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Retirement Bliss

Today was one of those days I used to dream about when I was working 8 to 5.  I'd be thinking ... "I wish I were at home, puttering around the house, baking cookies and listening to Christmas music".  Well... I got to do all of the above today, 
and it was 
Deliciously Fun!     

Played with flowers from Costco 

wish I could inject the smell 

I Love being retired
I tried a couple of new cookie recipes ... 
This was the Best One!
Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

                                                                  Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

Also made a pecan pie (by special request)
Oh...and some cornbread...for the stuffing I'll be making Thursday.
The piddling part of my day ..
Well, I painted trim moulding in our guest bathroom...One of those jobs I'd been putting off.  Does anyone else wait until company is coming to do little chores like that?  When I think about it...I should plan to have guests at least once a month...  
Maybe my to-do list would become a ta-done list!
 Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. I agree about retirement - it is wonderful! But I have to admit my time management was better when I was working. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I love all your fall accents. xo

  2. Enjoy Retirement!
    I remember thinking...I can't wait until the kids are grown and I can re decorate the spare rooms the way I want for guest, crafts, den...etc.
    Now they are grown and I have grands most days... and I STILL don't get much accomplished. I never worked outside our home; but my husband is retired.
    We're still muddling through trying to find out what were supposed to be doing now!

    loved your photos... sweet post!

  3. It doesn't get much better than a day like this - doing what you enjoy at your leisure.
    Your pinterest friend, Kylie x

  4. Those are the kind of days I LOVE! Just this week I made the decision to go from a 5 day work schedule to 3 days per week. I'm a little nervous, but I know in my heart that it's the right choice for me. It won't start until after the holidays, but that's soon enough for me. Happy Thanksgiving....and retirement! vickie

  5. That's great you are able to enjoy your retirement. I am planning the same things! Just little things to pittle with. I teach, so I have some opportunities now like that, and I cherish each time. Like today!

  6. Sounds like a busy but still fun filled day, apart from the paint job.
    I always think the same, nothing would get done around here if it wasn't for the visitors!

  7. Sounds like such a fun day. I love it when I have time to just putz and do what I want to. Beautiful vignette with the tin vases and the flowers. Thanks for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, marty

  8. I am always so happy to hear about those who are enjoying their retirement! I only hope I am so fortunate someday. I would love to spend the day piddling on things I want to do and take time to do it. Those cookies look wonderful.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Mmm! Pecan pie is my most favorite dessert on Thanksgiving! And butterscotch gingerbread cookies sounds delightful!

    Wish you a happy Thanksgiving!


  10. I retired in June from my teaching position after 23 years and thought I would be missing it, but nope retirement is wonderful. I agree with you 100%! I am now one of your followers.

  11. I am so happy you are enjoying your retirement. Great photos--have a happy Thanksgiving!

  12. what a great set-up & the flowers are so nice! I should make something similar tomorrow, we have some guests, so it would be nice and would cheer up the table :)

  13. I love your flower vignettes with all of the galvanized buckets and fresh eucalyptis (I think) and fruit. It looks so pretty. Looks like you're enjoying retirement and that's how it should be. Those cookies look mighty good too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting me too.

  14. Sounds like a fun time!

    I love your blog and am a regular visitor so I've passed the versatile blogger award to you.
    Check it out at


  15. Your displays look fabulous. It really is a treat to be able to just potter and play!!! Have a great day!

  16. Love retirement too! Your photo's are lovely and I'm a new follower.

    Have a nice weekend!

  17. Beautiful pictures !!! The display looks magical with those cans.. !!

  18. Hi Geneva! Thanks for the visit and for the follow :) Sure made my day! I hope you are having a blessed Sunday :)

    from writer without words :)

  19. I can remember the days I felt this way too. Except when I was off I didn't do it? I retired in March, and am loving it. There is nothing like freedom. Love the cans, need to get a few of those. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

  20. I am very late to visit and to say thank you for linking up to my Pinning and Singing party-I am so sorry! I have been a bit pre-occupied with my 12 Days of Christmas series on my Christmas blog!

    Thanks again for linking up and sharing this recipe and my very favourite Christmas song!!

    Best Christmas wishes and happy pinning (and singing!)

    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  21. Hi Geneva, I finally got to read this post. Better late than never?! I see that Natasha is having the same issue with getting around to her party links... now I don't feel quite so bad ;)

    I see that you are truly enjoying taking time to smell the 'roses'!

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean


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