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A Thanksgiving First 4 Me
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      15 comments

Actually several firsts. For the first time in maybe 30 or 40 years I won't be with a crowd. Just the intimate family circle. For the first time EVER we will have Da Pwincess with us. And she's sitting up in a high chair and eating. I... Read more
Photos From The Day Off
Monday, November 20, 2017      13 comments

Thanks y'all for the thoughts about when to take a day off. Of course, I know about resting between sessions for 48 hours - how the tiny tears we make in the muscle fibers will heal stronger with a day of rest - but will tear more if they don't ... Read more
A Day Off - When Do You Take One?
Sunday, November 19, 2017      13 comments

Obviously you're smart enough to take a day off if you really really need one - but what about those times when you are wondering ... feeling as if you might be pushing things too hard. You might go ahead and do your workout and feel just fine .... Read more
Black Friday - Just Wonderin'
Friday, November 17, 2017      18 comments

Do you DO Black Friday? I mean - would you get up at an unseasonable hour and loiter outside a store to get a television set or a battery operated talking bear or a remote controlled Christmas carol singing fly fishing rod or a snow produci... Read more
Coloring My World - Not My Hair
Sunday, November 12, 2017      15 comments

Gobs of years ago ... I just looked - 1987 ... I read Carole Jackson's book Color Me Beautiful and that was the end of navy blue, candy pink and even black for this gal. Jackson divided people into four colorways, based on seasons. Winter, Spri... Read more
Those Pumpkiny Things
Sunday, November 05, 2017      16 comments

In a recent blog I talked about succumbing to the dessert tray at a party last September.
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Now it's November
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      12 comments

Oh my. Here I am starting Month #3 of retirement and I still haven't found the New Normal. Heck! I haven't even swapped out winter clothes. Life without schedule is ... a learning thing. Not that we don't have a schedule at all. There are ... Read more
The Thrum of Guilt - and A Little Help From TheBrains
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      12 comments

emoticon I am thoroughly loving retirement and for that first month I indulged in days and days of doing exactly wha... Read more
Is TIME Your Friend or Your Enemy? TheBrains weigh in
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      12 comments

This is a debate question an elderly couple told me they loved to argue whenever they didn't have anything else to talk about. He said it was his friend - she claimed it was her enemy. When she told me this I thought .... Of Course it's yo... Read more
Today is my BUHTHday
Thursday, September 21, 2017      20 comments

That's how Paul McCartney says it in this youtube clip and I just love it.
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An Unexpected Retirement Benefit?
Monday, September 11, 2017      18 comments

I knew I'd catch up with my sleep when I retired and I suspected I'd have more time for exercise. I am and I have and I'm loving it. But yesterday, while trekking through my Enchanted Forest ... Read more
What's Your Why? The Maintenance Edition
Sunday, September 10, 2017      11 comments

There are lots of reasons for losing weight - health, appearance, mobility, pain control ... even social pressure or a job requirement. You know why you want to do this so you look for HOWS and choose WHENS and decide on WHATS. It will be lots o... Read more
Pre-holiday Body Motivation
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      17 comments

So. It's September Ooooo - Birthday Month! And it's the first September when I have had total control over my schedule. Not even a child to look after. Just me me me me me. Ha. well. that's not true at all, but it's the first September in ... Read more
My Mad Dash To The Finish Line
Saturday, September 02, 2017      21 comments

It came. That last day of werk. Last hour of that last day of werk. Last minute of that last hour of that last day of werk. And in true ENFP style - I wasn't finished yet. I'd spent too much time chatting and talking and fl... Read more
The Last Week of Werk
Sunday, August 27, 2017      14 comments

And so it begins. The last 5 days of my working life lie before me - each day with its old familiar routines - its open possibilities - its choices. Mostly I am ready for this change. Almost completely. This doesn't mean I have everything ... Read more

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