Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I worked all my adult life and then did extensive volunteer work for the first 6 years of retirement. I am still volunteering since my husband's acute illness, but I am spending more time at home. I have one leadership role that consumes some time. I work on the newsletter at home in spare moments while my husband naps. I exercise in the afternoon during his nap. I attend classes at 10:30 am on Saturday or from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on nights I use my slow cooker.
I have time to enjoy a second cup of coffee with a newspaper or magazine. I shop from home using Amazon or the web. I screen phone calls during his dialysis. People shouldn't be calling between 10 pm and 7 am unless it is an emergency.
I shop for food after lunch and before the gym. I live 2 blocks from the main grocery store with a natural food department and 3 blocks from the Farmer's Market. I live 1 block from my pet store and 1.5 miles from the Post Office.
Commutes are short. Less gasoline is consumed.
The cat likes that he gets quality play, plus my husband gets the care he needs.
Not too bad!