Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Day in a Retirement Community or What do you do all day?

What do you do? people have often asked.  Soon after we retired our friends began to think about retirement themselves. They had lots of questions.

What do you do? was the most frequently asked question.To begin with we answered simply We would always answer, Well we do whatever we want! But then it became very clear that on most days we were too busy to do what we least not all the time!

The big cactus is gone!!!
We just arrived here in Arizona on Friday. We have a small park model in Tucson...the Doll House! We live in a Rincon Country West RV Resort (retirement community).   It is just perfect for the two of us and we love it.  But, when we get back, there are things that must be done to make it home again. This year we lost a HUGE Saguaro in the front of our park model.  It destroyed most of the plants in that flower bed and left a very large hole behind. We love our flowers. We have a corner lot so we can sit out in the morning sun each day all winter and everyone that passes inspects the flower bed. It is a great conversation piece.

So today we removed rocks and debris. My husband dug out a half dozen agave plants and we threw them away. He spaded the bed. I cleaned a small bed under the palm tree where we have finally gotten Jasmine to grow. Then I made the hummingbirds some syrup.  We finished up around 1:00 pm. I needed a shower and a nap!!!!

After the nap I ate some licorice and we went to Lowes for plants, steer manure and potting soil. We spent a lot of money and came back home. Thank heavens it was almost time for a margarita because I needed to be done for the day. Oh but I am not done yet...there were the dishes and dinner!!!  Good golly miss molly...what do we do all day???  I'm going golfing sometime soon...because that is what I REALLY want to do.

Be well.



  1. Barbara

    First of all thank you very much for your kind comments about my blog.

    Reading your article about retirement made me realise - I have under 10 years to retirement. I do have reservations about retiring but your article makes me realise that there is a life away from "Work". I will be visiting your blog regularly so keep writing those wonderful articles.

  2. Thank you Mina...see you soon~!

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