Time Drags For Me. How About You?

Discussion in 'Retirement & Leisure' started by Lon Tanner, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Lon Tanner

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    Here it is 9:30 AM on a Thursday morning and I have been up since 4:30 AM. I went to bed at 8 PM last night. I have had my shower, eaten breakfast, washed a few personal items just to pass time. Took several short walks of 10 minutes with my walker to keep my legs and feet as limber as possible. I will read for a while, answer some email and watch some news on TV. I try to stay busy but it seems like time just Draaaaaags.
     
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  2. Beth Gallagher

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    I'm just the opposite; seems like the older I get, the faster the days whiz by.
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Our time here goes super fast...…..almost unbelievably fast.
     
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  4. Holly Saunders

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    I can imagine that not having enough to do would make the day seem very long for you, Lon... When you're used to being able to get up and out and about, and now being limited to how far you can walk etc, so spontaneity is pretty much gone, where you can't just get up and go do something new, or visit friends, when the fancy takes you.

    What about doing something online?

    perhaps ''google hobbies to do online..''... and see if there's something that takes your fancy which would help fill the day...
     
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  5. Bess Barber

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    Usually my days go by faster than I wished, but when they don't, it's usually because I need to do something out of routine or just get out of the house. A draggy day is a sign of boredom. You are an intelligent man and probably aren't as entertained by just watching TV all day like some other of the residents are. I think @Holly Saunders has a great idea. It's time for you to find a hobby or something you can volunteer at. This will help break up a long day.
     
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    I play Farmville. ...some others...keeps my mind occupied
     
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    I think Lon needs some mental challenges. He has an extremely intelligent mind. He is bored because he isn't getting enough chances to use it. The people in the assisted living home probably are not his equals as far as intellect. If I was close by, I would challenge him to at chess and beat him every time. ;):D
     
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  8. Holly Saunders

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    you can always play against him online..... :p
     
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  9. Bess Barber

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    I agree with you and with @Holly Saunders again. Maybe @Lon Tanner should think about joining a fun game group. It's a fun way to meet people. Sometimes my daughter and I play scrabble online, which is only weird since she lives across the street.
     
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    That or something akin to that is an excellent suggestion Holly!
    @Lon Tanner isn’t having a lot of success with his hearing problems so searching out groups of people to interact with has some limitations.
    There is more than ample evidence that the only real thing Lon has to look forward to are his meals and yes, this forum so doing something on-line to satisfy the more competitive part of human nature might be just the thing for him.
     
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  11. Lon Tanner

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    I enjoy researching many things on line and spend several hours daily doing so.
     
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  12. Nancy Hart

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    Didn't you have a blog at one time? Do you keep up with it? Maybe you could fill in some details. Your great grandchildren would enjoy reading it one day. At least I would, if I were they.
     
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    Time has always past much too fast for me. I always worked on jobs where time was of the essence. After retirement, hobbies kept me busy until recently. Now I spent time on here, emails, and doing research and time still flies. I never knew bored.
     
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    @Beth Gallagher I'm in the same spot as you Beth. Never seems to be enough hours in a day. Could be the age thing, remember so many comments over the years...the older you get, the faster time goes....wish that was wrong.
     
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    I agree, Micki, I am always playing catch-up with time. And as we get older, there never seems to be enough of it.
     
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