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Slow Sunday

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Ah, one of the things I’m enjoying most about retirement is being able to have a slow Sunday instead of Sunday being the day to finish up everything to prepare for the workweek. I woke up too early and was able to go back to bed eventually without concern over things to do. I woke up in time to enjoy the Sunday service at St John’s on FacebookLive, the final service for the retiring priest. I enjoy being able to attend without a long drive across Tampa Bay. Husband and I had a large salad for lunch with produce from our farm share. It’s hot and sunny, so we anticipate going in the pool later. I want to make stew with more of the farm share and biscuits for dinner even though I don’t have the ingredients for IMUSTLOSEIT1’s biscuits.

D2 is moving this week. Here are her helpers. The big one in the box is a young rowdy Norwegian Forest cat who is blind. The orange tabby is his patient guide cat.

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    Now that I am decently recovered from my husband's illness and death, I am also starting to enjoy retirement. Beginning to get more involved in things at church. And I'm trying to decide what volunteer things I want to do besides church.

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    278 days ago
    DH and I were talking this weekend about how much we love the flexibility of retirement! I've been retired for 7 years or so, and was able to quickly settle into the volunteer work I wanted to get involved with. DH just retired this time last year. He hadn't quite sorted out what retirement looked like for him when the pandemic hit. I'm hopeful the day will come when he's able to be involved in more things OUTSIDE the house!
    279 days ago
    I’m right there w you! No time schedule, just do what I want to do! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. DH and I are looking to move to FL soon, somewhere near Sarasota. The winters in coastal NC aren’t terrible, but we are ready for warm winters.
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    279 days ago
    That is so cool that your blind cat has a guide cat! I have never heard of such a thing.

    They're both beautiful, by the way.

    I responded to your blog because of your first line:

    "Ah, one of the things I’m enjoying most about retirement is being able to have a slow Sunday instead of Sunday being the day to finish up everything to prepare for the workweek."

    I retired recently and that is one of the things I love most about it. I also love that I no longer have to get up at 4:30 in the morning and I love that I no longer have to go to bed earlier than most children in order to pass as a civil human being the next day aka 7 p.m. emoticon
    280 days ago
    lovely helpers . have a great sunday enjoy your retirement
    280 days ago
    Lovely helpers! emoticon
    280 days ago
    Oh, cuties!
    280 days ago
    We had a temperature drop last night, so today's walk was in a down jacket with wool beanie, and insulated gloves. I envy that pool!
    We dined on leftover mac & cheese with kale and tomato, and then left over black-eyed peas (Hoppin'John) no rice. I've logged it all and am still in range. emoticon
    280 days ago
    Awwwww, those little furbies are adorable and I'm SURE a lot of help! LOL Good luck to your DD2 on the move.

    280 days ago
    Sunday's are suppose to the day of rest. Anyway that is what I was always told. Monday was laundry day, Tuesday was ironing, Wednesday was dusting and mopping, Thursdays I don't remember, Friday was baking for the weekend, in case you had company, Saturday was for going to town and getting the supplies for the week. So Sunday was the day to enjoy whatever, unless it was planting, walking bean feilds, harvest, or something to do with the farm. it always had priority. A wonderful guide cat. Kenney does have a tendancy to watch out for Shorty. She will let you know if Shorty sneaked down in the basement when the inside door was open a crack. Right now he is partially laying on the computer, waiting for me to get done so I will put on his cat games, and every once in awhile he hits the delete button I erases a few letters or words, so have to keep looking at what I am writing.
    280 days ago
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    Wow - a whole family of "cat people"!

    I wouldn't miss the drive across town, either. I always made it a point, when I was working, to live close to where I worked - or work close to where I lived! Commuting was not for me.

    Sometimes my Sundays seem to be as "get it done" as they were when I was working. I think that's because we stay so busy during the weekday mornings that the chores, such as they are, get put off until the weekend and we often fritter away our Saturdays by heading to the beach.
    280 days ago
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