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January 29, 2021: Glimpse at my Day

68 years old, freshly retired and loving every minute of it! My day was pretty leisurely and I forgot to take any photos in the evening (not that I did anything anyway after dinner).


I sleep until I wake up naturally. It's wonderful not to live life according to a clock. Looks like a chilly day on tap, but sunny.
Time and Temp Check jan 29.png

Sleepyhead me in my sheep pajamas.
Sleepy Head jan 29.jpg

Cloudwalker makes loud demands to be fed.
Hungry Cloudwalker jan 29.jpg

I accommodate him and his brother Fletcher.
Fletcher breakfast jan 29.jpg

I get ready for the day. Am sparing you the photos of ablutions, but here are the clothes for the day laid out. Since it's a cold day I am wearing Cuddlduds underneath.
todays wardrobe jan 29.jpg

Time for coffee and the daily vitamins/supplements.
Coffee and Supplements jan 29.jpg

And breakfast. I'm just coming off a visit from my son and daughter-in-law, who ate me out of house and home. Barely enough coffee to make a small pot, and the last of the eggs for breakfast! No bread for toast, either.
scrambled eggs jan 29.jpg

While enjoying my breakfast, I catch up on some news. As you can see, Cloudwalker also appreciates being well informed.
Morning News 8 am jan 29.jpg

And then I catch up with my friends on LiveJournal and also post about the visit with the kids.
LJ post 2 jan 29.PNG

Time to tidy up!
wash dishes jan 29.jpg

Since I'm short on some essentials, I make a quick run to the Publix grocery store. It's pricey but close to my home so I generally only use it for small purchases in 'emergency' situations, like this morning.

Ugh, there's frost on the ground! Glad I finally got my garage doors replaced so I don't have to scrape frost off the car windows.
frost on the grass jan 29.jpg

The store was pretty empty and the trip was quick. Thankfully everyone was wearing masks inside. Back home to put away my small haul of food. I got coffee, eggs and bread, and also got a couple jars of ready-made gravy to use with leftovers. And some chicken tenders that were on sale, for later use.
grocery haul jan 29.jpg

By now it's past 11 am and it is beautifully sunny and warming up. I'm ready to go to the library and get new books. So far this year I've read 7 books. I wasn't reading at all for pleasure the last few years of work, so this is such a wonderful re-discovery! Having the time to read whenever I want is one of the best things about retirement.

I take the charming, peaceful back road to town.
peaceful back road jan 29.jpg

Until I get close to town. They are extending a divided highway on this side of town, and it intersects with my peaceful back road that I've driven for more than 30 years. It makes me sad to know the traffic is going to snarl up here soon. They're putting in a roundabout here.
construction on back road.jpg

Here's our lovely new library. I wish I'd thought to take pictures inside - so spacious and pretty. I had to go through a checkpoint where they took my temperature and asked me questions before letting me in. We are limited to 75 people in the library and a maximum visit of one hour. That's kind of tough on students trying to do research for papers!
library jan 29.jpg

However, I quickly find four suitable books and am back on my way. I'm working my way through the Agatha Christie novels and find two I haven't read. Plus I pick up two classic apocalyptic books to read. I have a big weakness for apocalyptic/dystopian fiction.
library books jan 29.jpg

Now that I'm back home, I decide to tackle one of my retirement 'projects', and that is to inventory my fanzines and re-read them. I am not likely to get rid of them, but they've been tucked away in boxes in a closet for several years and I'd like to refresh my memory and enjoy them again.

So, here are some of my zines. These are only Man from UNCLE zines and mostly slash. There's a lot more to go that I haven't unpacked yet. Yeah, I've been in fandom for a while.
mfu zines jan 29.jpg

Oops, time gets away from me! Fletcher has a 3 pm appointment at the vet, because he's been sneezing and his eyes are all watery and I'm worried he's getting a respiratory infection. So I load him up in the carrier and off we go. He is NOT a happy camper.
Fletcher going to vet jan 29.jpg

At the vet they don't let people in. You call when you arrive and someone comes out to get your pet for treatment. Then, you just sit and wait. And wait. And wait. They were very busy this afternoon. But I'm happy to wait, I've been going to this vet for over 30 years and they are fantastic. The original vet was lauded as one of the best veterinarians in the country and his younger partner is also very good. I trust them with my babies' health.
at the vet jan 29.jpg

The news is good. Fletcher is fine. The symptoms are probably either allergies or stress-induced (he was very stressed while 'strangers' were in his home for days on end). We go back home.

By now it's 4 pm and I'm hungry. I feed the cats first and then make a tossed salad and a hot roast beef sandwich using leftover roast beef from the other night. It's tasty and comforting on a chilly afternoon.
dinner jan 29.jpg

And now that my tummy is full and the light is waning, it's time to settle in for a relaxing evening. I turn on the fireplace and get comfy in the recliner chair. Fletcher normally curls up in the basket on the hearth but not tonight. He still hasn't forgiven me. Clow got in my lap, and it's time to read one of my new books!
reading by the fire jan 29.jpg

And that's the end of my pictures. I read for an hour or two then turned on the TV and watched The Rachel Maddow Show and after that I kinda sorta nodded off. I woke up around midnight and took myself to bed at that point.
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