Passages – An old friend has retired and closed down her business. She has been the queen of reinvention for the last 40 or so years and is now entering a new phase. It’s amazing how our interests change. Things we enjoyed twenty years ago are done, replaced by new interests and new challenges. A new beginning…
SkillsUSA – I was lucky to judge presentations given by local vocational-technical students as part of a national competition program. High school kids get younger every year and I continue to be amazed at their knowledge and confidence. This is a great program and worthy of the time. If you see it in your area, get involved.
Rise and shine! – The competition had an early morning start time. I was reminded how much I enjoy retirement with its flexibility. I took the precaution to set an alarm clock just in case. The cats were delighted with an early breakfast.
Makeover or too much work – Running between things, I caught a clip on a talk show featuring a “makeover.” I’ve always wanted one except that you are at the mercy of some kooky designer. The person selected looked lovely. She was perfect the way she was. She had naturally curly layered shoulder-length dark hair. She wore tailored black slacks with a black and white print top. Very classic and flattering. The makeover included hair that was cut to chin length, dyed red and straightened beyond belief. She was then put in a short red dress that looked similar to a sausage casing with stilettos that she couldn’t walk in. Everyone (but me) raved. It will take her an hour to do her hair and the cut may well mushroom out with her curls. What’s wrong with working with what you have?
Teaching old dogs — I’ve had my new camera for a few weeks now. It’s size is similar to my old camera but a few things are at different spots. For example the on/off button is where the picture-taking button is on my old camera. That means I turn the camera off instead of taking a picture. This happens after I’ve spent five minutes cajoling a cat into a posture. Bleah! Other than that I’ve come to love it!
So how was your week?