Some days in retirement are like vacation. Take yesterday for example. I started the day slowly, catching up on news, blogs, and finances over breakfast. After lunch we we took a 2 hour bike ride and then headed over to our favorite winery to pick up our wine club shipment (saving the UPS charge while also enjoying a little tasting!)
That evening we went to one of the few remaining independently owned, single-screen movie houses left in the U.S. We love this theater, admission is $6 for the matinee and popcorn and sodas are half the price of the multi-screen theaters. Before each show, the owners come out to tell movie-goers about upcoming films and local happenings.
We topped off our evening by going out for dinner and enjoying some good eavesdropping. My favorite quote from the woman to my left, "I feel SO much better when I drink wine!" Well yeah.
Contrast that with today. Change the beds, do laundry, vacuum, sweep, mop, dust and clean the bathrooms. Do my nails, touch up my hair color, and think about going for a jog (but decide to suffer the guilt instead.) Oh, and no wine.
But even with days like today, it sure beats working.