Originally Posted by AltaRed
I have no idea how ER'd folks who say they don't know (or don't care) what day of the week it is, really can function that way literally. An active (and relaxing and happy) ER lifestyle involves commitments and interactions with others that requires one to remember when and where such activities are to happen. Perhaps not knowing what day it is, is really more figurative than literal. What is liklely most important is to have sufficient unscheduled time to feel like one has no constraints.
It's easy to function this way. Unless I have a scheduled appointment or commitment somewhere, the only day of the week I really need to keep track of is garbage day. When I look out in the morning and see that my neighbors have their trash cans out, then I know that's
the day. Once I have that one figured out, then I know the very next day is "$9 ribeye special" day. Beyond that.....I really don't
I don't need to know the day of the week for watching TV, 'cause I watch it very little. Getting together with friends is quite easy most anytime, because most of my friends either have very flexible w*rk schedules or they're retired, and we all just make plans as we go along.
When we travel we come and go as we please, so what day of the week it is doesn't matter. And we don't usually make hotel reservations ahead, we just drive until we're ready to stop, then find a place. If we travel with a tour group, we look at the itinerary each evening to see what time we need to be moving in the morning....and they keep us informed during the day of times and places for that day.
I think of my retirement years just like those years long ago before "life" happened. You know.....before the big people sent you packing to kindergarten.....and then everything spiraled downhill from there....1st grade, 2nd, 3rd......HS....college.....
Now I'm back to the "Land Before YUCK". Those endless days & months & years......of PLAY!!! As a little kid, before my sentencing to kindergarten, I didn't know what day of the week it was.....heck, I didn't care what day of the week it was! If it was a Monday, I played. If it was a Thursday, I played. I got to play every day! Responsibilities were few! So, now........."I'm Baaaaaccccckkkkk!!!!"