Category: Retirement

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

Christmas with Grandson

A memorable moment…first Christmas with four year old grandson. The plans were all set and we were happy to join. The bi-coastal sets of kids were able to agree to the 2020 plan, the first Christmas on the west coast with the whole family together. East would go west so the cousins could gather and…

COVID-19 Vocabulary #4

While each day has brought an increase in my COVID-19 vocabulary skills, I am becoming more “with it” each day! Today I will share my new technology words, Instagram Moments, Zoom Meetings, and Cancel Culture. Of course, technology has been an integral component of my life since I purchased my first Apple IIE in 1983. I have steadily…

Appreciating My Ancestors

All of my cousins and I are in the same age range, older but not entirely ancient. During this enforced stay at home period, we have been sorting and sharing. Among the many treasures have been family pictures. This is a picture of my grandpa’s barbershop in Rochester, NY. He was born in 1884 in…

Eating or Exercising

With each day that elapses, growing bored with the homebound menu is a significant risk.  My husband and I are both outstanding cooks, using a theme approach for each night of the week but varying the menu within, including Marinara Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wegetable Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Pizza Friday, Seafood Saturday, and Special Sunday. Differentiating…

Boomers Unite

Up until a week ago, I had not even given much consideration to my age or any societal implications of my health.  Being active has been a choice many Boomers made as much for enduring youthful delusion as for a healthy lifestyle choice.  Then, boom – the Boomers became the “elderly” and in some countries…

It is What it is

Sorry, this is a rant…a long and annoying story of repairing the aging body to function at a reasonable level… In November 2018 I was completing physical therapy to improve neck range of motion, knee strength, and balance. During the last session the therapist decided to have me do a sled type pull which at…