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Old 10-12-2015, 10:03 AM   #21
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I promised myself that I would buy an elliptical machine and use it Monday through Friday mornings - instead of going to work. I'm now a decade into ER and I've been faithful to my pledge. Consequently, my BP and cholesterol numbers are good and I"m feeling great.

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:25 AM   #22
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I like it that I don't have to rush and do binge cooking on Sundays for the whole week. I cook every day - spend time shopping for (or find it in the freezer) and cooking what I want to eat that day. We even bake our own bread now.

No longer rushed to get things done in limited time.

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Old 10-12-2015, 02:10 PM   #23
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DW and I enjoyed the weekend hanging out with MIL and FIL doing a few chores that they are no longer easily able to do....all while our own DS1 and DS2 were off traveling to different places on their own.

Lucky to have in-laws that I like and happy to be here for them and assist them as they age.

Also lucky to have a couple teen agers who are becoming fairly independent and not afraid to travel on their own. Now to launch them .... Successfully ..... Not exactly a little thing. But I guess the 1000 mile journey begins with a first step. Small victories lead to bigger victories.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:41 PM   #24
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I have random moments of giddiness, I will be out somewhere, maybe walking the dogs not caring what time it is, and I start giggling like a kid. No doubt I look like a nutter when I do this, but it feels really good.

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:02 PM   #25
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I have random moments of giddiness, I will be out somewhere, maybe walking the dogs not caring what time it is, and I start giggling like a kid. No doubt I look like a nutter when I do this, but it feels really good.

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I have the bouts of giddiness too. I know I look goofy, but I don't really care! Being FIRED IS truly the best drug out there!

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:18 PM   #26
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We don't rush the dishes either. Half the time I do them the next morning so I can spend time with the family in the evening when we are all free.

I do the "have dinner ready for DW when she gets home" thing. Since she dropped back to 3 or 4 days per week and now works from home, it's easier to predict when she'll be home for dinner.

Today was one of DW's days off, so we made homemade egg rolls which is a somewhat time intensive dish. Very nice to not have to worry about maintaining a schedule or cooking something quick because we're strapped for time. This new semi-retirement schedule for DW is working out very nicely.

I'm still frustrated with my inability to read more than 1 book every week or two, but I've got a lot going on I guess. Maybe I'll save the sitting in a recliner reading a book for when I get old in my 40's and 50's.

Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (6, 11, and 13).
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