Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #12061
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Yoga has been a daily activity, bout an hour each day, since mid February. Any other down-dogging retirees?
__________________

__________________
missedearly62 is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #12062
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I did a whole lotta nuttin' today.

Made coffee, emptied the dishwasher, and decidedly ignored the basket full of dirty laundry.

I did my ministepper exercise. For lunch, I sauteed my first little harvest of Cos type lettuce (relative of Romaine, short season grower) in olive oil with some chorizo flavored ground pork crumbles, plated and topped with ground Asiago cheese. Dessert was a Red Delicious apple with a little PB spread on the slices. I think I hit all the food groups.

I'm catching up on the board threads while I listen to Soundscapes instrumental music on the digital cable service. It's raining, hard enough to hear it hitting the roof.

I'm sitting upright in the leather recliner. I just woke up from an unplanned midafternoon snooze. I have no idea how long I was "out".
__________________

__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #12063
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
...ignored the basket full of dirty laundry...
If they stay in the basket long enough, they're clean again...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #12064
Recycles dryer sheets
Retire2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by missedearly62 View Post
Yoga has been a daily activity, bout an hour each day, since mid February. Any other down-dogging retirees?

I ER'd this year from a career in Finance but continue to teach yoga. I teach 8 regular yoga classes each week and usually sub 1 to 3 classes for other teachers so roughly 11 classes per week. Loving it. Let's stay in touch, us yogis and yoginis!

Retire2013
__________________
Formerly known as "Retire 2014" Due to aggressive saving and a lot of luck managed to get out at end of March 2013, hence, the name change :)
Retire2013 is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #12065
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 265
I take a yoga class twice a week and do yoga and (would like to say all, but that would be an exaggeration on the days I don't have class). I feel much better when I keep up my yoga class.
__________________
FIYes is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #12066
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
imoldernu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peru
Posts: 4,616
Went to the lake to clean up on Sunday... with 6200 sites, because of the cold and wet here in Illinois, almost no one there. I put out two bird feeders, and filled them. The raccoon got the first one last night... chewed through the rope and crashed the feeder. Then, to add insult to injury he chewed the deck railing that goes down to the lake.
In two days the birds were so busy, they went through 10 pounds of feed. At this rate, I'll have to apply for food stamps. Counted 13 different species, a new record. Even the four different woodpeckers were at the feeder. They usually just go for the suet.
Monday, I planted a crabapple tree near the lake, then this morning, saw a beaver swimming by, so had to wrap the trunk with chicken wire.
Two deer out in the field, and one of our resident grass carp swimming by like a shark... (4 feet long). Our great blue heron pair, a few dozen Canada geese, and a woodchuck complete the current menagerie. Sadly, our moles are also back... with a vengeance. The little guys can destroy a lawn in three or four days... 1/4 mile of tunnels in a single day.
Hummers haven't arrived.
That's it from Lake Wobegone... Next week... the boats...
__________________
Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. - Eleanor Roosevelt
imoldernu is offline  
Old 04-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #12067
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
If they stay in the basket long enough, they're clean again...
I've heard that!

Today is yet another goof off day...it's partly cloudy, partly sunny, changing by the hour. I moved a few of my seeded Earthboxes outside to the open deck. Only cool weather type crops are planted, so no danger. The next few weeks will be a proverbial game of
cat-n-mouse with the thermometer. Move 'em outside, move 'em inside. Caster wheels make all the difference.

PS I did do 2 loads of laundry and hung it up to dry on my indoor clothesline.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 04-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #12068
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
seraphim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,492
Freebird; you forgot a food group:

Chocolate.

T minus six work days and I got swamped.
__________________
"Growing old is no excuse for growing up."
seraphim is offline  
Old 04-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #12069
Full time employment: Posting here.
citrine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 944
Cleaned, had three clients, went grocery shopping to get salad stuff....been craving spinach and veggies....strange day!
__________________
citrine is offline  
Old 04-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #12070
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
If they stay in the basket long enough, they're clean again...
Just do the sniff test.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline  
Old 04-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #12071
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
heeyy_joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Madeira Beach Fl
Posts: 1,403
Horse racing tonite! And they're off!
__________________
_______________________________________________
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do" --Bob Dylan.
heeyy_joe is offline  
Old 04-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #12072
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,950
Somehow I managed to throw my back out last night, while assembling a bathroom cabinet from Amazon. (That says something about "ease of assembly", I suppose, given that I have lifted 15-20 tons at the gym three days a week for years, with no back issues.)

