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It's Sunday evening and although I hope to see my Sunday night PBS English comedies such as "As Time goes by" and "Goodnight Sweetheart", I know that staying up late is not my strong suit. They don't come on till after 10 pm. It's 7:30 now and my eyes are drooping... Wish I could blame it on old age, but unfortunately I've always been this way. And my daughter is the same. We are 'morning' people... definitely not 'nite' people.
When I was working, getting up at 5 am was fine. Now that we're retired, it's more like 7 - 7:30. (And I still take an afternoon nap when it's possible between 2 and 4. It doesn't affect my bedtime habits.) DH and I both go to bed between 9 and 10. But I think it's healthy - getting 8- 10 hours sleep a day. Now if I could just exercise more and eat less sugar. (I'm working on it.)
Can't remember if I mentioned this before (Senior memory?) but I've been trying to learn piano this summer - with a book and a keyboard. It's been interesting and I've progressed to using both hands - which may sound like a simple thing, but believe me it isn't. First let me tell you that I know nothing about music. But I've always liked watching people play and wondered what it must be like. So I bought a book. The keyboard was my brother's which I had given to my son - but borrowed it back this summer. I can read basic notes, but that's about it. I didn't find it hard to play the notes with my right hand, but co-ordinating reading the treble and cleff notes and making both hands do different things is a whole nother' story... but I'm doing it - albeit slowly. If training your mind to do something it's never done is good for it, this must count... as my mind and fingers are getting a work-out (besides I figured if nothing else, the finger exercise would be good for arthritis).