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Snow!!
Saturday, May 09, 2020      30 comments

Not just a little bit of snow. A thick blanket on the ground, and on the trees. More still falling. Yes, it's May 9!! Am I thrilled about it? No. No, I am not. . I had to scrape the car off when I set out to the groc... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry Tales!
Friday, May 08, 2020      41 comments

We were sitting in our peaceful warm living room this morning reading the newspaper and sipping coffee. When Henry decided he would sneak quietly up the big front staircase to the second floor (where he can get into LOTS of mischief, unsupervis... Read more
Scary Times
Thursday, May 07, 2020      26 comments

A number of you had already listened to that Great Realization story I blogged about yesterday, or really liked it when you tuned in -- and are hopeful for greater kindness in a world re-shaped by the life-changing experience of this pandemic. ... Read more
The Great Realization!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      30 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Nw5KQMXDiM4&feature=youtu.be Oh yes: hindsight is 20 20. And this is gentle story about what we're coming to realize . . . There are great comments. We can stay kind and honest ... Read more
Spring Squirrels
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      34 comments

"Spring time seems to be the best time to start retirement," says dear Spark Friend 36Beatrice! Yes. The days get longer. Time is spreading itself out expansively. Yesterday the squirrels managed to break that office birdfeeder repo... Read more
A Little More Gardening . . .
Monday, May 04, 2020      33 comments

On Saturday it was finally warm enough to get out into my garden. Cut back old flower stalks. Lifted old leaves. Released the blooming hyacinths. I buy potted hyacinths for my kitchen table and my third floor bedroom window sill all wint... Read more
PHOENIX1949 Shout-Out!!
Sunday, May 03, 2020      29 comments

be you. do you. for you. That's what PHOENIX1949 has posted next to her computer. SOOOOOOOO simple. And just so profound!! Well: all the other jobs are taken . . . . So yeah. And I may have retired. But that's stil... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thank You for BEST RETIREMENT ADVICE Ever!!
Saturday, May 02, 2020      35 comments

What a generous and wise community this is . . . and how I enjoyed reading your comments in response to yesterday's blog requesting retirement advice. Oh yes: there's lots of expertise here!! And I intend to revisit your counsel frequen... Read more
Best Retirement Advice?
Friday, May 01, 2020      44 comments

There's lots of collective Sparkie wisdom out there -- hard earned -- about the retirement transition. From my own observation, it appears to be a process that, like other significant life changes, may take about two years to absorb!! ... Read more
Rain
Thursday, April 30, 2020      29 comments

It's raining out there. Muddy. But: Henry needs and want a walk anyhow. And me too. And everything is so intensely green. Tiny little leaves just beginning to unfurl on a few bushes. Green green grass. Bright red maple flowers.... Read more
Random Reciprocity!
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      30 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6670197 Really enjoyed MARINGAL's blog, "Randomly", in which she describes what's become a new way of walking her glorious golden retriever, Bernie. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Orchid!
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      40 comments

My office orchid -- two plants in a large pot with ivy -- was dormant for a long time. I had it there on a high shelf with east light screened ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts HenryBread
Monday, April 27, 2020      35 comments

Yes, clever kid did a little photoshopping yesterday -- to remind me that if I "loaf around" and eat too much of that fresh baked bread, I may end ... Read more
Bread and Henry!
Sunday, April 26, 2020      36 comments

Yes, I've been baking bread!! Flour is in short supply and there's no yeast at all. But that's the yeast of my worries actually, because I found ... Read more
Houndini!!
Saturday, April 25, 2020      30 comments

Our basset hounds were escape artists . . . both Ambrose and Rufus. We made sure there was identifying information on their collar tags -- name, address and phone number. There were a couple of occasions when somebody drove up the ... Read more

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