Sunday, 20 February 2011

I'm Alive

After a few weeks of being incredibly busy I am back in the world of the living and hopefully I shall find something to blog about in the near future.

Having been putting together a website for She-who-drinks-tea, I am amazed at how I ever managed my life years ago before I retired.

In those days I would work a longer than average week for my employer, help look after children, do far more DYI jobs and gardening, all the shopping, a lot of the housework, and still have time for hobbies. Were there more hours in the day then? Is there some sort of conspiracy to reduce the length of each hour so that sixty minutes in the 1970s was worth a mere 20 minutes at today's rate? Personally, I blame the government!


  1. Yes! Count me in if we're blaming the government for time mismanagement after retirement. I'm retiring on March 31st which means my first day of freedom is April Fool's Day. Already I'm sensing that I will have less free time when I'm not working. How do governments do that?! I think there might be a top secret treaty with Those-who-drink-tea.

  2. It's good to see you back. Your friends in Blogland have been wondering.

  3. When my dear Dad first retired back in 1990 he soon said "I don't know how I ever had time to work". A few years later it was "now I'm retired I only work seven days a week".

    Dad turned 80 back in December and he is still as busy as ever in his retirement - I almost have to book time to phone him. Am delighted to read that your time is equally taken up. Hope last year's bypass work is still a huge benefit for you,

    sending care, and tickle under the chin for Meek, Michelle in Wellington, NZ and my sleeping Zebby Cat

  4. Very glad you are back and in good health even though you may work yourself into a stupor any minute. I too am retired and never have enough time to do all I want to do, e.g., reading and writing! When I worked I always said my first priority for retirement would be writing 'that novel' that had been running around in my head for years. So of course I retired and still haven't finished 'that novel.'
    Really glad to see you back; worried about you.

  5. Good to see you back in print. We've missed you!
    How's the research on the book coming?
    Glad to hear that all is well on the health front,
    take care, and here's to more fascinating blog posts,
    Canadian chickadee

  6. It is obviously a world-wide conspiracy!

  7. {giggle - the government}

    Glad you're back, atleast for today :) GB, is right...although, I don't know that I was included in "your friends" or how he would have known that I was wondering. You've been on my mind.

    I often think back to the days when I was more involved with ministry at the church, babies were born, children in, still doing everything that I do, except not the bussing. And - I have no idea how I did it all...and managed to blog, too.

    Now, I find myself overwhelmed with wanting to "play/write/photography" and the daily demands.

    Yes...a worldwide conspiracy ;)

  8. Yes, there were more hours in the 70s. I remember them well.


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