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I Am So Busy

I am so busy

So, how many retiree’s does it take to change a light bulb?

What I am doing with my time, I seem to be against a time crunch constantly, I have no time to do anything!  Such is my cry.

Tuesday is busy, I have an eleven o clock meeting with the coffee club from Century House, our local seniors centre.  I have joined this city-sponsored group and each Tuesday from 11 to 12, we meet via Zoom to discuss things.  Important things.  Mostly, I am trying to connect with a new group outside of my homelife world, sort of like my old work connections.

Wednesday is shot, I have to be at my watercolor painting class at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  And if that is not enough, I have a writing class immediately following!  I get home close to 1:30 PM

Thursdays, well every second Thursday is shot, I have to meet with my therapist.  We meet around lunchtime and I spend a lot of the morning getting ready for this meeting.  We have lunch, giggle and laugh and usually have a very nice meal.  It’s sometimes after 2 PM when I get home.

Friday is Friday.  Pizza night and often a bottle of wine is drunk.  I spend a portion of the day getting ready for this weekly event, it is important to my darling.

Once in a while on Saturday, I have to get up early and do something; on Sunday it’s the same story.

Monday, well let’s slow down for a moment and think about this.

I am not being very honest, I have an additional 10.5 hours each weekday to do whatever I want.  I do have a bad habit of watching highly educational television in the early morning, 6:30 ish.  Antique hunting, aliens, Diners, and so forth.  I spend an extra amount of time in the washroom doing what I usually do, only doing it much slower.  

I can beat Sudoku and I am doing well with my Wordle.  

It is only a few things that are chewing up my 10.5 hours, but my slow movement between these things adds up and this is what I need to work on.  

Time management is something I am going to have to take care of, I will find a youtube video or two.  Lunch with a friend should not take all day, morning art classes are fun, not grueling and I like to write, this is part of my retirement goal.  

Sitting at home with a coffee and discussing the world’s issues is stimulating, but not really what I want to do.  It is something to do for the sake of feeling important again; I need people to nod their heads and agree with me.  I liked being an advisor/teacher/wisdom carrier.

I will have to find some time management videos on Youtube.  Tomorrow morning for sure!

Oh, and by the way, it only takes one retiree to change a light bulb, but it might take all day!

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  1. This sounds like the trouble I have with inertia on the weekends between my full time job. You mean to tell me it doesn’t magically change on retirement? That’s disappointing! 🙂

    • It is getting better, it takes time to get over 50 years of working 🙂

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