Weekend Routines

Started by Silence Dogood, May 11, 2024, 09:28:27 AM

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I would enjoy reading about your weekend routines.  Some of you are probably retired, but I'm still a rat on the wheel and very much look forward to Saturday morning.  Here is what mine typically looks like:

Up around 6:00 AM and go downstairs to the kitchen to start the coffee.  Get out my laptop and fire it up.  Check email and cruise my favorite sites for a good while (I'm doing this right now) to catch up on my favorite topics (no news, mostly music-related).  After I've gotten all that out of my system, I move into my den and do my online guitar lessons, usually on my electric guitar.  I play my Larrivee throughout the week but weekends are usually when I drag out the electric.  I'll try and learn something new and practice it all week on my Larrivee, along with all the other stuff I just feel like playing. 

After a few hours on the guitar of learning something new or honing that I tried to learn last weekend, I'll go outside and water my plants, blow off the drive, etc.  The evening will find the wife and I doing something: probably watching some TV together (this counts as spending time together for her  :? ).  If I've not stayed up too late, I'll usually finish off the night with the Larrivee by the bedside. 

Sundays are different.  There can be church, family gatherings, and other plans that will make that day different.  But Saturdays are Golden. 

Being retired, my weekend routine happens seven days a week. It starts early with about a half hour of range of motion exercises. This is followed by coffee and an hour on the guitar. I usually work on technical exercises in the morning concentrating on the picking hand in particular. For this session, I use music by Sor, Carcassi, Villa Lobos, and Brouwer. Then I have breakfast and take our dog for a walk. Depending on the day, as President of our HOA, I usually attend to some needed functions. I exercise for about half hour a day on our exercise bike due to health issues. We have our main meal at noon. Our social calendar seems to be about 50% Dr. appointments LOL. In the afternoon, I practice one to two hours mainly on things I've decided to play from memory. These are primarily classical pieces, jazz standards, and some Celtic pieces arranged by some of my favorite guitarists. During these sessions, I usually use music to make sure I'm not changing or adding notes to the arrangements. And then there is happy hour at 5 LOL. I usually use my SD-40RW for my technical practice and my D-40RW and D-40 for my afternoon sessions as I need that 19th fret. I use each of my instruments every day.

Whats a weekend?I run my shop 7 days a week.
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Quote from: unclrob on May 11, 2024, 11:35:53 AMWhats a weekend?I run my shop 7 days a week.
Sorry to hear that, Rob.  A man needs at least one day a week off.  Even the Almighty took a day off!
 :laughin:

Since I work for myself, I work every day, unless I actually go out of town. I blend my "weekend" stuff into the week and do yardwork in the late afternoon, cleaning around the home in the evening. I really like it this way as I can do whatever strikes me in the moment. If my neck is bothering me and I can't sit at the computer, I can just switch it up for a couple hours.
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Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 11, 2024, 12:00:24 PMSorry to hear that, Rob.  A man needs at least one day a week off.  Even the Almighty took a day off!
 :laughin:

 Ya but he had a staff to help. :wave
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Favorite saying
 OB LA DE OB LA DA,LIFE GOES ON---BRA,It is what it is,You just gotta deal it,
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity, Keith and Barefoot Rob on youtube
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Saturday AM again.  One cup of coffee in so far.  I've been enjoying catching up on the forum, perusing emails, and am about to put in one of my GK Chesteron TV show DVDs.  I have all the seasons on disc and enjoy a few episodes each weekend.  This was a wonderful show that ran on EWTN (the Catholic channel) some years ago that I've gotten a lot of mileage and enjoyment out of. 

Trying to polish up enough tunes to begin playing out again next week after a 4 month hiatus due to hand surgery. The hand has healed but remembering how all these tunes go- that's the challenge.
And a fresh set of strings on the two guitars I'll be carrying Wednesday.

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 18, 2024, 08:05:38 AMSaturday AM again.  One cup of coffee in so far.  I've been enjoying catching up on the forum, perusing emails, and am about to put in one of my GK Chesteron TV show DVDs.  I have all the seasons on disc and enjoy a few episodes each weekend.  This was a wonderful show that ran on EWTN (the Catholic channel) some years ago that I've gotten a lot of mileage and enjoyment out of. 


I was up early with coffee and 4 chapters of Romans.  Chesterton is great, you probably know this great quote:
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."
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1971 Yamaha FG200 (My original guitar)
1996 Yamaha DW5S
2002 Yamaha LL500
1990 Goodall Rosewood Standard
2007 Larrrivee JCL 40th Anniversary
1998 Larrivee OM5MT
1998 Larrivee D10 Brazilian "Flying Eagle"
1998 Larrivee D09 Brazilian "Flying Eagle"

Quote from: 247hoopsfan on May 18, 2024, 11:40:12 AMI was up early with coffee and 4 chapters of Romans.  Chesterton is great, you probably know this great quote:
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."

Yes, Chesterton is great, and very quotable for sure!  He and CS Lewis probably get quoted more than anyone else, at least in the places I tend to lurk. 

Quote from: 247hoopsfan on May 18, 2024, 11:40:12 AMI was up early with coffee and 4 chapters of Romans. 
That sounds nice. I need to start a routine like that. I look at my koi pond for a moment while the coffee brews but then I'm right at work and don't get much actual time think or reflect. I know I'd be more productive if I got my head on first. Working at home, it's usually a matter of 15 minutes from the time I wake up to working.
D-09 Brazilian w/ Eagle inlay. D-02-12
Used to own and love; SD-50, J70 maple Mermaid, SD60sbt, D03R, LV03E.

Sat in the AM and I'm still awake mostly watching cartoons.
A REPAIRPERSON,Barefoot Rob gone to a better place
OM03PA.98 L10 Koa
Favorite saying
 OB LA DE OB LA DA,LIFE GOES ON---BRA,It is what it is,You just gotta deal it,
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity, Keith and Barefoot Rob on youtube
Still unclrob
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12 people ignoring me,so cool
rpjguitarworks
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