Friday, April 1, 2011
If my friends could see me now..
The point is that now we go or stay, work or play at our own pace. Whatever we like to do, we do.
When was the last time you said that?
We have an easy routine. I wake up around 7:00, prepare coffee and breakfast, and return to bed. There, I drink my coffee while sitting up, enjoying the views, waiting for Hubby to wake. From our bedroom door/windows we see the lake, the ocean, the dunes, the hills on the side. Ducks and birds and deer roam, swim, fly by. Sometimes, they get really close and we can hear them as well.
By 8:30, we are up, at our computers, each writing and researching independently. Our meetings and committments are usually set for afternoons, or evenings, so our mornings are mostly ours with a couple of exceptions. I attend a writers' group on Monday mornings, and Hubby takes a painting class on Thursday mornings. Sometimes, medical and dental appointments can change this routine.
By noon, we are hungry and ready to change to some other thing. We eat, take walks, catch up with our neighbors also walking, and then get to some household chores.
My committments and Hubby's committments are usually on different days now that we are down to one car. We also try to do things together whenever possible.
When sunny days reappear, we'll be spending time in the gardens, mowing and weeding and planting. There is a lot to do, and we enjoy the physical exercise gardening provides.
What if we want to sit and read all day? It can happen.
What if we want to leave town and spend the day golfing or shopping? It does happen.
What if we have company? The visitors do change our routine just a bit, I must admit. But, we are happy to have changes at this age. Change brings new stimulation and lots of new interpretations.
Having a pleasant routine, identified committments, interests and social outlets are all important to our quality of life. Also, living in a town where old people are not isolated from other age groups helps all of us live fruitful and rewarding lives.