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Friday, April 29, 2016      4 comments

I think most people think that retired folks have a lot of time. I'm pretty sure I did. When I started thinking about retirement, I talked to several friends and co-workers who had gone down this path before me. I had the logistics down pretty w... Read more

The Bag of Shame

Thursday, April 21, 2016      6 comments

I don't know about you, but I have several sizes of clothes in my closet. Over the years, I've tried to get rid of stuff I don't wear, that is worn out, etc. For a long time, I held onto a few things that fit when I was quite a bit younger. Then... Read more

Acknowledging accomplishments

Tuesday, April 12, 2016      5 comments

The past few days I have spent some concentrated time cleaning out STUFF. I had lunch with a friend who asked me if I had been doing any crafting and I realized that I had started a few projects but hadn't finished anything. One of these was put... Read more

Various and Sundry on a Saturday

Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

I am loving that we are still having some rain here in California! Boo on the doomsayers who say it's not enough ---it is better than nothing, and I for one am keeping my watersaving ways no matter how full the reservoirs get or how much snow is... Read more

The race weekend without a race

Monday, April 04, 2016      5 comments

Sometimes things work out for the best. My husband and I were signed up to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in San Francisco. We signed up in December, it was on my list of things to do because I wanted to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. I'v... Read more

One choice at a time

Friday, April 01, 2016      3 comments

I've been poking around this site and reading more blogs when I have time. It's amazing the journeys people are on. Everyone has a story. I've been having a hard time limiting my "treat" allowance and decided I would try something new toda... Read more

Fingers crossed...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016      2 comments

....that my poor hubby is feeling better today. He was not doing well last night, I am up at the usual time and he is still in bed. I'm a bit worried he won't be well enough to run this weekend, let alone go. I really want to do this! SIGH. Seem... Read more

Taking Stock

Tuesday, March 29, 2016      3 comments

Here I am, writing later than I had hoped. No exercise for me today, still nursing a knee problem. It's better today, but am still resting it and need to roll the shins after this. My husband's appointment went fine today. I get worried ab... Read more

Various and Sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2016      2 comments

My husband is in the other room, talking to his son. I'm in my "office" working on filing and de-cluttering. Between my Dad's death, overseeing my mom's health and financial affairs, and my retirement, there's a lot of stuff in this room. I fina... Read more

Happy Easter Weekend

Saturday, March 26, 2016      4 comments

Can't believe Saturday flew by but here it is almost dinner time. Went for my run with my good running buddy, I get formal therapy on Wednesdays and informal when I run with her! We did a short 5 miler, and "ran" into our running group and the a... Read more

Friday Thoughts

Friday, March 25, 2016      5 comments

I didn't make it on here yesterday -- I went for a run, then did a bit of yard work, and helped my husband prepare for getting the fence started. He is sort of a perfectionist so cut the foliage near the fence and cleared things out. We have a t... Read more


Thursday, March 24, 2016      3 comments

Boy, committing to posting every day is hard! I need to do this earlier, but seems like the days get busy and I'm sitting here late. People assume being retired means you have a ton of time (I used to think that) but I am keeping plenty busy. ... Read more

Remembering What Matters

Wednesday, March 23, 2016      3 comments

Today I had a quick jolt of anxiety when my husband casually mentioned his cancer center check up next Monday. Between 2013 and mid year last year, a lot of stuff happened to me and my family. A lot of major stuff that happens to everyone but ma... Read more

Mixed bag Monday

Monday, March 21, 2016      3 comments

I met a friend today for coffee at 10 and got my run in before. So many flowers blooming after this rain we've had! I'm glad I went earlier, it's been raining this afternoon. My friend has been retired a bit longer than I have, and actually... Read more

Calories are burned in yoga

Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

I'm going to do my best to do a blog every day even if it's quick. Today I'm back tracking and in the past, I've entered yoga as an exercise but just noticed that it comes up 0 calories in Spark's system! I found that hard to believe, the yoga c... Read more

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