Last Wednesday of 2016. Otherwise, not really a special day. Wife is heading Next Door shortly.
Now, our post-retirement schedule doesn't really have a lot of items.
- Sunday morning is church worship services. I generally do not make it to the evening services, primarily saving gasoline.
- Monday is a quiet day. Wife looks forward to watching Antiques Road Show in the evening.
- Tuesday is normally a day that Wife is next door with Great Niece.
- one Tuesday per month, my Social Security hits. So it may be a day that I head out to grocery store and to buy a tank of gas to last the month
- one Tuesday per month, her Disability check hits. Pay bills that the SS didn't cover.
- frequently, that Tuesday with the Little One has us taking her to the local library branch for a "story time" program that they have for the pre-school kids. Gives me an excuse to hit the stacks, return books, and pick up anything I've asked be sent over from another branch or the Main.
- Wednesday is "collect the trash" day. Trash pickup is early Thursday, so I accumulate the one bag of kitchen trash, one small bag of living room trash, one very small bag (actually a plastic grocery bag) of trash from the bath room, and a pass through the cat litter pans. All into the trash can, and at some point the can goes out to the road.
- I generally don't make the Wednesday night prayer meeting, again saving gasoline
- Thursday is normally another day that Wife is with Great Niece.
- Friday is a quiet day, normally.
- Saturday may or may not be quiet. Much depends on what else is going on -- some times we get together with those next door, particularly in the warmer weather.
That's the highlights. Not much. During the warm weather, I may go off on a several mile long walk. Enjoyable, cheap, healthy. If Wife is into one of her episodes of sleeping a lot, it gives me something to do. Oh, and I do all the laundry, and I wash the dishes (by hand) and do the around-the-house stuff, like taking care of the cats and their needs and wants.
Yes, I hit the Internet. Yes, I read (library is free) and have access, free, to a wide range of e-books and audiobooks and downloadable music. But it's not the constant barrage of activity that was my life, particularly since around 1980, added to with marriage and family duties from about 1988 on. A bit of a breather is nice. But I need to get back at things, this vegetating just is not for me.
All of which will be addressed in the changes beginning in the next few days. Or that is part of the plan, Lord willing.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Zechariah.
The New Testament reading for the day is chapter 19 of the Revelation