So, what is your average retired week like?

Pecos

Member
Location
South Carolina
I wonder if they have activities besides physical ones? I’m interested in a craft class or maybe a games class or book club.
I think they do have a few things like that. We also have a Community Center that has a lot more social things including dance classes, yoga, and i believe games. For books clubs, our local library is the place to go in our area.
 

Lc jones

Senior Member
Location
Florida
I think they do have a few things like that. We also have a Community Center that has a lot more social things including dance classes, yoga, and i believe games. For books clubs, our local library is the place to go in our area.
Thanks Pecos
 

Lc jones

Senior Member
Location
Florida
my typical week is drumming , our photography hobby and baby sitting .

between those 3 i don't know how i ever found time to work
I am a frustrated drummer.....Wanted to learn it when I was a young girl my parents wouldn’t hear of it and now I’m too old LOL arthritis you know I’m glad you can enjoy it
 

Ladybj

Member
Well, I wake up....hungover, reach for the remote in the early morning light which opens the bedroom drapes in my Malibu beach house to the full wall panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. As I put the remote back I knock over several bottles of half empty Dom Perignon on my night stand.

I slowly roll over and pray that one of the Kardashians aren’t in my bed. Whew, nope, just some Victoria Secret model that I don’t even remember her name. So this is going to be awkward trying to figure that out.

I give her the keys to my Lamborghini and she heads off to get us some breakfast. Now I can Google her while she’s gone and figure out her name before she gets back.

10 minutes later the doorbell rings and it’s my neighbor, Jame Seymour ...ugh, can’t she just leave me alone......just for once!

Yeah, my typical day
I am cracking up.... Save me a sip of Dom Perignon.. Love that champagne 🍾
 

Ladybj

Member
I retired a bit early - age 56 - I have no regrets. The way hubby work schedule is. we spend time together. We may catch a movie, go down to the beach on a nice day, catch a movie. I get on the computer to chat with my Senior Community new found friends:ROFLMAO: I am also writing a book which I should not mention because I am procrastinating terribly..lol But I am not stressing. I enjoy living life on my terms.

If I wake up in the middle of the night.. I put on my favorite movie, roll over and eventually fall back to sleep...PRICELESS!!
 

Duster

New Member
Location
Deep South, US
Well, I wake up....hungover, reach for the remote in the early morning light which opens the bedroom drapes in my Malibu beach house to the full wall panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. As I put the remote back I knock over several bottles of half empty Dom Perignon on my night stand.

I slowly roll over and pray that one of the Kardashians aren’t in my bed. Whew, nope, just some Victoria Secret model that I don’t even remember her name. So this is going to be awkward trying to figure that out.

I give her the keys to my Lamborghini and she heads off to get us some breakfast. Now I can Google her while she’s gone and figure out her name before she gets back.

10 minutes later the doorbell rings and it’s my neighbor, Jame Seymour ...ugh, can’t she just leave me alone......just for once!

Yeah, my typical day
I want to live in your world when I retire! Then again, maybe I'd rather take a nap.
 

OneEyedDiva

Senior Member
Location
Nrw Jersey
Besides the normal bathing and grooming stuff done each morning, I do the ritual washing and make my Fajr prayer before sunrise most mornings. Most Tuesdays and Thursdays (exercise days), I am ready by 8:00 a.m.to be picked up by senior transport and taken to the senior center.. I also plan to start exercising at least two additional days at home since I'm canceling my Planet Fitness membership. Also on non center days, usually twice a week, I go down to our complex’s laundry room before sunrise to wash clothes. Until a few days ago, I cleaned the machines, folding tables and emptied the lint traps on a volunteer basis on the days I washed clothes. Someone has been hired to do that now. I try to do a little cleaning in my apartment each day so as not to be overwhelmed.

I usually shop for groceries at the neighborhood supermarket once a week but in the past 9 days I shopped there twice and at Costco once. I spend a lot of time on the computer, my phone or tablet. I’m on three social networking sites and play Words With Friends & Cody Cross faithfully. About four times a week I’m on the phone with friends and/or family, sometimes having long conversations. membership and will start. I micro manage my finances (it’s like a hobby with me) and like to play with numbers so may spend a couple of hours a week doing that. I watch T.V. about 8 - 10 hours a week. Other things that may happen in any given week: appointments, lunching with someone, taking the train to the waterfront park (warm days) and shopping either online or at the stores downtown.

This past summer I spent every other week at our oceanfront timeshare. I want that to be my new normal in warm weather months. I’ll walk the boardwalk, take in their karaoke night (awesome singers), shmooze with some of the employees, use the fitness room, maybe do some shopping (besides the obligatory food shopping on Sundays), or take a boat ride and see a review show (I get free tickets).
 
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Marie5656

Well-known Member
Location
Rochester, NY
Depends on the week, or the day. I have a general to-do list, of every day type tasks, that I always do, prepare meals, light housekeeping, laundry. All as needed. I often plan trips out so I do several in a day. Combining trips.
And yes, there are times when, even though retired I do a "day off" just to relax, read, watch TV etc.

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peppermint

Member
Location
East Coast
When we both retired, we traveled to many places in the USA and the Islands....Now we are a little bit older we bought another home in another state....Just a 4 room cutie....We are keeping our home in our State....We come and go to both homes....
We stay in our State for the kids to have Christmas with us and my brother's family....Then we are out of here!!!!!!
 


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