Mother:What I find funny about retirement is the things you thought you would do and the things you actually do are two entirely different things. The things you never gave any thought to, are the ones in my case, that drive me up a tree. The things that caused a bump in the road when you were both working, can now become either nothing or Mount Everest depending on what they are and who they affect.
I thought when I retired I would sleep in every morning. Not so much. If like us you join a gym, depending on what classes you choose, you can’t sleep in or you will miss your class. For some reason the classes I like to take are at 8am and I have to be up and have my coffee at least an hour before I have to leave the house. I always knew hubby was an early riser, but had no idea he wanted to be a night owl. For some reason I didn’t plan on my bedtime schedule changing, just my morning time. Hubby had other ideas. I can’t get him in bed before 11:30p. When ask why he wants to go to bed then his answer is ” because I can”. I need 8 solid hours of sleep to keep me going, he needs 6 and a nap.
I was talking to the girl who cuts my hair and she was telling me she and her husband are talking about retirement. I laughed and told her it won’t be what you think. She said she has another client that is retired and she says the only time she can go somewhere by herself is when she goes to the hairdresser. lol I told her my sisters and I had just had that conversation last week. I lucked out on two counts for that though. One, hubby doesn’t like WalMart, so if I say I am going to WalMart, he is staying home. The second is the gym. The first couple of weeks he was retired we went together but since I do classes and he just works out on his own, he found out he was at the gym about 45 min longer than he wanted to be so we drive separate now.
When you have as much together time as we do now you find out what a lot of your differences are that you were not aware of when you were in the rat race of life. Meals can be a bone of contention, who would have thought? Breakfast for example, he wants “real” breakfast food within the first hour of getting up. I on the other hand can eat anything or nothing for breakfast and never have anything but coffee and water before heading to the gym. Lunch, again he wants “real” food for lunch and he wants it between 1130 and noon. Me, since I eat a late breakfast am never ready till well after noon and again will eat pretty much anything. And you can set your watch on when he will ask whats for dinner. The question comes everyday around 3:15.
Retirement is nice, there is no two ways about it, but it is an adjustment. Who would have thought that the man that has lived with you in the same house for 11 years wouldn’t know where the Tupperware goes???
Till next time.
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