Soon after we had our daughter, I read that elderly women receive far lower Social Security benefits than men due largely to motherhood. Having just become one, I visited the Social Security Administration website.
Last month I spent 40+ hours in a vegan lifestyle coaching academy. A year ago, if someone had suggested I do such a thing, I would have thought them crazy. That was before I walked away from a good-paying, steady job, months before turning 47 years old.
Avery, "When I grow up I'm going to buy the house next door and live in it."Me, "I love that idea!"Mitchell, "I'm going to buy the house on the other side and live in it."I'm all smiles.Peter, "I'm going to live in this house with my own wife and family!"...more
I often hear or read about unusual getaway places that some people have. Some folks have luxurious second homes in exotic locations. In the summer my next door neighbors lock up their 3500 square foot home and move into their 1200 square foot cottage on the beach. The two houses are within a 30 minute drive of each other....more
Five good friends at dinner and the topic turned to my friend Molly’s mom. Although “Mom” was the trigger, the topic was us. Molly had just relocated her mom to a senior living center and was saddened that mom didn’t have any friends there. Mom is fine, actually quite happy and relieved to be in a supportive community with activities and meal plans. But Molly – not so much. Actually she was churning.
Maybe I should see it as a serious sign?Maybe my life is wasting away into nothingness…..A black hole of ………..I have been contemplating on filling my days with ………..Well, let me back up. I am an empty nester. My two children are happily off to school. One in law school and the other in college. I was a stay at home mom that worked part time jobs and loved it.But Now, I am 46 years old, with two degrees in a bad economy and I am not all that desirable,well, for working! Trust me, I still got it *wink* LOL....more
hose ladies at Hallmark sure must be fun at parties. Putting the retirement cards next to the potty training and loss of tooth/teeth cards? I mean, I guess it could technically be in the right place – it Depends. (See what I did there? Ha!) Hooray! You used the potty…just in time to retire and play golf....more
My great-grandfather came to this country from Italy in the early 1900's. His supposed intention was to send for his wife and children after he got settled but his family never heard from him again. So his daughter, my grandmother, came to America when she was 16 years old to look for him. According to my mother, my grandmother said she never found out what happened and wouldn't talk about him anymore.I often think how sad it was that my mother and her siblings never got to know their grandfather or really anything about him....more
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