Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Feast or Famine - This Week In Retirement

One of the main things I like about retirement is that days (and weeks and months) can be entirely different.

I was not exactly a slouch last week as such, but there were minimal social outings, more at home time, some medical tests and much football watching and munching. Heck, I manged to get most of the Christmas decor down (although some needs to be boxed up), and to almost completely clean out and re-organizing that sewing room office (at least for the first round of organizing). 




This week, things are a little different. For one thing it's my "the homeless families are sleeping in the church" week, so I need to be at the church for at least a few hours each evening. For another, the social quotient was also pumped up this week, making for many more out of the house days, some with two or even three things planned. Feast or famine people, feast or famine!

I have to admit, I did stay home yesterday until time to head to the church, which is just seven minutes away. I also managed to head home quickly once I was sure all the volunteers were comfortable, so that I could watch the football game. I did get some good nesting and reading time in yesterday. I also did a full hour of in home exercise with my good friend U-tube.

Starting today however, things perked up just a bit. This morning I went pottery painting with friends, at one of those studios where they have glass fusing and painting and pottery. I was not as inspired as I should have been and settled on an Easter tile I can put on my mantle. I decided to forgo lunch with the others, will wonders ever cease, so that I could come home and stare at my landscape quilt for awhile before throwing it under the sewing machine and going wild.

Tomorrow I have breakfast/coffee with the gals, where i will most likely just be having coffee or hot chocolate, since last week I sprung for a forty dollar ticket to go paint wine glasses and sip in a winery! I'll probably be a good girl and forgo knitting midday so that I can get on the cross trainer for half an hour and then come home and cuddle with the dogs and a book before heading to said winery (someone is covering for me at church). 

Thursday I have our normal happy hour, and Friday I am meeting friends, but both days will be free until late afternoon or early evening so that I have my sewing and craft and reading time, and maybe even time to take a nap (when I probably should be working out).


14 comments:

  1. You do have a busy week planned.

    Oh, to be able to visit a winery.

    God bless.

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    1. We have many of them near us. Not vineyards though. Just wineries.

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  2. Your day planner must really get filled up and messy with all your activities. More power to you. Love the bunny.

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  3. Your Easter tile is going to be cute when it's done!

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    1. It is. Of course I had to make a chocolate bunny being me.

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  4. Have a ton of fun with all your "doings"

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  5. I like how your week is varied with a great range of activities, especially how you help with the sleeping arrangement for the homeless.

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  6. Hah hah. You and I are on different schedules. I was busy last week with friends and relatives and parties and meetings. This week? Nada. I'm sitting at home doing crossword puzzles, watching netflix and planning my next trip. But as you say, the tug and pull of retirement is part of the fun.

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    1. That's my week again next week. The at home time.

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  7. It's ridiculously cold here (-32C) so I'm sticking close to home until it warms up a bit. In the meantime I'll live vicariously through you and other bloggers who are able to get out and about.

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  8. My weeks tend to be like that as well. This has been a strange week as I've had one appointment moved out a day and another rescheduled to February. So, the schedule's been a little more fluid than I like. But I have to say, it doesn't bother me when things are cancelled. Is that bad? I keep struggling to find time to jump back into projects. I think the key is to "jump", instead of waiting for the "perfect" time. Oh well. On to my appointment for the day and then home to make chili for tonight.

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    1. It's not bad. I like to have time for projects like this afternoon I hop to get an hour or so of sewing done. I just need to look ahead and remind myself when those volunteer weeks are so I can keep them clear!

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  9. You are right ... feast or famine. LOTS of events got cancelled here because there was a HINT of snow in the forecast. Luckily most of the WLLO meetings are here at my Clubhouse. There is a Happy Hour tonight close by, right after getting my teeth cleaned. It feels like 27 out so I'm not sure if I'll go ... or come back to my cozy nest!

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