"WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY"??????
Over the weekend I was reading Annie's blog( I think) or it may have been Sue who was asked by friends what they do all day, so I have been thinking exactly what do I do all day now that I'm retired and living in my retirement home? Have I gotten Yang and I so scheduled and organized? Is my home office neat and functional? Is my house so clean anyone is welcome to eat off of my floors? Does my home have a fresh dash of spring curb appeal? The answer is a loud NO! My days consist of tiny blocks of time and attention to all these things and then I'm exhausted and I need a nap. I no longer have the high level of energy I had pre stroke. And most days I am at peace with this new slower me. Me post stroke takes 3 days to vaccum the house and if the dusting and swiffer mopping the floors gets done at the same time, well we consider that a reason to take a week off. Except this week on Friday my company arrives for a weeks vacation and we're hosting Easter dinner.
Sooooooooo. just what do I do all day??????? The answer for me is I'm a day dreamer and dream away hours every day, I also give hours a day to thinking about things, some helpful and mentally healthy and others that can be classified in the Doesn't matter column. In between all that mental stimulation I do try to be productive in the form of Domestic duties. So though it doesn't tally up to appear to be hugely busy, it tires me out and reinforces that I am a stroke survivor that is differently abled. I write this because although I have reached acceptance and feel I've always been this way, I do have days that I struggle with not being productive as I once was. Maybe I will always be battling this issue, I don't know. I do know that I like being retired and try not to pressure myself with long lists of things to do. So what do YOU do all day?