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Old 11-23-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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What has changed for me in the year or so since I retired:

  • I am no longer a "morning person." I used to get up at 5:30-7:00 for different jobs. My prime working time was 10:30 a.m. Now I wake up around 8 or 9 and can't really function well until after 11! This annoys me and I hope it changes.
  • I am much more relaxed. A lot of my stress has dissipated.
  • I spend much more time in my garden. I am sure my neighbors appreciate it as it looks great!
  • I am not as accommodating as I once was with my time - If I don't feel like doing something, I don't do it - that used to not be the case.
  • I am more satisfied with simple things (never was very materialistic).
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I could say the same, generally.

I have a tendency to stay up later and watch shows that I couldn't when I had to be up for work.

I do more of the shopping since Mrs. Tek is still working (Until Jan 1 2012). She appreciates not having to do it in her off time. My favorite so far was shopping for bras at Penney's. I had the model no. and size and a couple of great ladies helping me. I think they were enjoying the experience, in a weird way.

I get to game more. Both playing poker and video.

I'm the one that's here when deliveries come, installs get done, etc. It used to depend on who was the busiest or who had the least important appointments.

Fixing things, cleaning, etc are done in a more timely manner.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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I am no longer a "morning person." I used to get up at 5:30-7:00 for different jobs. My prime working time was 10:30 a.m. Now I wake up around 8 or 9 and can't really function well until after 11! This annoys me and I hope it changes.
Why do you hope it changes? Maybe your body is just doing what it needs to do after so many years of your telling it what it has to do. (No disrespect intended at all)
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Why do you hope it changes? Maybe your body is just doing what it needs to do after so many years of your telling it what it has to do. (No disrespect intended at all)
Hi - I hear ya - it's just that I have a lot of things I want to do and it annoys me that it takes me so long to get going in the morning. I hope it changes cuz maybe I am still destressing or something . . .and I have a hope that perhaps I will get done with that and be healthier and able to be raring to go in the morning.

I love mornings, also, so I feel like I am missing out on the time of day I love best.

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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For all of my working life, except when working 1st or 3rd watch in law enforcement, I awoke between 5:00 and 5:30 ready and raring to go. My wife is not a morning person and my cheerfulness really annoyed her until she got used to it.

Now, at the end of my 3rd year of retirement, I still get up early, have several cups of coffee, set up a fresh pot for my wife when she wakes up and am ready to start my day. In that respect, nothing has changed.

What has changed is that I do what I want on my own schedule, or not. I may decide to do nothing or I may decide to do a lot of things. Whatever the day holds there is no pressure, no stress and very few demands. I go to bed at night by 9:00-9:30 most nights, very much at ease and at peace with myself and no scenarios for the coming day running through my mind.

I much prefer things this way.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I drink more, but enjoy it more.

I play more, but worse golf.

I do not allow grief nor aggravation in my life, especially those that carry/bring such no matter who they are.

I need less sleep, but I tire quicker. That could be the drinking more..LOL
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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it's just that I have a lot of things I want to do and it annoys me that it takes me so long to get going in the morning.

As long as I get up before I go to the bathroom, I'm happy.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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As long as I get up before I go to the bathroom, I'm happy.
Reps! Reps, I say!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Reps! Reps, I say!!
Rep done here, texasfirewheel's comment is as quotable and wise as I've ever read.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I have become a reader, mostly mysteries and its mostly at night before bed. I am also a crossword puzzle enthusiast, which I hope will keep my brain up to date. I enjoy evenings more now, cause I don't have to think about getting up for work and what work entails. Alot of the enjoyment is doing whatever I feel like, whenever. I also love the morning shows on TV, until they come to the entertainment segment, and then I put on CNN. Still am afraid I will miss something important in the world. And I actually like to clean the house ! I think its fun and it makes me feel good. I, too, sleep in until 7:30 or 8 every day. Who cares????
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