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Old 10-21-2018, 12:55 PM
Location: Idaho
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Weekends still mean a lot to us in retirement for several reasons:

1. Many activities or events which we want to participate (birding field trips, performances, concerts etc.) tend to take place on weekends.

2. Many people whom we share activities or enjoy their companies (club members, friends or relatives) are still working so weekends are the only time that we get to see them or do things together with them.

3. We still mostly maintain the same lifelong work/rest schedule in retirement. Whenever I work on a project, I get very involved. It's good to have weekends as targets to either work really hard to complete a phase or to stop at certain point before the weekend.

4. We still enjoy the ideas that weekends are special days when big or elaborate meals are cooked/served. We also try to maintain our habit of consuming alcohol mostly on weekends and/or on special days or occasions. The fact we socialize with friends/relatives mostly on weekends works very well with our meals/drinks pattern.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:23 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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I tend to stay home on weekends to avoid the hordes that descend on Las Vegas. Maybe quick local outings but that's it! Most of my shopping is done during the week. I have options, I can go any time. My weekends are usually reading, writing, spending time with my dogs, and maybe cooking!
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Location: equator
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I only know it's the weekend because there are maybe a dozen or so on the beach. Otherwise, there's nobody. Shopping isn't much different; no way to really tell, down here.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Lots of different opinions about weekends.

I realized last week I was looking forward to the weekend because no doctors appt's scheduled then lol, after going to one an hour away (2 hrs RT). Living in a small town means having to travel for routine annual doctor appts. We have never been a go-out-Saturday-night couple because we usually worked all day most Saturdays.

Do golf courses give Mon-Thurs discounts? Wouldn't work in Florida due to high number of retirees but would make sense elsewhere. In FL they give movie matinee discounts to seniors (and we still don't go).
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Location: Central Ohio
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Like many others have posted, I avoid going out on the weekends at all, as every place is super crowded then. I do errands/shopping during the weekdays, when it's still crowded, but not as bad. I still do like weekends, though. Especially Sunday, as that is my get Starbucks/read the Times/watch football (go Pats!) day. And strangely, I still do lots of housework and laundry on the weekend....holdover from my working days, I guess.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:56 PM
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I never go out shopping.....not for anything. Never liked shopping ever. I have no doctor appointments.

As a retired person, I like week days better than weekends. But that may be overstating it, as there isn't a big distinction between week days and weekends.

I have my groceries delivered. Clothes purchased online. Household items purchased online at Walmart.com or other websites. I don't have errands.

Every day is great when one doesn't need to work for a living!
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:27 PM
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Be careful, though, that you don't forget what day of the week it is. That is apparently one of the questions they use to determine if you are confused.

DH couldn't get it right. I wanted to say, "But he's retired. Every day is the same to him!"

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Old 10-21-2018, 04:27 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:31 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by twinkletwinkle22 View Post

You have all week to do anything you want, why is the weekend special?
It isn't. Not to me. I do a lot during the week when stores and entertainment places aren't crowded.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:12 PM
Location: Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by jghorton View Post
Every retirement day is Saturday. Half the time, I lose track of what day it is. ... Of course, you never get a day off!
The older I get, the more retired people I know. Just yesterday I was fishing with a retired buddy. I canít remember the conversation, but I told him he thinks everyday is Saturday. He agreed. I couldnít help but to call him a jackass.😂
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