It could be my introversion and my desire to write coming out, but this description of a typical day in the life of Eugene Peterson sounds great:
Eugene is not retired. He is in his early ’70s and carries on a rigorous day. He is up at 6:00 am and plugs in the coffee. He goes down to the lake and does a morning ritual of Mikvah, a ritual purification bath taken by Jews. He returns and brings Jan a cup of coffee and then to his office for prayer. About 7:30 he takes a walk (about a mile) to retrieve the local morning paper. Breakfast. About 8:30-9:00 am he goes to his office to write until about 1:00. Lunch. Then a “liturgical nap.” After the nap he takes another walk (about 2 miles). He returns to the study to finish the day’s work and then the evening meal around 7:00 pm followed by evening prayers.
Wendy Cooper does a great job of picking out some highlights of the post.