Reasons to leave the recliner–the occasional splurge

It’s been so easy to settle into the daily routine of hot Italian roast, toast, and fruit around 7:30 [after The Little Commander gets his morning stroll.], followed by my daily intentional dodge of all things ‘news’ by clicking over to my personal comics page.

Just plain tuckered out from his morning neighborhood rounds.

But there comes a time when you have to embark on a mission of self-sacrifice. In this case, we waited till 9:00 for our favorite breakfast place to open.

Along with two ample breakfast sandwiches [the other halves we’ll eat tomorrow], I–to quote my wife–‘over-ordered’. The evidence is at the top of this post. To be fair to myself (and hey, if I don’t, who will?), I don’t recall her shaking her head in displeasure as I phoned in our requests.

So go on, leave that living room and look to create rather than consume some entertainment. There will be times (yesterday, for instance), when ‘consumption’ wins out.

Reasons to leave the recliner–neighborhood walks

We’ve been graced with imaginative and humorous neighbors who keep these ursine friends dressed to match seasons and current events.

When I take and share photos, I also try to keep ‘declare it art’ in mind.

So go on, leave that living room and look to create rather than consume some entertainment.

More photos added…and a resource for inspiration

sidewalk chalk drawings

More neighborhood photos added...

And today’s resource:

Finding Inspiration in Uncommon Sources: 12 Places to Look

While I will continue to enjoy and explore our neighborhood, I liked this item’s sections on photography and board games.

More photos added…and a source of inspiration

https://retirerenew.com/photos/

I’ll try to add a resource with each photo page update.

Here is today’s: In times of uncertainty, how creativity can help

Four key points from Diana’s citiesatdawn.com post.

  • Creativity is a way to work things out.
  • Creativity allows us a chance to see other possibilities.
  • Creativity brings calm to our minds and bodies.
  • Creativity opens the door to engaging our imaginations and going beyond ourselves.

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The first two added…

It’s the time of year when the blossom petals form an inviting alternative snow. My wife spun a little artistry and will share it with her students.

 

Okay, so I couldn’t let my wife have all the fun. About ten minutes later, as she collected other natural objects for future art pieces, I thought I’d add a dose of what we all might use right about now on April 27, 2020.

Adding a new page of photos…

Found here…

https://retirerenew.com/photos/

The first two added…

It’s the time of year when the blossom petals form an inviting alternative snow. My wife spun a little artistry and will share it with her students.

 

Okay, so I couldn’t let my wife have all the fun. About ten minutes later, as she collected other natural objects for future art pieces, I thought I’d add a dose of what we all might use right about now on April 27, 2020.

Retirement Photo of the Day 38: Save this list.

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I’m pretty sure at least one suggestion from 35 Ways to Live Your Life So You Can Die Happy should resonate with you.

Thanks to Susie Moore of greatist.com for putting this list together.

 

Retirement Photo of the day 37: Seek renewal.

Bulbs emerging from a bed of leaves
I often try to predict how many days before the flower emerges.

As I continue my wanderings in the neighborhood, I’m enjoying the early signs of spring.
It makes me savor the unhurried, yet methodical arrival of each season.