Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Retirement Regression

Since I retired, I live like a teenage boy. That's why I can't let anyone in my house. I stay up late, sleep late, stay on the computer too much, watch TV, play my version of video games (Scrabble and Family Feud on Facebook and Spider Solitaire), don't make my bed, and have clutter. See? That is what is happening! So I guess I'll just have to channel my inner mother and nag myself into it.

Homage to Dust Bunnies ...
It wasn't this bad when I first retired and was managing emails, reading and writing blogs, having phone conversations, catching up on TV shows, enjoying books, and socializing with friends. I was able to devote time to housework of sorts but not the way I used to do it. I cooked and kept a clean house that always looked lived in and enjoyed. That's my style - casual eclectic. But now it borders on Hoarders in places and got that way after I was sick. Then social networking took on Facebook and Twitter and house neglect set in. I'm going to have to cut back on those because it's not likely I'll watch less TV. I used to tell students that they have to establish their priorities. That's what I've been doing and need to change my priorities until I get the house the way I want it. There are a couple of weeks before classes start that I'm auditing. One of the classes has nine required novels to read and the other has three books! Thank goodness I don't have to write papers and take quizzes, etc. for them, but I do plan to do the writing for the Creative Writing class.

Perhaps this is my problem! (Oh yeah right! Can I be Bernice and Einstein at the same time?)

Anyone remember Moonbeam McSwine? I won't be in touch as often until I clean up my act and house!


Annie Joy said...

Almost like I could have written your post myself! It seems that I go in a cycle of thinking about the (many) things I want to do, to read, to accomplish, to enjoy, to write about and then find myself in a "don't-want-to-do-anything-but-watch-Law and Order-reruns" mind-numbing funk. It's an almost-daily challenge to keep myself going, even though I feel so much better when I do! If you find a solution, I'd be interested!

Joy said...

Same here - if you find one, please let me know! Glad to know I'm not alone in this. :-)