Oh my! Where does the time go? I wake up every day with a list of ‘must-do’s’ (one of which is post a blog update), and you see where that’s gotten me. So what have I been doing? Where has the time gone?
Richie Coldcuts is quick to point out to people that “she’s retired”. He does this because it irks the living daylights out of him that I don’t have to wake up early in the morning like he does! But truth be told, I AM working. I’m growing my copywriting business and am jumping into a brand new exciting venture (you have to wait for a future post for more on that!). But because these are all undertakings that I can perform from our house and on my own schedule, I usually just mumble “well not completely retired” when he enlightens others. And here’s another thing. Almost everyone I know who is ‘retired’ is incredibly busy. Do we lose our ability to organize our time effectively when we ‘retire’, or are there just a million things to do? And, hey, does this happen to you — people (ahem, Richie) think you’re so idle that picking up dry cleaning, prescriptions, groceries, etc, are now your sole responsibility, because, well, “what else have you got to do”? So, yes, I do more housework and errands. And hey, it’s only fair. Richie is a young buck with many more years of employment before he reaches retirement age. Since he rises early and is in his office before 7:a.m. most days, I’ll happily pick up the slack with chores he used to take on.
But could that be what has set me so far behind? Unloading the dishwasher and picking up pills at CVS? Well, let’s see. There was a small storm named Irma that threatened our area. I moved balcony furniture in and out of the house. Went to 3 stores to get batteries. Filled up tubs. Set candles and flashlights around the house. Bought non-perishables and extra water. (And then thankfully, returned all such items to their rightful places when we were spared.) We took a trip to Buffalo and NYC to show our good friend the sights he had never seen in the great state of New York. I picked up the materials to sew two Halloween costumes for my amazing granddaughters (Hermione from Harry Potter and Belle from Beauty and the Beast). And, I’m trying mightily to exercise more. How’s that going, you ask? Well, about the same as the healthful eating — 3 good days followed by 2 not-so-good! I blame (social butterfly) Richie. Entertaining and socializing are not conducive to dropping clothing sizes. So that’s it — just like everyone else I know — trying to fit it all in. But I’m determined to be back in touch, so keep a watchful eye out for more posts!