The Perks of Being Retired

United States
May 15, 2018 12:55pm CST
After a whirlwind of activity over the weekend and yesterday it was so nice being able to sleep in this morning. Gone are the days when I have to set the alarm and worry about being tired and going to work. I woke up this morning to the phone ringing and it was my friend so I was able to enjoy my conversation in bed. Something I almost never do. In fact, she was quite surprised that I wasn't up, showered, dressed and having my coffee. After my lazy morning I did manage to get up, showered and dressed and of course two cups of coffee pretty much one right after the other. My daughter is working today so it's quiet. The sun is shining and I can see my neighbor working on his patio. It's a beautiful day but I have no ambition to be outside doing anything. I have declared today "lazy bones day". How about you? are you busy today?
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
16 May
We were outside most of the day yesterday. Today I had to clean the laundry room, tomorrow there is the furnace inspection. I have also started to mow the lawn, only half garden, the grass is so high and I am tired now.
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• United States
16 May
Seems that the grass grew so fast just recently. We had ours mowed last week and it was quite high
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• United States
16 May
After all that you should be tired.
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• United States
16 May
@Marilynda1225 Yes it grows very quickly, especially after a rain.
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@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
16 May
I have plenty of lazy bones days. I love not having to schedule anything I want to do, I simply do whatever whenever the mood strikes me.
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• United States
16 May
That's the best way to enjoy life
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• United States
16 May
Sounds nice. It's hard doing anything if you're not in the mood.
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@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
16 May
I agree with you @Marilynda1225
@JohnRoberts (56667)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
I am as busy as you are today.
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• United States
16 May
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• United States
16 May
I am semi retired, and I have the option to spend the night with my client, and have the whole day to myself. I enjoy being lazy bones.
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• United States
16 May
Lazy bones unite!!!!
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• United States
16 May
@Marilynda1225 Yeah, there are a lot of people feeling the same way. lol
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
16 May
I got up and went to work. It would be nice to be able to retire.
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• United States
16 May
It's nice being retired but some days I miss working and being out of the house.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
17 May
@Marilynda1225 Yes I can understand that.
@Freelanzer (8911)
• Canada
16 May
I will be busy later on but I hear you it is nice not to be tied to an alarm clock
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• United States
16 May
When I worked the alarm clock was the enemy
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@Juliaacv (30223)
• Canada
16 May
I slept in until just after 8am, which is a very rare thing for me to do. My husband had his meet and greet doctor's appointment this morning, and since I've seen that doctor in the past, I volunteered to go along with him since he wasn't familiar with how to get there. Then we had lunch together and we each went into work. But.........to be honest.........your day sounds even better then mine!!!
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• United States
16 May
One day you'll enjoy the benefits of being retired. However, enjoy being young!!!
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@august18 (2892)
• Tunisia
15 May
i'm busy everyday.
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• United States
16 May
It's good being busy
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@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I've been busy in the garden, but find that I haven't got the stamina I used to have. I used to spend all day gardening, now 2/3 hours at a time is enough. I'll get it done though.
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• United States
16 May
I don't have the stamina I used to either. I miss the days when I could do lots of things and still have energy
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@dodo19 (32869)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May
It depends on the day for me. Some days are busy. Other days, not as much.
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• United States
16 May
That sounds pretty normal
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@amadeo (65592)
• United States
15 May
No matter how ill that I am.Always busy.Not going to stop till I drop.lol
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• United States
16 May
You have a long way to go Fredo
@snowy22315 (47020)
• United States
15 May
Yes, I was kind of busy today..I woke up at son's and had to get packed up to come back down here. I had to get gas..and he put oil in the car..then I had my apartment shop to finish writing up which took most of the afternoon. I also hadn't done much online work while I was gone so I had to get caught up.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
15 May
Even though I am retired, I am busy every day. Still set an alarm too. I have been retired for 6 years, but it has not felt like retirement yet.
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@Courage7 (5847)
• United States
15 May
I am so glad to know you have this luxury dear friend. Happy lazy days to you. I am retreated into somewhere I can be myself.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 May
Did dishes, laundry and some other stuff. Nothing too busy
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@sueznewz2 (9969)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May
I love that....'lady bones day' I often have them ...lol...