Posts in category "Life Over 50"

Best Friends Forever

Life is very complicated these days. Everybody knows that. Between jobs, kids activities, family obligations, and so much more, most of us barely get the simple things accomplished each day. We remember to eat when our stomach growls and the laundry needs to be done because we run out of underwear, but a lot of... Read more »

Final Battle for One of the Greatest Generation

I recently returned from visiting my mother and stepfather in Florida. My stepfather, Carl, had a stroke about a year ago, and has been in the nursing home ever since. And while his body is not functioning as he would like, and he has trouble completing his thoughts verbally,  his mind is not impaired. It... Read more »

People Watching at the Rummage Sale

It’s that time of year again! No, not the gorgeous fall colors, the leaves floating gently in the fresh breeze, the crisp air. No, it’s time again for the Fall Rummage Sale at my church! Ugh. I really don’t like getting ready for this giant sale, but this time I have a new way to... Read more »

The Emmys Just Don't Matter

I must really be showing my age. The Emmys were on TV Sunday night. I never watch awards shows. They are boring. So the next morning in the Chicago Tribune, I perused the list of winners. The Trib listed the winners in 25 categories. There was only one winning show that I willingly have watched more than... Read more »

Set Goals Like Diana Nyad

Last week, Diana Nyad completed an amazing swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida.  You had to be living in a space ship cut off from all contact with Mother Earth to have not heard about it. Eric Zorn, a columnist I have long enjoyed in the Chicago Tribune, commented on how the naysayers were... Read more »

The Circle of Life Before My Eyes

My husband and I have our first grandchild.  For those of you with grandchildren, that simple sentence says soooo much that words cannot convey.  The pride, the love, the overwhelming sense of being truly blessed by this little child who has no idea of the joy he gives so many people. Cody is about 9-1/2... Read more »

Memorial Day Is For Memories

Memorial Day!  In my childhood, it was always May 30, the first day of summer, the start of those warm/hot/humid days of no school, long hours of daylight, catching fireflies, and trips to the lake.  For me it never got any better than this. When I was a kid, we always went to my Grandma’s... Read more »

Medicare Calls the Shots

An elderly gentleman I know suffered a stroke last December.  It has affected him more physically than mentally and though unable to speak well, he is fully cognizant of all that is going on around him.  He has made some improvement over time, but is still confined to a nursing home. Therein lies the problem. ... Read more »

Retirement Busy-ness

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and today I am wondering, as I have in the past, how I managed to fit it all in when I was holding down a full time job.  There are a lot of personal business type things to attend to, spending time with my grandson and his mom and... Read more »

The Exhaustion of the Encore Entrepreneur

I’ve been trying to write about my Encore Entrepreneur sister for a couple of months now.  She started a business recruiting part time accounting professionals for businesses who don’t need full-timers but want true professionals to work a few days a week or a month.  Her niche is that many of her clients are moms... Read more »