This Resting Object

I find Newton’s First Law of Motion applies to life after retirement.

“An object will stay at rest or continue at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force.”

All too frequently that describes me so perfectly. I’ve never been a morning person, so being retired from the job does not motivate me to get an early start on the day. Deadlines and appointments are very motivating, but the nice thing about retirement is that there are a lot fewer of them.

Today was one of those days that moving and accomplishing anything before noon was a struggle. It took me an hour to get off the couch and walk upstairs to the sewing machine. Once I got there, I dived right into sewing my quilt pieces.

You’d think I’d be tired of watching TV and surfing the Internet after 2 years of retirment, but I find those activities quite engaging. The downside is they cut into my crafting time. Along with a variety of new projects, I’m slowly finishing old quilting and needlework projects. Very slowly.

This resting object even has trouble getting off the couch to go to bed at night.

About SusanB

Retired early. Lives frugally. Quilter. Knitter. Crocheter.
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