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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Well I have been quarantined for 10 days. it feels like longer in some ways and shorter in others. I was very grateful for the break I did not get anything accomplished that I thought I could. I thought I would have a bit of a cold and be able to work on my quilt or work my puzzle. That was not the case. I could barely stand up long enough to make tea at times. I feel like I was in another world. it gives me a sense of what retirement might look like. I think I would have to make a real plan to get things accomplished otherwise the days would pass and I would sit there on the couch. I have a few more years of work. but could as few as 5 more. We will see.
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    I recommend "Keys to a Successful Retirement" by Fritz Gilbert. It will help you prepare for a fulfilling retirement. His blog, Retirement Manifesto is really good too. Hope you feel better.
    74 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I just noticed your blog. I have just gotten over Covid. I did have a minor case but no energy and many aches and pains. I am so happy that you have recovered. emoticon
    89 days ago
  • BONNIE1552
    Sorry that you've had to deal with covid, but glad that you're recovering at home.
    96 days ago
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    Hope you get well very soon and back at work.
    99 days ago
    OH my! So sorry that you got Covid. I hope you're feeling better soon. HUGS and blessings.

    102 days ago
    First of all, thank you for you service in your nursing home job. That had to be the most difficult place to be during this challenging year except for many the ER.

    I hope you recover quickly. My family has been very affected by this virus to varying degrees from asymptomatic to severe.

    Rest, rest, rest and let your body recover.

    This is not a preview of retirement, not at all. In fact, I heartily recommend it.
    Just keep on a healthy path so you will have the energy to take advantage of everything the world has to offer once it's safe to travel again.

    Good Luck!
    103 days ago
    103 days ago
    I hope you get better soon!
    105 days ago
    Retirement is what you make. I loved my little part time job ( about 15 hrs. weekly) until Covid happened. I volunteer at a food bank on Tuesdays. Other days I can play golf and the other days I love being home and manage to have time for Spark People exercise. Fun times! emoticon
    106 days ago
  • LIS193
    106 days ago
    Get well soon! Retirement is what you make it. You can be a couch potato or you can become physically active as well as active in church and community.
    106 days ago
    LOL - I also have great plans when I am off and they never seem to happen - funny how that happens.
    106 days ago
    After my dad retired he went and got himself a part time job doing something he truly enjoyed. He only stopped doing that a couple of years ago, and he’s in his late 70s. Now he has hobbies that keeps him occupied.
    106 days ago
    I've heard you should make sure to have a bunch of fulfilling hobbies! My gran basically lived to work, so retirement has been horrible for her...
    106 days ago
    I always have unreasonably high hopes for productivity when I’m sick... remember your body needs to heal! Cut yourself some slack 😊. I hear a lot about retirement being boring- maybe start scoping out volunteer opportunities?
    106 days ago
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