Well folks I feel a bit bad that I haven’t been writing much here this month but in all honestly I’ve been rather busy in my yard for a good lot of this month.
Classic retirement advice is to leave work in the spring or summer and I now understand that advice…it is really easy to stay busy in your yard and not feel remotely bored. We planted the garden and the flowers, then did some lawn maintenance (racking and fertilizing), getting the lawn mower ready for the season and I fixed some settling in my backyard patio and I’m trying to stay on top of the weeds that seem to be growing faster than I can pull them. And I still have a few other projects to do in the yard which I haven’t even bought materials for yet. Rather than cramming this into my weekends I’ve been able to just keep working a bit on these items each day which is a lot more of a relaxed pace.
I also have spent so much time outside this month I actually have a tan that is better than I usually have at the end of summer. My brother even got me back in the habit of running again so I’ve also been doing that three times a week which again gets me outside even more. It’s really nice to be able to wear shorts almost ever day and enjoy a drink on the patio in the afternoon with my wife.
So overall I am loving the entire concept of the early retirement spring perhaps the only downside of it has been the fact that a lot of writing projects have suffered because of it. After all who wants to spend time in doors on a computer when I can be outside either working in the yard, reading a book, having a coffee or going for a walk while doing an errand?
So how about you? Do you spend way more time outside in spring? If so, what do you enjoy doing?