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Old 03-12-2016, 12:26 PM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Saturday and Sunday still feels like the weekend because DH still works. What is different is that I make sure that all errands are done before the weekend so that we have no need to go anywhere unless we want to. It is really nice to be able to do any grocery shopping during mid-morning and virtually have the store to myself.
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
Over the years many posters have commented that the weekend is no longer a concept for them. In other words, one day is like another and so they tend to lose track of what day it is. Weekends are no longer special as a time which is their own, since every day is now their own.

For me weekends still exist - I am aware of them without fail. Here are some reasons why this might be true for some. (Reason #1 does not apply to me personally).

1. Many people attend religious services on Sunday, or Synagogue on Saturday, so the weekend could be marked in that way.
2. My volunteer work takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, so for me the four-day weekend is still a weekend, just longer than it used to be.
3. Our local ordinance about construction work does not permit it on Sundays, so I cannot schedule our workman (master carpenter and general handyman) to work on Sundays for the homeowners' association, even if he wanted to. This is another way I am aware of the weekend being different.
4. My sister in Arkansas and I talk on the phone a couple of times a month. She works Monday through Friday, so if I am calling her, weekends are best.
5. The post office and the banks are closed on Sundays. So although in modern times we go to those places less often, I still need to go to them once in a while and that increases awareness of what day it is.
6. I use my local library, which is open seven days a week. But the hours are not the same each day, so again, this creates an awareness of what day it is.

Looking forward to hearing other peoples' stories and concepts regarding time and awareness of it in retirement.
No, I hate the weekends. Its the time that people that still work want to intrude on your life - lol.

Its a constant go-go-go.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:21 PM
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Weekends are a construct of the working world concept of working Monday thru Friday, and having the weekends off.

(I realize some people work Saturday and/or Sunday)

I find it weird that a retiree would hang onto the concept of the weekend in retirement when he or she no longer works Monday thru Friday. It illustrates being stuck in a construct which usually no longer applies. But it is harmless to do so. It just shows, though, how people get stuck in ways of thinking.

I have a retired friend who still thinks weekends should be special in some way, even though he has not worked for 12 or 13 years. He's 62 and stopped working at 50. He still holds onto the concept that the weekends should be special and different from weekdays.

If retirees are relating to others in the world of work, they could still follow the construct at times.....due to people in the world of work following the weekend construct.

My dentist asked me what I planned to do "on the weekend". A weekend day is exactly like a weekday to me. Every day is one of freedom.

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Old 03-12-2016, 01:32 PM
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almost all banking can be done online on a computer. And making deposits of a paper check can be done by mailing it to the bank.

Post Office needs can be done online.....at usps.com....from making mailing labels to buying stamps.

grocery shopping can be done online in many cities, as local large grocery stores offer delivery of online orders. (doesn't apply to everyone)
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:36 PM
Location: SoCal
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No CNBC on weekend.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:08 PM
Location: Florida
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I avoid stores and restaurants on weekends when the working folks are shopping.
We get a newspaper on Sundays and that is when I read it.
If we don't get to bed before 1AM, so what, we can sleep late in the AM.
We record most of the TV shows that we watch. We watch them at our convenience.
If I need a siesta in the afternoon, it is not a problem.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Location: New Mexico
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Not for me...I sometimes have to check what day it is about midway through the week. My daughter has Sunday and Monday off so that sometimes, if we do something together, that serves as a weekend....then I think Tuesday is Monday.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:29 PM
Location: Colorado
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Well I don't want to get groceries on the weekend with crowded stores, so when many people want to "get out" we stay in.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:10 PM
Location: Near Manito
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Here's the Dowager's take:

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Old 03-12-2016, 05:21 PM
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No Judge Judy on the weekend.
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