We put our fingers in our ears and sang la la la la whenever the news shows talked about it and determinedly talked of other things!
I went about living my retirement by going to my OLLI classes and learning more about Emily Dickenson than I ever would have thought to ask. Walked to and from class, took the poodle princess to a big park for a brisk walk around a very small lake while it smelled a bit like Fall, and suggested we go out to dinner to celebrate Hubby's first ever furlough. We walked to dinner and back as well.
This could go on a long time and we are definitely not planning to go out to dinner each day LOL. In fact we are looking into how soon Hubby can apply for unemployment. We also decided that going to CA to help a son and DIL move was not a good idea - mostly due to the short notice involved, previously scheduled medical appointments, etc. but also due to the cost and the need to be able to go back to work if the shutdown ended. I know it was the right decision but feel a little sad all the same that I won't be seeing my kids soon!
We do plan to go on some short hikes, doing some home maintenance and continue to enjoy free or low cost entertainment in our area. We have theatre matinee tickets for Saturday with friends and they have invited us to come to their house for lunch ahead of time. It will be a combo staycation and get caught up time at least for now.