Tag Archives: Retirement

Planning the biggest party of your life, even if you can’t be there

Life provides many opportunities for parties, right? Birthday parties when you’re little. Birthday parties for your kids – one of the most stressful aspects of parenting imaginable in my books. We won’t count all those teen parties that your parents … Continue reading

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Pondering my golden years — from the blog Where on Earth is Francine?

This enjoyable blog post by Francine Sullivan might more appropriately be called “Pondering my pre-golden years”, since I think of the golden years as being, well, let’s say older than Francine.  However, if you’re pondering your retirement years, I hope … Continue reading

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Go-go, go-slow, or no-go?

Go-go, go-slow, or no-go? This might be the question you ask yourself as you wake up on a weekend morning after a late night, knowing that you have lots to accomplish before the day is out. How am I feeling? … Continue reading

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We should be practicing for retirement our whole life

Recently I wrote a blog post in which I observed that in many ways our 9-year old grandson was practicing being retired during the week he spent with us in August. Of course, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, a throw-away … Continue reading

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How to entertain your 9-year old grandson for a week

Last week we entered new territory. Our 9-year old grandson flew to our home town all by himself (an official unaccompanied minor) to spend a week with us. Although we don’t live near either of our sons, we interact with their families … Continue reading

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Planning for retirement isn’t just about having enough money

I don’t mean to start this blog post off with a downer, but its impetus is in some way due to the sudden death of a friend of ours this past weekend. Along with shock and sorrow, the news got … Continue reading

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Why are straightforward projects seldom straightforward?

My last quilting project of 2017 isn’t quilted after all. And it is significantly smaller than the three quilts I made for our grandsons this year. But although it isn’t quilted … and it isn’t very big, the effort required … Continue reading

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