Although we're both retired, with every day a "day off", we're usually pretty busy. I find it difficult to be idle for even a minute, at least mentally. And being together almost every minute of every day we've got each other for entertainment and stimulation. Although I do sometimes disappear on the bicycle for a little while, or play a little golf, but neither very much these days.
Our friends, with whom we often have lunch, are kinda amazed when we tell them all we've accomplished in the morning, and still intend to do later in the afternoon and possibly that evening. And yet it appears we're lazy "men of leisure" because our day is somewhat unstructured and we dress like slobs, unless we have to comply with some scheduled commitment or event.
He's often cooking for hours, and I'm obviously online with social media a lot, that hopefully keeps my mind active. With a large home computer screen I'll have several things going at once on it, including TV news and informational programming. Also writing or editing letters for my husband, doing graphics work (also mostly for him), editing photographs I've taken, answering emails. And when we're out and about I take every opportunity to stay busy on the iPad, for which I added a keyboard.
But every now and then it's time to take a break, and we run off to Key West, just a 200-mile drive away. Doing almost nothing all day long for a week or more, no cooking and little online time, but being sure to visit friends we have down there. And not too many weeks ago we spent several days at a local gay guest house, just a few blocks away. Refusing the temptation to go home the whole time, and telling friends we'd be incommunicado, ignoring most phone calls.