Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

Visiting in Venice Beach

Spending time with the grandson in Venice Beach is such a treat, nothing like running and engaging with a nineteen month old.  He does a lot of the running and we do a lot of watching and responding to “up!” By far the most intriguing sights of the visit include the human scenery.  Sitting at…

Restaurant Soft Openings

Traveling is often filled with the unexpected and the hope for the extraordinary experience.  Visiting in Los Angeles lends itself to both, the lovely moments and the overrated.  Tonight we went to a “soft opening” of a restaurant.  For those who may not know, this is when a restaurant is still putting the finishing touches…

Sorting Through Life

I have had a storage unit for the many years since I left my long-term home in 1999 for a condo.  I am approaching that time in life when the kids live in different states and asked me to stop sending them their “childhood belongings.”  So, in an effort to finally shed the unnecessary in…

The Best Job Ever

Driving along Highway 1, it occurred to me that I have the best job ever. I am not paid in money and don’t have to worry about shifting tax brackets.  I have flexible hours.  Waking up anytime I want is an option. Breakfast at home with a leisurely cup of coffee is great, along with…

The Trump Adjustment

I am unabashedly liberal but voted on a few occasions for Republicans through the years; I am 67. So many opportunities to chose over the years. Sometimes wars were an issue. Sometimes it was fiscal concerns. Always, women’s issues were a concern. This year seemed like a slam dunk. Really, while Hillary was a harridan,…

In My Mind

via Daily Prompt: Hideout Without my consent, I creep each night into the space of my thoughts.  When it is dark, what “could have beens” tumble into what is.  Time has slipped by, reminding me of what is incomplete, unthought of, or ruined.  Generational failure drifts as a glimpse into what should have been.  Long…