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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM
 
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As for schedules... Good Lord, I can't stand to even have to commit to a dentist appointment 6 weeks out, now retired... WAY too much of a crimp in my style, and fly by the seat of my pants freedom . I love the ability to be accountable to me, and only me, doing as I wish when and where I want for once. I'm extremely introverted, and can sit for hours just thinking, watching the wildlife in my yard with great joy, looking at a beautiful moon rise, feeling a part of it all without stepping a foot outside. I love to be outside, to exercise, fish, shoot, hike, but have little patience for discourteous A-holes, which seem to be everywhere anymore, and growing... So hard to find solitude, and people who are respectful of that desire.

I find cleaning very relaxing, rewarding and enjoyable... I'm not a cleanliness nazi riddled with OCD, but do keep a very tidy and clean home, no clutter and very minimal in 'things' in my midst... I find it peaceful; where I find clutter and a schmutzy environment unwelcoming, chaotic and yucky for my psyche.
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Old Yesterday, 03:56 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I have lots of "shoulds" and I love every one of them. I never was much good at playing and really have no desire to start now. "Fun" is when I am learning something or accomplishing something - even if just a little thing.



Our life has become one of taking care of property, puppy-dogs, and plants.
We are happy.
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Old Yesterday, 04:29 PM
 
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Woodworking and I just discovered scroll sawing. Fun easy and i make gifts for family and
Friends

Canít beat a good cigar and a swim in the pool also
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Old Yesterday, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I love not having shoulds anymore.

I should do laundry
I should do the dishes
I should clean the apartment
I should whatever


It feels good to do things in my own time. I do find that I have to remind myself that things don't have to be done the minute the should comes to mind. They'll get done, just not as quickly as they used to.

I think the conditioning, after so many, many years of working, is ingrained that I have to get things done NOW, especially on a Sunday while I'm not tired and Monday is looming.

I believe it's one of the things I enjoy most - no more shoulds!
Yes, that nagging feeling that there is always something else you should be doing is very tiresome. I can't wait for the day when I can do things in my own time, and not constantly feel as if there are things that I should be doing but I'm not because I don't have time.
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For me, the ultimate relaxation would be a looping Hydromassage bed with someone massaging my feet.
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Old Today, 06:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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As for schedules... Good Lord, I can't stand to even have to commit to a dentist appointment 6 weeks out, now retired... WAY too much of a crimp in my style, and fly by the seat of my pants freedom . I love the ability to be accountable to me, and only me, doing as I wish when and where I want for once. I'm extremely introverted, and can sit for hours just thinking, watching the wildlife in my yard with great joy, looking at a beautiful moon rise, feeling a part of it all without stepping a foot outside. I love to be outside, to exercise, fish, shoot, hike, but have little patience for discourteous A-holes, which seem to be everywhere anymore, and growing... So hard to find solitude, and people who are respectful of that desire.

I find cleaning very relaxing, rewarding and enjoyable... I'm not a cleanliness nazi riddled with OCD, but do keep a very tidy and clean home, no clutter and very minimal in 'things' in my midst... I find it peaceful; where I find clutter and a schmutzy environment unwelcoming, chaotic and yucky for my psyche.
Are you single and a guy?
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Old Today, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Being retired my fun is engineering and building things. challenging my skills and my mind and making life easier for my self.
To me doing nothing is next to being dead. I could never sit still unless I am asleep .
Even watching movies I like to have something in my hands or drawing on a current project.
Time lost is life wasted.
The two ways to beat alzheimer's is to challenge the mind seriously and get exercise that get's one out of breath.
If one is too lazy to do this things, they culture the disease in them self . IMO
Mom died of Alzheimers and it is not the way I want to go. I'd rather be eaten by piranha, or a bear.
Buddhism is certainly not for you! We're talking mindlessness/thoughtlessness!
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Old Today, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I've always been a night owl, worked the night shift for 17 years, and now I'm going full blast with it! I slept away the heat of the day here in Tucson, going to bed around 10-11am, and sleeping, with sleep meds, until 7-8pm, get up and race to the pool before it closes at 9pm. Then? Up all night outdoors, watching DVD's, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and a late night bike ride, and a late night walk with my ferret.

Most of the seniors in this senior community find it incomprehensible why anyone would want to sleep during the day time.

Haven't been to one Coffee Hour yet, and no Potlucks this summer. Sheesh! 5:30pm potluck! Are they crazy???????

When it starts to cool off I'll start tapering it down to getting up late afternoons. I love, love, love the night time, it serves as a veil to the all ugliness of the world, and it all lays hidden.
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Old Today, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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For me, the ultimate relaxation would be a looping Hydromassage bed with someone massaging my feet.
Holy crow, I think I'd just settle for the foot massages. They were one of the best things about being married!
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Old Today, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I'm not going to click this on, nope, not as I sit on my Florida porch under my ceiling fans, reading city-data as I sip a Tito's martini, my husband across from me on his computer, sharing stupid Trumpisms, nope.. I'm ultimately relaxed and loving it.
Life goals.
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