I got Kelsey busy putting together some utensil packets which included a napkin, neatly in a small paper sack. The ...ahem... Paper plates and bowls stacked nice and neat on the buffet. Rick fussing over the brisket he prepared on his smoker. And finishing up his aniri wraps.
Weather Canopies are up and every chair in the house is in the front room, more or less.
I am expecting at least 50 at 5ish.
Everyone came, Rick enjoyed himself immensely. I kept having to encourage him to just relax. See, Rick loves to be behind the scenes, instead of the center of attention.
It's was good for him.
It's official, June 21st will be his last day on the floor. July 1st will be his last day on the books.
We are enjoying the planning of activities. The travels we want to take. Getting prepared. I feel a bit awkward heading out on his shirt tails ... As I had not prepared for retirement at all. Figuring that I would just make ends meet with social security, and live very modestly in an apartment in Portland. Not going anywhere but perhaps to the local park. I share this with Rick, and he just smiles, and nods. He understands, as he asks for my thoughts in helping him establish his will.
Rick loves me, I can tell, I know that we work well together. And I smile and kiss him, tell him that I love him also.
We are blessed.