Tidbits ~ 8/6/21

Howdy folks! This week has been a prequel to retirement. Much different than a vacation. I’ve tried to stay to somewhat of a routine because I don’t want to develop bad habits. When I was younger, I was sure I could burn the candle at both ends and power to the weekend where miraculously I’d catch up on sleep. But that’s not how things work really. Sleep deprived is sleep deprived. And since the Rona, I have slept well. The whole idea of not having to commute to work lifted a stress. I do still have very infrequent bouts of can’t stay asleep but mostly, 11 pm to 7 am is my jam. This week the only difference is I wake up naturally without the blasting alarm.

Surprisingly, I’ve kept busy instead of being a couch potato. I’ve always said I can’t retire until I know I have something to do since the couch would beckon me and get me in its’ grips to never move again. I did enjoy some downtime yesterday but as a treat for cleaning my oven. Overdue and time consuming but worth it in the end. I even soaked the racks in the tub full of dishwater. That’s a life hack I just found. Made for night and day difference with no chemical smell. All this because I made lemon meringue pie from scratch and some of the meringue spilled over the side. Once I got to spot cleaning, I decided to do the whole oven. Something I’d never do if it wasn’t for the freedom of no schedule. Which is silly really since I have the same amount of time in the day that I always do.

And with that, I am off to make the most of this final day of vacay. See ya on the flip side. 10/4 good buddy.

As always, more to come.

Friday Book Club: J-Dub’s Review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ~ 8/6/21

My review on Goodreads: I was captivated from the moment I read the jacket content “it’s the year 2044 …” I’ve always enjoyed a dystopian tale. I’m not even a video gamer but the nostalgic references to pop culture pulled me in. Now to watch the movie. Hopefully they did it justice. Definitely a recommended read.

I’ve streamed the movie. Enjoyable and stayed close enough to the book to do it justice. IMO.

As always more to come.