Friday, July 1, 2016

I Saw it on Facebook











Who doesn't love Maxine!?!  She often says what the rest of the 50+ set is thinking.  I remember back in the 80's I belonged to a spa and one day the little lady that came around and checked your vitals took my heart rate.  It was something like 62bpm.  She said, "Oh, how many miles do you run a week?"  I said, "Run?!  I don't run unless something is chasing me."  Maxine has the idea of a kind of running I am rather fond of.  

At times, I have fantasized about going down south somewhere where the cost of living is really low, getting a hut, stocking up on drinks and living off a fresh sea catch and local fruit.  In my head, it is a true paradise.  Until I am sick and miserable.  Until a storm washes my hut into the ocean.  Until the locals turn against the strange lady on the beach.  

I admit, as I get older and am still working a full week, I tend to coast more and more on the weekends.  I need my time to relax when I first come home in the evening.  Then later, after supper and any chores, I have to have some quiet sit with my feet up time to get ready for bed.  On Saturdays I sleep until I want to get up.  That could be anywhere between 9:00am or even occasionally as late at 1:00pm.  

We don't dash off to places for holidays.  We are old-fashioned that way. We prefer to hang close to home and relax.  Plus, there is a revival starting at church this Sunday.  So, I know I will do a useful thing or two on my three-day weekend, but for the most part, I plan to rest, revive and enjoy.

What about you?   Do you ever fantasize about living a laid-back, carefree life? Do you ever have sleep-in days?  Will you travel and work to enjoy your holiday or relax into it? 

Barbara


23 comments:

  1. Hi Barb - I am pretty much of a home body too. We do some traveling, but it is mostly to see family. Hope you have a good 4th of July.

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    1. Hey, when you live in a place that seems pretty well perfect to you, why spend time traveling that could be spent otherwise? A happy and safe 4th to you and yours as well.

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  2. We don't go anywhere on holidays. Are you kidding? That's when everyone is going somewhere. I'd rather stay home and hide.

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    1. So, true! So many of the "perfect" spots will be crowded. Also tends to be more folks getting behind the wheel when intoxicated on holiday weekends.

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  3. I like staying home too. Richard and I traveled a lot together while he was still alive. I am glad we did. But I am also glad I don't have to anymore. I used to dream of living in a hut on the beach and running in the sand to sell beer to the sun bather's. Alas I couldn't run anywhere anymore. But I would still go lie in the sand and drink beer if I could!! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Travel in the right time, to the right place can be very enjoyable. I'm just perfectly happy in my hubble on our hill.

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  4. We stay home too, in fact stay hoe most time. We used to drive over to the next town and park at Dairy Queen to watch the fireworks show at their park. Probably won't do that either. we're such old stick in the muds.

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    1. Sometimes it does seem that way, Paula. We don't run off to everything we hear about or are invited to anymore. A lot of it is because of Pete's good days and bad days. Part of it is after all of my going and coming all week for work, I'd just as well stay put. LOL

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  5. Oh sorry that should be sticks in the mud. lol

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  6. I feel the myself slowing too. However, every Saturday I announce to everyone that I am sleeping late. I get up about 6:30 am. Old habits are hard to break. But a nap is a good thing too. lol

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    1. When I stayed home with Hannah her first few years, I'd often nap in the afternoon. It worked out well then. Working full time, that is no option during the week.

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  7. I like quiet times on the weekend too for a bit of downtime. I find it more taxing getting out among crowds these days so I know we won't venture out to see fireworks. Hope you have a nice rest of weekend.

    Betty

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    1. Crowds of people don't really bother us, heavy traffic and traffic jams, that's another story. They have started having our local fireworks display several days before the holiday. To me, that just takes the "umph" our of it.

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  8. I pretty much live a laid back life. I'm quite fond of sleeping in when I can.

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  9. "I don't run unless something is chasing me." Priceless.

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    1. Yeah, as a child, it felt like you were flying when you ran. Once I got old enough it didn't feel like that anymore, I stopped.

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  10. Oh very nice idea to have a hut on beach. Fresh lobster and shrimp everyday. Fruity drinks with the paper umbrella. I want to pack my bags now!
    I told my friends and family that I planned on doing ZERO on July 4th and that's what I did. I never left the house and stayed in the pool all day. I rarely get days like that so it was nice.

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    1. Everybody needs a Zero day every now and then!

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  11. I have many daydreams about running away from society and living in a cabin in the woods alone and cut off. Mostly so I can work on my writing without distraction.

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  12. I get what you're saying. I don't work outside the home anymore, but I'm up early to see my wife off to work and stay on that schedule even when she's not working. She can sleep in, but I don't think I've slept past 7 AM for years other than a few times when I was sick.

    Age has slowed me down a great deal, but I still like to travel when I can. As long as I can have a nap now and then I'm okay.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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