I'm trying to fill up my days with stuff I couldn't do before and always wanted to do yet I still find myself lonely during the day when I'm not busy and looking for other experiences. So far I have choir every other Tues. night, TOPS (which I need and is also social) the Tues. I don't have choir, I volunteer at a place for the poor on Wed. mornings, I'm in a senior theatre group and I have my therapy appointments and I *still* have a lot of time to fill. It's like my days aren't organized without my job. Yes, yes, my little dogs love it and I do take them for rides and stop to visit Daddy at work and I shop when I'm bored (not good for my pocketbook), but I'm amazed at how much time there is to fill. The house doesn't get too messy since Sonic and Jumper are almost grown. I'm thinking of adding two days a month to volunteer at a no-kill pet shelter (I refuse to volunteer at a kill shelter). Yet I really do kind of just muddle through each day. It's not like the kids need me anymore or my grandson is close. It hoovers. Any creative suggestions? Anyone else in my boat? It's very possible I may never get another job I can actually do, and it will take a long time to even get help looking. I'm going to be sixty. I am really at loose ends, wondering if I have any real worth anymore. No self-pity here, just wondering as I move from one life stage to another. I feel the worst when nobody is home but me. And now I found out my best friend, who is now in Arizona, may have a recurrence of her breast cancer and I'm so sad for her. Can't help...she's not here. Hub is only 56 and won't be retiring any time soon...ever, if you ask him. He doesn't believe he'll ever be able to retire. Losing this job I loved is still a bitter pill. I was not at loose ends when I had my job.... Help?