Not Employed does NOT mean Not Working
I am Retired
Being retired means I am not employed. I receive a pension from my former employment and a state pension. Formally, I am considered too old to have to work to earn my living.
Today's Non-employed Work
I awoke about 6 am, and by 8.45 am I had switched on my computer, checked emails, done 20 - 30 minutes work on my studies, made the bed, sorted dry laundry into the airing cupboard and was out the door heading for my daughter's house on foot.
At 9am, I started looking after two small granddaughters (aged 3 years and nearly 1 year), fed, changed and amused them, did a bit of housework for my daughter, and at 3pm we all met my eldest granddaughter from school and I looked after 3 children until 5pm, when my son in law came home and took over his two - the youngest ones).
At 5pm I headed home with my eldest granddaughter and we had our dinner (made by my husband) and then washed the dishes and oversaw homework until 7pm.
Between 7pm and 8.30pm, I had free time and then sorted my granddaughter's supper and got her ready for bed. At 9pm her daddy took over to get her to bed and I was free.
It's now 10.30pm
I am doing some work on my studies and am having a quick "break" to write this.
Retired? DON'T say it's not Work!
I had this vision of retirement of being peaceful with my feet up, apart from plenty of exercise. I "only" do one full day's babysitting - it's enough - but my days are pretty full!
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