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Second Friday
Friday, September 18, 2020      4 comments

On my second Friday of retirement, I went out early to do one of yesterday’s unsuccessful MISSIONS. Today is going much better so far; Murphy seems to have moved on. The pool structure is up! It’s looking promising, hopefully ready to use ... Read more
Mixed bag Thursday
Thursday, September 17, 2020      4 comments

Ups and downs, a normal day whatever that is. This week’s rains have slowed down work on my pool. Nephew is out there now digging a big circle for the groundwork. The electrical part is done after some snags. He said that was the hardest. I to... Read more
Another date
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      10 comments

This morning I met a friend at Philippe Park, coffee in hand. We chatted with a park maintenance guy who warned us he was about to clean the shelter we were at. He said all the shelters are cleaned twice a day and sanitized once. Good to know.... Read more
Socializing in the time of Covid
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      11 comments

I had a delightful porch visit today. My friend picked up coffee and gourmet breakfasts: salmon tartine, fresh apple pastry, and Kahwa coffee from a local roaster. Only the company was better than our breakfast. We enjoyed a long visit on her ... Read more
Monday best yet
Monday, September 14, 2020      13 comments

To start with, no alarm, no need to get up and log in, plus a better than usual night’s sleep. Next, I’m ready for the day. If the rain stays... Read more
Sunday, September 13, 2020      11 comments

My friend Teri’s sister sent me this pic from six years ago. It reminds me of good times together and laughing ourselves silly over things no one ... Read more
A real loss
Saturday, September 12, 2020      14 comments

I had some sad news last night. My friend Teri died yesterday afternoon. We’d known one another since our teens and were sisters of the heart. She’d been in poor health for years, had numerous serious conditions, and few in her family lived to... Read more
Thriving Thursday, oops, Friday. Retirement has addled my days already!
Friday, September 11, 2020      8 comments

Progress: The exterior house painting is done, and it looks so nice and fresh! Nephew has hauled off several loads of husband’s backyard collection. I emptied one bookcase and donated boxes of books. Making progress with sewing machine, ... Read more
Taking a look
Thursday, September 10, 2020      8 comments

PRESENT: back at the highest weight I’ve been, in poor physical shape So, it can only get better. I’m retired; my work is ME. NUTRITION: less and better, low carb, low sugar EXERCISE: 10 min daily minimum. I’d rather aim low and ... Read more
Wednesday already?
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      10 comments

Newly retired person took a short break from blogs. Husband and I had a pleasant Labor Day at home; no packed beaches or parks for us. Now that his shed is finished, he’s busy moving things from the garage. I didn’t do much besides clean out ... Read more
Restful Sunday
Sunday, September 06, 2020      10 comments

I think I will need extra rest for a bit; I’ve had lots of stress for a long time, and I’m tired. I took an hour’s nap yesterday and today; taking it easy. Husband and I had a nice little outing. I had ordered a new cutting board to pick ... Read more
Saturday, September 05, 2020      9 comments

MISSIONS for first day of retirement 1. Coffee table cleared of the papers I was sorting 2. Ditto my ottoman. 3. My work at home “office” dismantled Health MISSIONS 1. Mindful eating 2. Household missions fitness minutes 3... Read more
It’s official; I’m RETIRED!
Friday, September 04, 2020      17 comments

Final early trip to the office this morning, left my security card on boss’s desk and ID badge in the shredder. I’m DONE! Fun today: tea for one. ... Read more
Woohoo Thursday, Retirement Eve!
Thursday, September 03, 2020      15 comments

When I went in to the office early this morning, I found my desk covered with retirement decorations and some gift bags. I received a VERY generous collection of Amazon gift cards, a retirement coloring book with pencils, and a box of chocolate... Read more
Weird Wednesday
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      6 comments

Today was my last staff meeting. This was my last chance to "see" everybody; everyone appeared on my screen to say goodbye. It seems really weird to go out with a fizzle, no retirement party, no hugs, etc. I felt really sad about it, so I too... Read more

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