9 Nov 2009

FUN MONDAY - A day



Mama Rehma's challenge is :

Your Day: please describe to us your typical weekday, from when you wake up until when you go to bed, what do you do to get you up and going, how do you wind down in the evening and what happens in your life in between those times. For some of us, the drama is in the mornings and evenings and for others, it is during the day.

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My days all year around are now the same, because I don't work anymore, I only realize that it is sunday because all shops are closed.

I could describe my normal days like a pearl necklace, they are all the same.

I wake up, do my yoga exercises under the watchful eyes of 2 to 4 cats, push on the button of the perculator, feed 5 hungry cats, evenutally pick up a dead mouse out of Rosie's food bowl, take my cup of coffee and sit down at my computer to read emails and check if the posts I had prepared the day before were published at the right time.

Around 10 it's telephone time, chatting and updating news with my friends, after that shower and getting dressed. With the help of usually 2 cats I make the beds. If there is some time left I go shopping then we have a little lunch usually in form of bread, cheese and Italian ham, while watching a little crime story we had recorded before.

Mr. G then retires with two cats for a nap. I am busy with my virtual life, and in real life, in summer a little garden work, in winter usually nothing. At 6 pm I shut down my computer for the day, prepare the evening meal, eat, watch TV and go to bed.

This sounds pretty boring, but of course I also go out photo hunting, have my painting course, meet my friends, visit expositions, and wherever there is something going on in a town I am there. Belgium is so small that you can do all in one day. You drive 250 km (155 miles) in all directions and you are in Germany, Holland, Luxembourg or France.

Householdwise I am very lazy. I put the washing machine on from time to time, no ironing anymore since Mr. G. is also home and I only buy things which don't need ironing. I also push the button of the dishwasher when it's full. For cleaning I have Janka once a week, who takes care of us as if we were two children.

And for the moment I am here in Egypt enjoying the sunshine ! Retirement is nice !

18 comments:

Thom said...

I love your day. :) Crap you must have gone to Egypt when I was so behind on my posts or something. Have a great time :) And Pay your house clearner well would ya....She emailed me and said you could be quiet the tight wad ROFLMAO!!

Loree said...

I like the way you spend your days ... so relaxing. I always seem to be on the go and my patience is always running short.

Eppie said...

not at boring! very exciting...wish I was retired too..:)

I'm planning a trip to Egypt next week..pls post more info and pictures of Egypt...Hope you are having wonderful time!

cynicalgirl57 said...

Ah, retirement! I should be so lucky one day.

diane said...

Sounds like a very comfortable life to me. You seem to fit a lot in one day.Have a nice holiday.

Janis said...

LOL...Your life sounds the same as me....Retirement is WONDERFUL! Have a great time in Egypt, looking forward to hearing about it and photos of the many sights there.

Melli said...

Aside from Mom, your life is very similar to my own. Get up, do what I want! LOL! I don't turn my computer off to watch tv in the evening though. I turn it off when I am ready to go read and go to bed.

I do hope you are ENJOYING your Egypt! And your good friend!

Sayre said...

Your day sounds like heaven. I usually take on some big cleaning project once a week, but let the rest of the house slide a bit until the weekend when vaccuming and dusting sometimes occurs. Right now, I'm painting a closet that probably hasn't been painted in 40 years. It's a challenge!

Mar said...

I don't have cats to feed but I am lucky too that I can pretty much decide what I want to do with my days!!

Enjoy the sun in Egypt and take care!

wendishness said...

Gattina, that's not a bad day, it sounds nice and relaxing! I hope you're enjoying Egypt!

Lil Mouse said...

It must be nice to just take off and go somewhere. It's hard in the states to do so, if you live in the middle of the country, it takes days or thousands of dollars in airfare to get anywhere.

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

I need to move to Belgium.

Here, you drive 150 miles and you're still in Texas. Yee-haw, Y'all!!

Vlado&Toni said...

wow.. lucky you Gattina to be in Egype enjoying the sunshine .. looking for nice bargains and watching tourists and locals, while we get wet in this gray, wet november ...have fun!

Vlado&Toni said...

wow.. lucky you Gattina to be in Egype enjoying the sunshine .. looking for nice bargains and watching tourists and locals, while we get wet in this gray, wet november ...have fun!

claudie said...

Would want to be with you in Egypt!!! can't wait to know more about!

Dr.John said...

You do have great days.

grace said...

thanks for playing...maybe you should just drive down to Kenya and say hi to my folks, after all you are in the same continent. Sounds like you have a fun day mostly

Faye said...

I too have retired days where one activity just drifts into another. Unfortunately, when people ask what I've been up to I usually say "Nothing". Sounds very boring, but they don't understand--as you say--a "virtual" life. that, is not boring at all. Why this morning I've been to the Red Sea!