Tag: retirement

life

When We Were Grown-Ups … or… Adulting Is Hard

Remember your first apartment? I remember mine clearly. My first taste of independence. I felt totally grown up. I was in university and I shared a dark basement apartment with two friends from childhood. All of my furniture had been …

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life

Of Hallowe’en, Make-Overs, and Make-Unders

Hallowe’en. Let’s call it “Extreme Make-over Day” from now on, shall we? When people play around with their identity, mask their true selves and pretend to be someone, or something, they’re not. Like Katherine, pictured below. Her make-up is impressive, …

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Surviving Winter and Staying Fit… AND Sane.

It has been a great winter for snow so far. And by great, I mean that we’ve had lots of it, although nothing like the huge dumps they’ve had further east. Hubby says that it’s been many years since we’ve …

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fashion

Sunday Style… What to Wear When You’re Done Work… For Good.

I have had to transition my work-a-day wardrobe into an all-weekend-all-the-time wardrobe since I retired. I’m calling it my Sunday style.

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life

Fit After Fifty: It’s All in the Numbers

Yesterday Hubby and I went cross-country skiing for the first time this season. The weather was gorgeous… sunny and -5 Celsius. Perfect skiing weather. The river looked beautiful in the sunshine. I’ve been sick with a cold and sinus infection this week, …

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life

Fit After Fifty … The Saga Continues

At the beginning of September I wrote a post about staying fit after fifty, and after retirement. Battling what I call “slippage.”  I was writing about my own life, the difficulty of keeping fit over time and the changes wrought by …

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life

Why I Love Golf

I love golf. I started to play not long after I met my husband. He’s an avid and excellent golfer and has been playing since he was a teenager. It all started with his teaching me to swing the club …

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life

Growing Pains…Or Start-Up Stressors

So… on Wednesday January 15, 2014 I published my first ever post to my first ever blog. Yep..I just pressed “Publish” and miraculously my words and pictures were transported into cyber land. This is a whole lot different than posting …

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