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DeadCarp    Posted 06-01-2002 at 13:08:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do y'all do to relax? Say for a day. week? month? retire? Big thing for me is to get away - go fishing or just drive around.

JULEE in WI    Posted 06-03-2002 at 20:42:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
For me there is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than watching my husband race. He drives an IMCA modified stock car every Friday and Saturday night from about mid April through labor day, then we head down to Boone, Iowa for the Supernationals. Otherwise, I like to fish, jet-ski, and do woodworking.

Deb in Louisiana    Posted 06-02-2002 at 16:56:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
RELAX!!! I almost forgot what that is, today, our son came over with baby "ray" 20 months old, and boy did he ware me out, but i can't think of any thing better to do. Ray , my hubby is resting on the sofa and he really needs it , he's been putting up our fence "entry-way" at our farm, and the heat 90 degrees yesterday, got to him. but we seem to never stop, we love it that way! we are both 50 and we can't wait to startfarming in about 10 months. well have a good day! Deb.

Chuck, WA    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:42:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Since I bought this place and moved to the country, I've forgotten! :)

WallSal55    Posted 06-01-2002 at 20:59:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sometimes walk down to the creek where the
water can flow over the rocks. The rushing of
the water over the rocks is soothing. If the
water level is shallow, it sounds more like a
babbling brook. I try to imagine one drop of
water in that creek and its journey. (It eventually ends up in the Mississippi). We also
owned a spring fed pond, where we would watch the
tadpoles, sunfish, etc. We sold the pond and
acres (to fix up the house), but hubby mows for the new owner, so we still have fishin' and visiting rights, tee hee. The fish come from
fresh water, and don't have that fishy taste.
I also like to travel where I can find very old
Cottonwoods. They are so majestic, and when the
wind rustles through their leaves, it is so
relaxing! These are the things close to home,
we just have to remember to take them in!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anywhere but NYC.

EIEIO    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny you should bring that up DeadCarp, I was just talking to Dennis about that this morning. I have to learn not to keep a schedule of what to do. I worked darn hard towards retirement and now that I am here I don't know how to retire. I do take time during the day to go down to the barns and just sit and watch the critters. We used to work 18 hours a day 7 days a week, fun owning your own business??!! Now Dennis, he fell right into this relaxing thing, he is so relaxed sometimes I think he is comotose, but I still love em.

Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:25:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The thing that does it for us is to load up the 70 GMC 4x4 and head out into the woods and cut some firewood.
We also enjoy shooting our weapons to relax. There is nothing like unloading a 32 round magazine from our "legal" 9mm M/11 submachine gun!
Whatever one does to relax is great.
Have fun!

kraig WY    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:05:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Saddle a good horse, take the dog if he wants to come, and ride up in the hills and just ride around or sit on a ridge and look around while the horse grazes.

Ira    Posted 06-01-2002 at 16:42:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I go to work. I love what I do for work!!!

JULEE in WI    Posted 06-03-2002 at 20:36:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ira, what do you do that you love work so much???? I hate work---too stressful most of the time. (I am a 911 Dispatcher).

WallSal55    Posted 06-01-2002 at 16:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
About the only way I can relax for a week, is
when we can take off for a cabin around a lake,
with kitchenette, and nearby restaurants when we
don't want to grill. Oh, I did win a four night
hotel stay in St. Louis, train was $3 a day, zoo was free, with so much paid for--I had a great time! (I cannot relax for a week at home! So, if anyone knows how to do this, let me know.
After 24 yrs. of marriage and parenthood, I do
need a vacation from 'em all.)

F14    Posted 06-01-2002 at 15:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can relax for a day with a good book. I can relax for two or three days, if I'm not feeling well.

If I had to "relax" for a week, I'd go insane. Can't stand to sit in a boat and go fishing, I spend all my time thinking about what I could be getting done if I wasn't wasting my time drowning worms.

If I don't have anything to do for more than a day (which does occasionally happen during the winter) I'll MAKE SOMETHING UP! Go out and clean up the shop, or sort the hardware junk pail and put it back into the little drawers, or arrange my wood scraps by species and length, ANYTHING to get the he11 out of the house for a while.

Some folks will read this and think I'm a workaholic, but I find it much more "relaxing" to putter around in my shop than to sit on my fat fundament and be "entertained".

Okay, so I'm a little weird...

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-01-2002 at 21:50:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are not weird unless the two of us are! That's just how I feel too. Got to have something to do to be happy (hate being bored and don't like fishing unless I am catching one!). It seems when I rest up from some hard work I think of something else to make me tired again. Have no problem laying on the couch to watch TV at night because I am catching my breath doing it. Mark H.

Grove r    Posted 06-02-2002 at 06:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
A little late in posting here, but, [now you asked for it], methinks we have a little club going here, Mark, F14, my thoughts are the same. Outside, or down in the basement.... in the winter, have most of my woodworking stuff down there. Summer is for relaxing stuff like farm work, when not doing that, I have a sawmill, planer, portable and stationary welder with cutting torch and lots of tools, iron, and such to keep me entertained, couch and tv? just a means to go to sleep by....books? best sleeping pills in the world! And then..... to fill in and make a few extra bucks.... have a steady, underline "steady", job, and SUPPOSED to be semi retired!!! HA! Mark my words, next lifetime IS going to be different!!!! Have a gooder, R.E.L.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-02-2002 at 21:55:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess there are 3-4 of us on this site that are weird, but now I feel better knowing there are a few of us around. Mark H.

Ron/Pa    Posted 06-01-2002 at 14:12:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Relax for a week??? Lets see, the corn is planted, the hay is done, I have the week off work so the truck won't call me, and it's summer so I won't get any furnace repair calls.......

Reality, it's the 1st of June, the corn is planted and not sprayed, the shaft just twisted off the sprayer pump. We have not even cut the first cutting of hay, let alone baled it, Busy time of year on the truck, so its 14 hrs a day. and 5 on saturday!!!

True reality, if we can get a sunday afternoon to sit in the pool and relax, goof off, bar-b-que and sip a few suds then my wife and I feel that we just had a week in the best resort in the world.

Enjoy the little things and the rest will all fall into place

Singlemommy    Posted 06-01-2002 at 13:17:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
To relax I do girlie stuff LOL...a nice long hot QUIET bath with candles (and a man if I happen to be married LOL).... I like to paint my toenails hehe or relax on the couch with hot chocolate or lemonade (depending on the season) with a book or magazine.

Now if it were a week or a month (cannot imagine this!) I would go to the mountains, go camping, go tenting somewhere, spend a quiet week at home alone with no chores HA.

Retirement? No idea!

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