Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What a Lazy Morning

 

I got up this morning at 0758, which is later than usual. The reason was the pouring rain and darkness outside (thank you, Sally). The sound of rain hitting the roof and lack of light contributed to my laziness. When I finally made it downstairs, @neutralobserver was in the recliner reading instead of her usual spot at the computer. Then I looked out one of the front windows:

Yep, the rain finally stopped and it’s getting lighter by the minute as I post this. Still, it was one of those mornings where you just don’t feel like doing anything. However, the morning has set the tone for the rest of the day. You can plan your days like this when you’re retired . . .

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  1. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama ToadJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Our well bottomed out last night and needed a couple of hours to fill up again… we could use some of that rain, but there’s a lot of places in the country who need it even more than we do…

    Enjoy the day… I’ve got a pot of chili simmering on the stove, it would be perfect for a rainy afternoon…

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:42 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    I got up at 4:59 PM yesterday from a short nap. Haven’t been back to sleep since.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:44 AM PDT
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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Stad my aunt said that the best thing about being retired was that if you didn’t want to get up or get going in the morning, you didn’t have to. Enjoy the day.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:47 AM PDT
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  4. Stad Thatcher
    Stad

    CB Toder aka Mama Toad (View Comment):

    Our well bottomed out last night and needed a couple of hours to fill up again… we could use some of that rain, but there’s a lot of places in the country who need it even more than we do…

    Enjoy the day… I’ve got a pot of chili simmering on the stove, it would be perfect for a rainy afternoon…

    Chili sounds like a fabulous idea! However, it’s a lazy day now, so I’ll open a couple of cans . . .

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:48 AM PDT
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  5. Stad Thatcher
    Stad

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Stad my aunt said that the best thing about being retired was that if you didn’t want to get up or get going in the morning, you didn’t have to. Enjoy the day.

    Your aunt was right. However, I make it a point to get up in order to verify I’m still alive . . .

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:50 AM PDT
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  6. EHerring Coolidge

    Yep, same here. Lights have blinked occasionally so we pushed hard to get the grandkids’ online homework done, fearing we would lose electricity. I am surprised at how little wind we have had.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 9:19 AM PDT
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  7. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Nobody believes that you plan your days.

    Stad: You can plan your days like this when you’re retired . . .

     

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    • September 17, 2020, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  8. AUMom Member
    AUMomJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It has stopped raining in the Upstate of SC. Still pretty dreary though. 

    As far as the laziness meter goes, my Fitbit has registered 176 steps. It’s 1:35 in the afternoon. 

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    • September 17, 2020, at 10:35 AM PDT
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  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    May we please have some of your rain? Yep, that’s someone in Western Washington pleading for rain! Smoke is still pretty bad here, and we are urged not to go outside unless absolutely necessary.

    My retirement since we got home from South Dakota has been filled with financial planning and manipulation, worry about finances, and dentists (I just got home from a 2-hour appointment). Tomorrow, I go to the clinic to get a routine blood draw. I have been working out on my home rowing machine daily, since I can’t do much outside.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 5:51 PM PDT
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  10. JustmeinAZ Member

    Oh Happy Day! I retired 5 years ago and I’m not tired of it yet. I can get up when I want to, not when I have to. I can be busy or not, whatever I decide. I got a housecleaner last year when I was ill and we decided to keep her. All I could say was “where have you been all my life?” So I have even more leisure time. Love, love, love it!

    And chili sounds good even though we’re still having 100 degree + weather.

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    • September 18, 2020, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  11. drlorentz Member
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    We haven’t had rain here in about six months. I miss rain.

     

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    • September 18, 2020, at 10:20 AM PDT
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  12. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama ToadJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):
    And chili sounds good even though we’re still having 100 degree + weather.

    It was so so good… we made biscuits too, and ate in a hurry because we had to go out to help out at movie night at our local library. They showed The Pursuit of Happyness in the parking lot and we helped sell popcorn and water. When we got home we were all chilled from being outside for hours, so we all had another cup before bed.

    And I made enough that I’ll get another meal out of it… yummmm… it only gets better as the days pass…

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    • September 18, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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  13. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama ToadJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    We haven’t had rain here in about six months. I miss rain.

    love that song…

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    • September 18, 2020, at 10:46 AM PDT
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  14. colleenb Member
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    We haven’t had rain here in about six months. I miss rain.

     

    One reason I don’t think I could move to a desert clime like southern California, eastern Oregon, etc. My mom loved the four seasons of Virginia when we moved here – especially autumn and the trees turning color. 

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    • September 18, 2020, at 11:48 AM PDT
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  15. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    According to yesterday’s evening news, where I live got 6.28 inches of rain yesterday. I was driving in a bunch of it, thanks to a visit to a client. ):

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    • September 18, 2020, at 11:49 AM PDT
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