Thoughts on the End of 2014

The tree and its ornaments are put away for another year or two or until Grandson comes back. The refrigerator and freezer are full of leftovers, the remains of the feeding frenzy of the holidays. Wrapping paper, bows, and bags are stored for the season. The many rolls of tape are in the drawer with […]

Thoughts on Last Minute Gifts

It’s only a few days before Christmas and I am struggling to finish homemade Christmas gifts. I tried not to wait until the last minute to start, starting three weeks before Christmas. It’s not my fault that I’ve had to rip out so many seams. Is it? When I’m in a hurry, why does every […]

Thoughts on Cooking

There are two kinds of cooks in the world: dumpers and measurers. You know what those are? Dumpers guess at amounts of ingredients in recipes. Usually dumpers have cooked for a while and can estimate amounts of ingredients in recipes.   They usually have recipes memorized so their cookbooks are largely in their heads or make […]

Thoughts on Geocaching

For years, I’ve been telling Hubby to find a hobby. I have lots of hobbies and enjoy them all. They give a sense of purpose and fulfill a need to accomplish something. Everyone needs hobbies during retirement. Hubby was introduced to the hobby of geocaching by his uncle and now he is enjoying searching for […]

Thoughts on Being Thankful

It’s the time of year when people give thanks for what they have. I don’t wait until a day in November to be thankful for the bounty and blessings I have. I am thankful for them each and every day. I am thankful to be a Christian and the spiritual gifts and blessings that come […]

Thoughts on Disney World

This past week, I was privileged to spend two days at Disney World in Florida with my daughter. Time with my daughter is very precious to me since I live in Idaho and she lives in Texas. And spending it in a magical place was the best time ever! We stayed at a Disney resort […]

Thoughts on Writing Books

A quick update this week on the progress of my book. I am working with an editor who is doing a content edit of the manuscript. He’s done an excellent job of helping me get things polished and ready to go. So far, he likes what’s there and I like the changes he’s suggesting so […]

Thoughts on the Retirement Boot Camp

When I retired at the end of May, Hubby had a rigorous retirement boot camp planned for me. My last day of work was a short one and I got home at noon. Hubby took me on a 4-mile hike that day. Part of boot camp is getting into shape. The consolation was an ice […]