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Old 08-05-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I have. I can take a nap at almost any time and stay up late or sleep in without guilt or care. Most days I am content to just bide my time doing this or that or nothing.
Fess up...have you become lazier since you retired?
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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Oh, my goodness yes. After a lifetime of working, it's great to not have to get up to the alarm and face the daily grind.

Some new retirees need to keep busy, but not me.

One thing about being newly retired is that most everyone I still hang with are still working. They have a hard time dealing with my new lazy lifestyle.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I thought we already had a similar thread. But I'm too lazy to look up.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I have. I can take a nap at almost any time and stay up late or sleep in without guilt or care. Most days I am content to just bide my time doing this or that or nothing.
Fess up...have you become lazier since you retired?
^^^Me too. Isn't that what retirement is all about.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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yup. sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.


(Not sure where I heard that but it fits.)
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nope. I was lazy to begin with and I still am.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:05 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Can't nap (unless I am ill), but I don't set an alarm and get up a bit after the sun does (except in summer, when I put up blackout curtains in our east-facing bedroom because I don't want to get up at 5:30). I am almost always up by 7:00-7:30 regardless of season, but I don't set an alarm unless I absolutely have to be somewhere early. I generally stay up until 10-11:00pm or so unless there is something I am doing - if it is interesting or gripping enough I can easily stay up until 2:00, although that doesn't change when I get up the next day.

I always have a ton of projects and I have multiple interests (musical instruments, crochet, my plasma cutter for making my dinosaur kingdom in the winter...). I generally spend between 2-4 hours in the morning on the internet and then go off and do something, although the "something" is quite variable. The dog does get her morning and evening walk, too.

We have a small trailer and we try to be out somewhere in it at least one or two weeks a month from April-November.

Someone else might look at my daily activities and say "is that all you did today?" but then I tend to roll my eyes at their limited view. I have a friend who is still working who tends to view "worthwhile" as being at work earning money, and since I don't do that on a regular basis, I am "lazy." He has been a friend a long time, but, boy, is his world view limited.

Today:
dog walk
internet (mail, news, surfing, trying to find a particular crochet pattern)
breakfast
Costco (need dog food!)
Barn Stormer Craft Fair (bought 6 vintage rusted steel rosettes which will become very nice pulls on a custom yarn cabinet I am making, a 20" tall Thai spirit house which will go out on the porch under cover, the spouse bought a corrugated steel Bigfoot cutout, lol). Saw 3 things that I took pictures of for my winter plasma cutter projects plus an idea for the shapes for the metal cutout to go into the garden gate.
Lunch out
Truck farm for fresh corn, peaches, honeydew and cantaloupe
Made peach ice cream
Found the crochet pattern and video I wanted and made a gauge square to be sure my yarn will work
Later: early light dinner, benefit concert at winery

Is anything on that list important? Maybe not to you, but it all is to me.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Oh my, yes I am. Thank God it isn't just me. Hahahaha

I'm too lazy to read all of the above post.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I always do the minimums on things I don't want to be doing.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I've noticed the main thing is to keep walking. If not, major weight gain, especially in winter. But it's not some much lazy as I'm using NO a lot more since I get volunteered by those that think because I'm not working I'm available for free.
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