Sunday (16th) - Combined Birthday Bash Last year (September 19), Richard turned 70. We celebrated with a big, end-of-summer BBQ with friends and family who lived nearby. It was warm and sunny, allowing us to have the full party outdoors. This October, I turn 60. I will be away on Home Exchange on the big… Continue reading This Past Week in Photos
It’s been three full years since my retirement. I can still (faintly) hear well-intended voices saying, “You’ll regret leaving work early.” “You’ll be utterly and completely bored!” Now that ample time has passed, I can honestly reply, “No” and “Not one little bit!” Boredom never crosses my mind. As a matter of fact, it’s quite… Continue reading Why in the Heck Am I so Busy?!!
Part One – What I Planned to Do One of the first things that I had planned to do during my break was to ditch WordPress.org and switch to WordPress.com. During the past year, my self-hosting frustrations had escalated, and I was OVER IT! I didn’t want to risk making the switch on my own… Continue reading What I Did During My Blogging Break
Thank you to all who are still reading after my six weeks away (and for those who stopped by my mid-break Guest Post for Joe Brunner.) I promise to write a catch-up post shortly sharing some of the things that have kept me on the go this summer. First, I would like to thank Hugh… Continue reading I’m Back (Kinda)
I'm still enjoying my break (building sandcastles with my grandson among other things). I greatly miss connecting with each of you and look forward to catching up in August. In the meantime, Joe and Helen, from Easin' Along have recently published a Guest Post from me on their site. If you have time (and are… Continue reading I’m Still on My Break, But….
All participants of the #atozchallenge have been asked to write a reflection on their experience. Here's mine. Top Ten Lessons from the A to Z Challenge In many ways, taking part in the A to Z Challenge was like walking the Camino Trail. You leave the journey in touch with a different aspect of… Continue reading Reflection: Surviving the A to Z Challenge
'U' stands for 'Never Underestimate the Power of Your Slow Cooker.' I loved being able to lie uninterrupted for most of yesterday. Today, I have emerged from underneath my covers...slowly. Needing to venture out this afternoon to work with a new batch of puppies at our local shelter, I wish to remain unruffled for the… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-One – “U”
From Retirement Reflections: I am delighted to have author Molly Stevens join us again as a Guest Host. Molly has provided us with an update on how her goals for Semi-Retirement have been going. Whatever your stage of life, some of her "accomplishments" may sound familiar. Welcome back, Molly! I rescinded my resignation last September,… Continue reading Shallow Reflections’ Guest Post: Molly’s Updated Plans for Semi-Retirement
Have you ever heard or read this quote before? ‘Life is like a toilet roll The nearer you get to the end The quicker it runs out.’ I can’t remember where I first heard that quote, but it has stuck with me ever since. Before I retired in 2012, my life was hectic, and time… Continue reading Sunday Guest Post Series: How Not to Kill Time