun stuff, I haven’t even really noticed that I don’t have a job right now. I had all of these ideas for projects and things I’d get done while on break, but I haven’t made a lot of progress on any of them. I’m obsessed with setting up and organizing our new place, and it is hard to focus on other things when there is organizing to be done!
I may or may not do a year-end finance wrap-up. It was a crazy year, and our spending was… odd. I’m excited that we have something somewhat stable, and I can set up a system that will work. Set it and forget it.
Merry Christmas blog friends!