The break in my blog writing is indicative of a break in my life. Literally everything is upside down. Everyday life reveals some new and obvious things like … Retirement means loss of routine … Duh Retirement is like turning over the reins to the millennials … OMG Everytime we move… We begin everything all… Read More Gertrude Takes Charge!
Had a long standing agreement with SusieQ that I wouldn’t bother her and she wouldn’t bother me. So, I stopped tennis, golf, and racquetball. But, I was able to do yoga, weight training, hiking, bicycling and dancing, so all was well. Until it wasn’t. SusieQ broke our agreement when she began complaining at random times.… Read More SusieQ Please B True
Forty years of pulling on the oars is hard to walk away from. You get used to getting up in the morning and trudging to work. You get used to being the “goto” person for problem solving because it makes you feel important. Now I sit on top of the deck trying to relax while… Read More The Oarsman
All the music that I had been practicing for weeks poured out of my brain and splashed on the floor. I was paralyzed until Mom came up and retrieved me. She took me back to my seat where I buried my face in her breast wishing I could disappear. As I sat and watched G’daughter… Read More Fear of Success
It’s easy to be a Sideline Advocate and stand next to the parade route cheering on the participants. Like men/women at strip clubs, I place money in their belts/garters and watch in the comfort of my home. To my credit, I also write letters to Congress. When there is a march occurring, I lament that… Read More TIME TO PUT-UP OR SHUT-UP
Could have gone forever not realizing that parts of my body float (and not the obvious parts). Been looking for the right combination of exercises to reduce the overall “float”. My health club offers cardio, weight training, spinning, circuit training, swimming, yoga, barre, and pilates. Which is a great smorgasbord, but the number of options… Read More MY BUTT FLOATS
Post headlines had story about girl in Mexico who wass under rubble from earthquake awaiting rescue. Then instead of reporting on the number of dead, as they usually do, they reported on the number saved. It doesn’t change the fact that many have died and probably more to be tallied, it just tweaks… Read More TWEAK IT