Mother: I am not going to share any earth shattering info here, I am just curious if anyone else feels like I do, and I am sure you do. There just aren’t enough hours in some days. When I retired a year and a half ago I had major plans for how my days were going to go. My house would be spotless, I would be in tip top shape, meals would be healthy, my world would be in perfect order. All of my hair, nail, whatever appointments would be done on a regular basis with no angst. But it just ain’t so. lol
As some of you know, if you have followed the blog, I do spin class two or three times a week. I hate exercise, but I can make myself show up to spin class. I tried alternating yoga with spin but getting my right foot up to the inside of my right hand from a plank has proven more of a chore then an exercise for flexibility. Yes I need to be more limber and flexible but the thought of having to do yoga three or four times a week makes me want to cry. So being in tip top shape went out the window.
I know it is crazy but I hate to take the time out to even get my nails done and my pedicures. I am so goofy about the whole thing that I won’t schedule an appointment for both on the same day. And I know this seems to be non productive, and it is, but I don’t want to spend two hours at the salon, I would rather do one hour one week and another hour the next week.
Housework and laundry, no problem I could let the people who clean for us go. And this was all true the first 6 months that I was retired. I had a routine with it all. Laundry done Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Everything else divided up through out the five days of the week so the house was always company ready. Grocery shopping was kind of left up in the air but Tuesday afternoons really worked well.
But then husband retired. While he was still working all was fine, he had to get up at 5a every morning so we were in bed by 10. Now that he is retired we stay up till 1130p, BECAUSE WE CAN…. drives me crazy. lol Because I need more sleep than he does, 8 hrs vs 6, my day starts later.
Instead of 8a classes, I now do 9:15 classes. This means I am not home from the gym till 1045 and I still need breakfast. Husband is having lunch when I have my breakfast. For some strange reason husband can’t allow more than two shirts, two pairs of underwear and a bath towel to lounge in a dirty clothes basket, I think they call to him, wash me, wash me. So my routine for laundry went out the window. The cleaning people still come once a month, but when I worked they came every two weeks, so that has changed.
As of now my retirement looks nothing like I thought it would. We have now been home together for a year and things keep changing. As you might have guessed I am a little bit of a control freak. lol I like to know what my schedule is for everyday. Husband is fine playing it by ear.
All I can say is, life is always changing and I am slowly adapting. lol
How do you spend your day?