It’s Scary Pushing My Limits

This year’s challenge of doing Sixty-One things I have never done before is quite sluggish. For one, I have done a lot in my life, so new things are hard to find. Which I’m happy about. But the second issue is the hesitation I have and the anxiety I can easily let built up. (I’m […]

Saving Money

The last few years have involved a big change in financial status. I retired, Dan retired, we sold the business. In other words, we no longer have income. (Which was nice when I did the taxes! So simple!) We certainly have planned for our retirement and that isn’t the issue. It is much more the […]

Categories

So much of my life involves fitting into a category. Sometimes it is quite literal: What genre is the manuscript? and other times it is more of a vague sense when I walk into a room. For example: I recently went to a conference. Entering the auditorium I thought I was simply looking for a […]

My Life is a Meme

There was the Stone Age, the Industrial Age and the Information Age, but the only label in my mind for current times is the Meme Age. As a FB addict I see hundreds every day. Silly one-liners that instruct me in how to live. This type of instruction isn’t new.…Women have been embroidering and hanging […]

Taking Photos of my Food

There is a lot about the silly behavior of photographing and posting photos of your food on social media. I do it all the time…not only my plate but everyone else’s too. I know it’s silly, but I can’t seem to stop myself so I am trying to analyze my behavior. Here is what I […]

Cancer Isn’t a War

I found a note to myself the other day. I have no idea if I stole these words from someone else or I thought of them. Often while driving I have blog ideas and I have to quickly write a note and stick it to something. I found a note that said “Cancer isn’t a […]

Progress on 2019 Challenge

So, by now you know that each year I give myself a challenge. Sometimes it involves learning something new. Last year, when I had my 60th birthday, it was the Sixty of Six stay active challenge. This year I challenged myself to do 61 things I had never done before. This is proving harder than […]

Trees

I have always loved the outdoors. I grew up with a lot of freedom and by age eight I was allowed to roam our neighborhood, which included a grove of very old, very tall eucalyptus trees. I remember climbing up these trees and taking in the view of the world below. Recently I read the […]

Ethical Company

I just have to share the experience I had the other day that made me aware of the fact that there truly are ethical companies out there! I wanted to order leggings (for dancing, of course) which work the best with my new high tech, robotic leg braces. I searched (and surfed) around for a […]

Eating as a Geography Lesson

My husband and I don’t go out to eat nearly as much as we used to. For one, the choices in our area are not what we view as our “favorite type” of dining out. What we both love is finding a small, family run restaurant owned by people from another country. We eat early […]