Sunday, March 11, 2018

{solsc} 11/31 #sol18 A Lovely Way to Spend a Sunday

I remember Sundays before retirement. I'd be up at 6:30, make the coffee and grab the Sunday paper. I'd read it while I drank a couple cups of coffee.

After the paper, I'd check Facebook and Twitter. But also lurking on my computer would be

  • 40+ websites to check blog posts and portfolios
  • writing drafts shared through google docs that needed feedback
  • published writing that needed to be graded
  • assignments from other classes that needed grading
  • emails from kids with questions
All day and into the night I worked on this list, slowly whittling it down. I don't think I ever finished it, but I some point I had to move on to lesson plans for the six different English classes that I taught.



Ugh.

I definitely had a case of the SMONDAYS.
Since I retired, Sundays are more relaxed. I don't have to hurry through the paper. There is nothing to grade. My planning looks like this now
  • two outfits for the week (jeans are always an option)
  • check my calendar  to see what's coming up for the week
  • what movie to watch in the afternoon
  • what should we fix for supper
That's it. 
And let me tell you, it's a lovely way to spend a Sunday.

8 comments:

  1. After years of the first list, you deserve that second list. Before retirement, I felt tired on Sunday night just thinking about Monday. Now, not so tired.

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  2. How blessed we are to be retired and actually enjoy our Sundays along with Monday, Tuesday.....

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  3. I...am...so...jealous. Enjoy this time. You have earned it.

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  4. I just saw the Smondays graphic on Facebook a few hours ago. Funny how it serves as inspiration for your post.

    Delighted you're enjoying the peacefulness of your Sundays now. You deserve it!

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    1. Stacey, you just never know where you're going to find inspiration!

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  5. Deb - It's so funny how your post and my post have some overlaps in terms of Sundays and retirement. I could definitely take a lesson from you here about relaxing some more on Sundays.

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    1. Karen, I practiced a lot in the summer for relaxing Sundays:)

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  6. Sundays are one of my favorite days, especially now that I don't have to think about grading and planning. After church is a nap, my favorite Sunday activity, then time for reading the paper, and enjoying a meal with family. Sunday night is Victoria or whatever Masterpiece special we're currently hooked on. Call The Midwives comes back the end of this month! I like your short, easy planning list for the week. You've perfected the art of enjoying Sunday!

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