Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Beginnings

Life is much less organized since we retired.  Of course, I’m comparing now with a life controlled by the ringing of a bell every few minutes and time divided into six-week intervals.  Furthermore, I had to write down what I was going to be doing during those time periods and turn it in to someone.  Every nine months, everything came to a full stop, you evaluated the past year, and then you started over.  Now time just flows, and there are no bells ringing.  One commitment a day seems like enough. 
My “have-to” calendar for this week:
  • Monday—Mailed package of ebay merchandise.  Prepaid, so just involved driving through and dropping in outside mailbox.  Called the gas company and scheduled a time for meter replacement.  (THIS turned into a major nuisance involving lengthy holds and repeating the same information over and over.  The waiting music was, however, pleasant.)
  • Tuesday—Noon Bible Study, beginning the Book of Hebrews.  I’m planning for a lunch from the Tasty Cream to bring home with me.  Replacement of gas meter.  After 20 minutes of calling, I have an appointment for them to come between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The replacement will be followed by the ceremonial relighting of the pilot light on the water heater.
  • Wednesday—Perhaps help DH replace tags on car and pickup.  One vehicle just needs a new sticker attached to the windshield.  The other one needs the sticker and actual new metal plates.  (I’m excited!  I am old enough to remember when there were new metal plates every year, and I always feel somewhat cheated by just stickers. With the infrequent replacement of the actual plates, you don’t see people using them for metal siding on the garage or tool shed, either.  A whole style of folk architecture has disappeared.)
  • Thursday—Call to find out what days the Driver’s License office is open because I have a birthday coming up and this is my turn to actually go in physically to renew my license.
  • Friday—Who knows?
Every day, I plan to knit on my Clapotis.  I have finished the middle, and I’m into the decrease section.  That’s over 80% done, using the rule of fifths.  I will also be reading and listening to audio books while I knit.
Not exactly earth-shaking, is it? 


Carrie said...

You may be able to do your drivers license renewal online....

Soonerbeknitting said...

Sounds nice to me. I am facing a benchmark today for a crazy teacher. Her administration directions sound a lot like the Hokey-Pokey. "Every 30 minutes all students must close their books, stand up and stretch." and so on.

Deb said...

I think I rather like your less harried schedule. I know I hate the up at 4:45 am, out the door at 6:15 am, work until 4:30, exercise, dinner, homework, chores, bedtime at 9:30 schedule I'm keeping right now!