After that, I was in too much pain to sleep or nap for even a moment. I watched the Boston bomber pursuit footage all night instead. Can't find my heating pad, but using the shower massager with hot water seems to help a little. I hardly ever throw my back out, so I am sure this can't last for long. Hope not.

Still, the worst day of retirement beats the best day at work, for me.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now  
Old 04-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #12073
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Somehow I managed to throw my back out last night, while assembling a bathroom cabinet from Amazon. (That says something about "ease of assembly", I suppose, given that I have lifted 15-20 tons at the gym three days a week for years, with no back issues.)

After that, I was in too much pain to sleep or nap for even a moment. I watched the Boston bomber pursuit footage all night instead. Can't find my heating pad, but using the shower massager with hot water seems to help a little. I hardly ever throw my back out, so I am sure this can't last for long. Hope not.

Still, the worst day of retirement beats the best day at work, for me.
Take care of that back. It's weird how easy movements etc can throw it out.

I've been watching Boston bomber coverage almost exclusively for the last 24 hours.
__________________
Ronstar is online now  
Old 04-20-2013, 05:16 AM   #12074
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,579
Played around with the new macro flash unit. Weather was forecast to be rainy all day although it didn't start until late so missed opportunities further than the back yard.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Macro_shots-3.jpg (50.2 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg spring_signs-8.jpg (63.0 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg Wasp-2.jpg (220.7 KB, 3 views)
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline  
Old 04-20-2013, 05:54 AM   #12075
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
seraphim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,492
Sitting here on my last Saturday of w%$k...

Well, AT w%$k.

Friday can't get here quickly enough.
__________________
"Growing old is no excuse for growing up."
seraphim is offline  
Old 04-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #12076
Moderator
MBAustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,166
I am in a once-a-week yoga class but my other activities often cause me to miss it. My body really misses it when I do, so I really should find another class so that I get at least one in each week (and two would be a bonus). But I am very particular to my particular teacher, having heard horror stories about other teachers.
__________________
"One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute." William Feather
----------------------------------
ER'd Oct. 2010 at 53. Life is good.
MBAustin is offline  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #12077
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
redduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: yonder
Posts: 2,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post

Made coffee, emptied the dishwasher...
I also made coffee. But there was no need to empty the dishwasher because it broke two days ago. So, what did I do today? Well, I installed a brand-new dishwasher. Actually, I had a bit of help. Yesterday, I called our appliance repairman and explained the dishwasher problem. He came over today at 9:30 AM with a brand-new dishwasher; he pulled out the old one, put in a new one; hauled away the old one. That's what I did today. Later in the afternoon I took an 1 1/2 hour nap.
__________________
redduck is online now  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:32 AM   #12078
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,020
See this thread.

Need Hawaii tourist suggestions
__________________
Meadbh is offline  
Old 04-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #12079
Recycles dryer sheets
Retire2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 392
Today starts my 4th week in ER. Finally started to feel relaxed enough to sleep until I get up naturally, without guilt and without the alarm clock. The weather has been so lovely since my first day of retirement April 1st. I have been taking many many walks with my dogs. They love ER as much as I do judging by the huge grins on their faces.

Dogwood, and cherry blossom, forsythia, tulips, daffodils, and magnolia bloom all around me. Cannot look in any direction without seeing so many beautiful flowers. I feel truly blessed to be beginning my ER at such a beautiful time of year but I bet I would love ER just as much if it had started during a blizzard.

Free time after decades of hard work feels so delicious. I look forward to doing more of the same. Day after day. Enjoying my coffee or tea, reading, walking the dogs, eating a small breakfast, cleaning the house, laundry, ironing, dusting, a little bit of investment-related paper work or computer time, and then writing in my journal, then heading to Whole Foods to pick up some kale, chard, and any kind of fish that may be on sale, teaching a yoga class or two, then home to prepare and enjoy dinner.

Quiet, leisurely, uneventful day --- one after another. I look forward to another 30 years of this if I should be lucky enough to live that long.
__________________
Formerly known as "Retire 2014" Due to aggressive saving and a lot of luck managed to get out at end of March 2013, hence, the name change :)
Retire2013 is offline  
Old 04-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #12080
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
Slept in after a late night flight home from a NYC wedding. For some reason the wedding DJs are finding more and more songs we've never heard of but we managed to dance a little to a few oldies.
__________________

__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:11 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.