Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Report from Day One

I got up at 6:30, ate a small egg-white omelet and drank some green tea, worked out for an hour and a half, came home and organized my filing cabinets. No. I did not. I engaged in an experiment: what time would I get up if I didn’t use an alarm and don’t have to be anywhere. Answer for today: 8:30….after staying up too late (the other half of the experiment) channel-surfing (Craft Wars with Tori Spelling? We are doomed as a society. At least it is better than some of the cooking shows where people apologize for their “huge mistake” - lumpy mashed potatoes or something - in tears. It’s FOOD people. Not world diplomacy.) Then I puttered. My aunt in California called to congratulate me. My mom and my sister called me. A good friend called  - "are you bored yet?" (Ha)  I puttered some more. At noon I was still in my pajama bottoms – but with a cotton knit top – the new “at home wear”?  Lots of emails to deal with…purged my address book. Communicated with quite a few people by email. Got computer burn-out. Did the dishes. Ran some errands (got dressed first, not to worry). Sent off the booking info for a trip I signed up for a few days ago (more on that later). Went to my usual evening Pilates class. Kinda like Saturday. Only way better.


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  2. Hi Joan,
    I am so glad you did not wake up at 6:30 a.m., eat an egg-white omelet, or exercise for an hour and a half on your first day of retirement! I think jamies are great attire for staying at home.

    I look forward to hearing more about your journey. Thanks for sharing.

    Love, Debra