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Old 02-15-2016, 01:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I cook 3 meals a day now, well my husband does breakfast, but it's a lot of work for the clean up, and that's why we retire. We don't eat out much because my husband doesn't like the food of some of the restaurants around here, he prefers my cooking. A few years ago, we ate out practically all the time.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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On any given day, I have a hard time remembering, or caring about, what day of the week or month it is, unless we are travelling or I have a work engagement. It is a life without deadlines, except for paying bills on time.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I cook 3 meals a day now, well my husband does breakfast, but it's a lot of work for the clean up, and that's why we retire. We don't eat out much because my husband doesn't like the food of some of the restaurants around here, he prefers my cooking. A few years ago, we ate out practically all the time.
You make an interesting point. We started eating out more right before retirement, and we have kept it up, even though finding good food to eat at restaurants is always dicey. I actually cook simpler, and fewer times than I did 15 years ago.

But on Saturday and Sunday nights, I almost never cook. We "graze" on leftovers or snacky things. I don't keep many chips or any cookies and stuff like that. I do keep nuts, fruit and cheese around. Sometimes DH requests a cheese sandwich, and I am happy to do that for him. Both of us eat less, and we eat more simply than we did before retirement.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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Not really the best time for vacation in TN. So many of our fun activities are outdoor activities best enjoyed in the warm time of year.
I suspect the OP is spending lots of time outside in knee deep powder.

He mentioned something about a season pass at a ski outfit.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:35 AM
 
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4+ months and counting, cant believe its that time in my life....can't wait!
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: NC
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Here is a short, fun, well-written article by a retiree on this very subject.

Maine Observer: On the nature of time and retirement - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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At the beginning I found that time dragged a bit as I didn't have much structure to my days. But now that I've established a routine and filled up my time with new hobbies!
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Been retired for two months. The most interesting thing I have noticed is how my perception of time has changed. The passing of Time has slowed way down. It's only February 13?!? Seems like the weeks just creep by and that is a good thing. I feel more in the moment. No more wishing the days away (can't wait for 5PM) No more wishing the weeks away (is it Friday yet)

I like it!
No one give a cr@p about what I think about anything. Took awhile to get used to that. Always enjoy former college professors and doctors who still think anyone cares about their pontificating.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Been retired for two months. The most interesting thing I have noticed is how my perception of time has changed. The passing of Time has slowed way down. It's only February 13?!? Seems like the weeks just creep by and that is a good thing. I feel more in the moment. No more wishing the days away (can't wait for 5PM) No more wishing the weeks away (is it Friday yet)

I like it!
I'm only three weeks in, but now that you mention it, I think you're right.

The first two weeks I kept feeling surprised that school buses were coming down my street on a Saturday lol.

Something I don't like is finding myself sleeping too late or staying up too late. I love the dawn, and I hate the middle of the night. My first day, I let the alarm go off at the regular 5:15 just to be able to shut it off and go back to sleep. Then I cancelled it. I wanted to get up at 6 or 6:30, but found myself sleeping naturally until 7 or 7:30. Now this week Daylight Savings Time has begun, and some days I slept till 8 or even 8:30. I feel as if half the day is gone! And then a couple of days this week I was up until 1 a.m. I don't want to become that kind of person, so I am thinking I will have to start setting an alarm again to get myself back on track.

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Old 03-19-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'm only three weeks in, but now that you mention it, I think you're right.

The first two weeks I kept feeling surprised that school buses were coming down my street on a Saturday lol.

Something I don't like is finding myself sleeping too late or staying up too late. I love the dawn, and I hate the middle of the night. My first day, I let the alarm go off at the regular 5:15 just to be able to shut it off and go back to sleep. Then I cancelled it. I wanted to get up at 6 or 6:30, but found myself sleeping naturally until 7 or 7:30. Now this week Daylight Savings Time has begun, and some days I slept till 8 or even 8:30. I feel as if half the day is gone! And then a couple of days this week I was up until 1 a.m. I don't want to become that kind of person, so I am thinking I will have to start setting an alarm again to get myself back on track.
I wanted to be on something of schedule when we retired, so when we were both retired I arbitrarily set 7 am as our wake up time. After almost 10 years, I am finding that I don't adhere to it as often. Sometimes I get up earlier, and sometimes allow myself more sleep. I don't know if our bodies require more sleep, or if I've become lazier.

We've both been fighting respiratory infections, and I've noticed that we both want more nighttime sleep. This might be temporary for us--or not.
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