Wow - beautiful dog! And thank you so much for the bloglove on my Itty Bitty Steps post. I'm flattered that this touched you. I've had 3 days of eating with tiny bites and so far it's been pretty easy - but then - I have all these people cheering me on. I really feel their support. And now, when it could be getting hard to stay enthusiastic, I can remember you and buoy up my efforts. so - too!
Since you've been in the recent retirement boat, and I believe you are under 65, I've got a question for you. Taxes. Since living on a pension, you no longer pay into SS or Medicare tax, any state unemployment insurance etc? I'm trying to figure that into my "savings" if I kick the job. Did you consult with any finance guru before you made the break? Any hints on what to consider when taking the plunge? Send me an mail if it's more convenient. THANKS! I think there's a happier place to be at this stage of my life. This isn't it right now! Janet