So with autumn on my mind I made a very fall-like dinner last night. It was pure comfort food perfect for a cool evening: pork chops with dressing and green bean casserole.
However, this is only the beginning of August and we have the whole month of the "dog days of August" to endure. For some reason August is not a favorite month of mine. Even when living in California August would arrive, I would get a good case of the late summer "blahs." Here in NW Wisconsin I am the same...the "blahs" are already here.
I wonder if the stages of adapting to retirement can be labeled? It seems that now I am at stage #3. The first two stages were: #1) Excitement #2) the depressive stage. Now I've emerged from those two stages and find that I am at what I would call the "lethargic stage." I find right now that I do not have much interest in anything except for reading, watching TV, napping and cooking.
It seems to me this stage too will pass. Until then, though, a good afternoon nap sounds just fine to me!