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Old 06-30-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Welcome to the world of "six Saturdays and a Sunday" as we call it. DH said just last week, retirement can be exhausting, I think I need to go back to work to relax. We had a really busy week with guests and the usual activities. We would not have it any other way.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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Congrats. I find that in retirement weekends is for staying home and let the crowds do their weekend thing.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:09 AM
 
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The big difference:

- Before retiring when I'd do my grocery shopping it was in-and-out as fast as possible. And since I shopped either after work or on the weekends the majority of shoppers were also workers and were in just as big a hurry as I was.

- After retiring I began grocery shopping during the week days earlier in the day and at first it appeared as though all the shoppers (mainly seniors) were walking around in slow motion!!

Now that I've been retired for nearly a decade I am one of the slow-motion shoppers too! What a treat to just take one's time!!!

Congrats OP!! Now the fun part of life really begins!!!
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Oh joy! I was dreading fighting the Saturday hordes at Lowes just to get a begonia and some Osmocote. Then it occurred to me: I DON'T HAVE TO GO ON SATURDAY. I CAN GO ON MONDAY.
Congrats! You'll find so much to do, and on your schedule! The first thing I remember NOT missing was filling out a vacation request form!
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:35 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Oh joy! I was dreading fighting the Saturday hordes at Lowes just to get a begonia and some Osmocote. Then it occurred to me: I DON'T HAVE TO GO ON SATURDAY. I CAN GO ON MONDAY.
Congrats.

Prior to my retirement I hated going food shopping with the Mrs. Now I go and do a price check and we sometimes eat "Linner". Late lunch early dinner around 3pm....and everyday is Saturday.

If by chance I don't do something today, I'll do it tomorrow or the next day. Plus getting out of bed at 9:30 am is priceless.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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We live in a so called resort area. We do most of our shopping Tuesday or Wednesday because the vacationers arrive Saturday & Sunday so by mid week they all have the bulk of their food. We have never been happier as our time is our own except between DH & my activities we have a shared calendar to see when each is home.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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If by chance I don't do something today, I'll do it tomorrow or the next day.
I agree completely. Unfortunately, Mrs. RationalExpectations won't let me hear the end of it until it is accomplished.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Being retired and all it involves, I love the question posed by the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey,

"WHATS A WEEKEND?"

Describes it perfectly!
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:03 AM
 
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Congratulations! I am relatively newly retired ( soon to be a year!!) and it is heavenly.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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I set my food shopping day as Thursday. And I treat myself to breakfast out as well. And with no rush I now go to 2-3 stores.

Was waiting at the deli counter one day along with another customer. Lady behind the counter apologized for us having to wait. Guy next to me said "I got all the time in the world now. I'm retired".
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