Monday, May 5, 2014


It is certainly not just the sand that is shifting on a daily basis here on Cape Cod!!  With an effective retirement date of August 1, and a move to my new home (with son Jason and family) date sometime in mid-August, there is a lot of movement happening.  The one thing I've forgotten to acquire through the years leading up to this, is a tool to shut my mind off for awhile.  It is shifting, darting, spinning and as happy as I am about all the changes coming,  it feels a bit overwhelming at moments, and at other times, I feel like it is just right, and I am on to a very exciting new life. I keep reveling in the fact that not many get this chance to have so many new and wonderful experiences ahead. Meditation is the best tool I've found yet to still my mind but not always working right now.

Being an inherent organizer has all sorts of ideas popping out, being partially disabled right now, does not allow the energy or the strength to put much in to action, so I am doing little things each day, having some help from LM, and safe in the knowledge that there will be plenty of help when I need it.

If things seem quiet in the land of Ms Graysea, it is just temporary. I still have a lot of things to share about our trip to the Bahamas, and also I am keeping a little list of the many wonderful things happening since I made this choice to "rehab" myself and get strong again. Today I began the planning for a total knee replacement!  I've been through one before and know it is a lot of work, but it is so worth it all.

I consider this beauty an omen that I am doing the right thing. The rainbows were complete and even pointing in the direction of my new home!! 
Taken last evening at Hardings Beach in W. Chatham

Wishing you all beauty, peace, resolve and love.....

PS. Any moving, retirement, knee replacement and other tips are VERY welcome. I need all the help I can get!! 


Judy said...

Are you going to Jason's just to rehab after surgery or...are you selling your house? I hope you aren't selling because, after you get back to walking and out of pain, you will once again feel good enough to live alone. Just wondering--as I know, before my last hip replacement, I had thought of moving to an apartment. I am so glad I didn't because. now, I am better than I was 3 years ago and I can keep living alone and be just fine. When is the new knew scheduled?

Sharon said...

All your positive feelings are a sign that you are doing the right thing. You know yourself well and have not made any decision lightly. My only advice is to listen to your heart ~

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I have moved a lot and if this is retirement by the woods - then I sure have not stopped.
Not until 75 did severe arthu
arrive and prenisone - but no replacements - so I am lucky.
Take care and looks like you have a lot organized and some loved ones to help...