3 weeks ago I got a call from 2 friends asking me to do a “huge huge huge favor”. I who LOVE retirement and am over 4 years into it was being asked to go back to work. Cover for a friend going out on sudden leave. Social work with older adults. Quilting and spinning on hold. Fewer hours in the studio and in the sun. And I said “yes”. Oh my. Did I think it would be easy? Not. But it is a reminder of why I love retirement and will be happy to get back to it at the end of April. More sun. More studio time. Memories of a job well done.