Semantics on aging

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I came across someone recently who took offense to the word “old.” It’s not a bad word. It doesn’t mean decrepit (which is a sad word). It doesn’t mean you are incapacitated. It only means that you have lived a … Continue reading

Make the decision and bring on the pickle jars

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Decisions come in all kinds of packages. Some are easy. If your laundry detergent makes you itch, you change it. If you don’t like anchovies on your pizza, you don’t order them again. Some are harder like job changes or … Continue reading

And back to flash cards again

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I was raised before the age of flash cards. At least I don’t remember teachers using them. Fast forward to now. I’ve written about this before but aging continues the saga. Our use of flash cards started with the cats. … Continue reading

Is affirmation important in retirement?

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As we get older we care less about what people think but does it ever completely go away? Maybe not. The focus may change from people thinking about how we look (smart, sharp, go-getter) to thinking we are a good … Continue reading

Then and now – not so subtle changes of retirement

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Last Friday the beloved husband and I were moaning the fact that the weekend was here. Seriously. We are not fond of the weekend. Friday blah. Monday yay! I know. So different from when we worked. We always looked forward … Continue reading

Reflections — The transitioning garden and it’s symbolism

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There are visions of ripe tomatoes dancing in my head. I love tomatoes the same way I love a margarita or a mocha latte. And so the saga continues. This week I planted my garden. I am very late. The … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 7 – Retirement, SkillsUSA, early morning, beauty, cameras

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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 … Continue reading