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Old 08-07-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I like that I have time now to take care of my fitness. I'm in better shape, and 20 lbs lighter, than when I retired in '09.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Jeez. I CAN'T WAIT till I can get lazy. Believe me, I will take full advantage. Still totin' that barge, on an abusive govt contract.
93 work days for me!
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Cooking has taken a back seat here in my household too. I don't spend time making elaborate sauce this and that. No sousvide here and there, just very basic cooking served with fresh salad at lunch and steamed vegetable at dinner time. But my husband seems to like it. We do eat fancy food when we travel, I guess that's how we make up for our lack of cooking.
Dh and I have both noticed that we want a lot less food. On days when we go out for lunch, we usually skip a big dinner. Fine with me.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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I actually cook MORE now that I am retired. Now that I'm not coming home every day drained from work, I have more time and energy to cook - and to try new things.

Wife seems OK with that.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Yes, but could be explained by no energy.
We watch tv a lot
Not really my cup pa tea
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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It isn't than I've become lazier, I always tended to be lazy, but now that I'm not working, I don't feel guilty about it anymore, and I no longer try to hide the fact that I'm lazy. My husband hasn't retired yet, and he's shocked that I occasionally sleep late. I tell him, "I'm retired, I do what I want."

I'll never get tired of saying that.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OMG yes, plus the energy level isn't the same. No, neither or us nap in the afternoon and we both have activities, including volunteer work we are involved in, but my spend more time on my ass than doing anything else. I don't always even get the bed made in the morning and that would never have been me even 10 years ago.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Here is another "no" from me. If anything, I am busier and more ambitious in tackling new tasks and activities in retirement than while working.

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On top of scheduled activities, there are also life unexpected events. In the last two months, I could hardly have the time to relax. I tried to watch few movies in the evening and found myself falling asleep after the first 10-15 minutes. In the last two months, we had to deal with the illness of our beloved dog (we had to put her to sleep), the loss of my trusty car (totaled by a deer encounter), ordeal of ordering a new car (the one we ordered was damaged in a train derailment but the distributor did not notify the dealer for 3 weeks), our heating oil order was delivered to the wrong address, the basement dehumidifier malfunctioned on top of the well pipe water leak, we discovered carpenter ants damages in the wood tool shed (after having the roof replaced) and today we had to clean up the shed's attic (full of unknown stuffs) after discovering that it has been used as a mink's residence.

So I have been on my feet everyday from 4:30am (when I get up to get ready for my daily row at 5:30am) to 10:30pm (when I often crash on the couch while trying to get some relaxation time by watching a movie or reading a book -................................

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Golly gee, what a series of misfortunes! I am so sorry about them. And not a one reasonably foreseeable in advance! Better at least (I think) to have had to face them retire rather than face them while still working.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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yup. sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.


(Not sure where I heard that but it fits.)
Satchel Paige, I believe.

And no, not lazier since retirement. I've been working my azz off and lovin' every minute of it.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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OMG yes, plus the energy level isn't the same. No, neither or us nap in the afternoon and we both have activities, including volunteer work we are involved in, but my spend more time on my ass than doing anything else. I don't always even get the bed made in the morning and that would never have been me even 10 years ago.
Haha. Hello? Are you sure you're not me?
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