Saturday, January 21, 2012

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

I wondered when this stay at the beach started on December 27th how I would feel without a TV, a radio, a telephone or a computer. Although I do confess I come to town every few days to check messages on the computer.

What I've discovered is that my music is the sound of the surf, morning and night. The sound of the birds, the whinnying of the horses, the tinkle of the goat's bell and every now and then a four wheeler or car. That's it! A true symphony of nature's sounds. The view of the goats, the ocean, the fishermen, the horses and the sunrises and sunsets are my TV screen. Not knowing the news has been magical. Not knowing about Mitt or Newt has been a blessing. In other words, NOT taking in all that day to day drivel makes life much better.

In the meantime I've read five or six books that I brought; I've done a little sketching; I've walked and sat in the sun. I LOVE BEING RETIRED!

How long would it take for me to get tired of this? Only time will tell............


Marc Olson said...

Sounds wonderful. Enjoy.

Tancho said...

I have noticed that I can read and do more projects without the TV or constant checking of the computer. I will have to agree with you about the tranquility of not hearing about the zoo of politician NOB.
Give me some nice music, a book and a view along with a toddy now and then it's pure bliss.

Mike Landfair said...

Babs, what beach?
I have a friend who's scared to leave it all and retire to Mexico. She wonders what she'll do. Your life sounds perfect to me!
AND I assume you are warm?

Calypso said...

We spend six months out of the year going to sleep and waking to the surf beat - do not get tired of it ;-) Only miss it when we are not here.

Babs said...

Mike, I'm north of Manzanillo and south of PV. Tell your friend that it has been 11 years for me and I have never regretted the decision.

Tancho, I've instituted "adult beverage time" prior to dinner and allow myself a drink or two - it has been fun.

Calypso, sounds wonderful!