Go ahead , fellow retirees, say it.
“This guy is pathetic!”
But millions of wise people whose lives revolve around the total care and comfort of their dogs can’t all be wrong.
Sometimes, you read. Sometimes, you watch a thoughtful TV show [that DVR lets you race past the annoying ads]. Sometimes it’s music and closed eyes.
And sometimes, a loved one tracks you down.
It all works.
Here is a little more insight on quiet time for retirees.
I’m working on a short book about lessons and realizations during my first year of retirement.
If you’re interested in this and/or
and a fun [in development] community site for retirees, just add the information below.
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Fellow retirees, yes, some list items can’t be put off. [That brake job, for instance.]
But if you’re in a tug-of-war between cleaning up after breakfast and phoning your friend, well, let’s just say your buddy’s schedule is more of a moving target than those coffee mugs in the sink.
And consider the payoff. A few laughs, a listening ear [in both directions], and quite possibly a meetup in the near future.
Take a look at this list. I say, five of the seven items support my ‘call your friend’ suggestion.
Oh, sure, this dough looks a little overstuffed, but hey! time’s a wastin’!
I figure, in retirement, why not risk overstuffing a day, an hour, a month with new and/or favorite adventures?
Link of the day: 21 Fulfilling Ways to Pass Time in Retirement
Flaw: Baking isn’t specifically mentioned.
Current favorites from the above list:
- Take a class [For me, one on Publishing on Amazon at the local community college.]
- Write a book/blog. [see above]
- Adopt a pet [By far, my favorite. I’m hoping Buddy feels the same way.]
What’s been working for you? What are your favorite pastimes in retirement?
When something loves you this much, you just love it back.
Trust me on this: This was completely of the dog’s doing.
I’m sitting here on Christmas Day and, as a retiree–every day I’m not working at my school, I enter my ‘retiree’ state of mind–I’ve decided to continue my ‘try something new’ exploits.
And so, my latest foray is ‘a photo a day’. A photo shares lots of information, is open to translation, and serves as a simple springboard for retirees’ topics.
This is my latest obstacle to productivity…Buddy. who joined us in October and, as you might surmise, is rather adamant about priorities…his priorities.