Now that I’m retired, I have more to time to go on vacations, and Mother/Daughter vacations are a special kind of getaway for me. These vacations are special to me for many reasons. I never had this kind of relationship with my mother. I know they won’t last forever. She gets and accepts me (theContinue reading “Mother/Daughter Vacations”
The family Christmas Tree is finally decorated. Decorating the Christmas Tree is a big deal to me as it was for my Dad, and as I hope it always will be for my daughter. When I was a kid we would go out as a family, always on a Sunday to pick out our ChristmasContinue reading “Oh Christmas Tree!”
After more than 30 years of marriage and a teaching career, We have acquired quite a collection of Christmas decorations for around the house. Many of our decorations are Christmas gifts from my students. Our children also made some of the decorations when they were young in school, and no matter how worn and tiredContinue reading “Deck The Halls!!!”
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to St. Lucia with my husband. If you spend a lot of time watching the news, you may think we’re crazy, but it was extremely safe and we had a great time! We were supposed to travel for the first time without kids in more than 25 yearsContinue reading “Traveling During A Pandemic”
I’m not sure exactly how it happened, or when, but somehow my television was on the same cable news channel the entire day. I could tell you what time it was basically by seeing or hearing which news show was on my television. I retired about a year and a half ago and somehow becameContinue reading “How Did I End Up Watching So Much News?”
My father used to tell me, “Jennifer your 40’s are great. It’s in your 50’s that the chips start to fall off the block.” Well I’m 56 and suddenly the chips are starting to fall! I’ve decided to make some lifestyle changes for better health and wellness. All my life I’ve had to watch myContinue reading “Mid 50’s Lifestyle Changes for Better Health and Wellness”
Last month my husband and I took a road trip to Cooperstown, New York. It is a great little town and we really enjoyed our two night stay there. On the way to Cooperstown, you pass right by Howe Caverns so we figured we might as well plan a pit stop there. It was definitelyContinue reading “Cooperstown, New York”
When I was a teen in the early 1980s, I didn’t have instant access to answers to questions I had, or things I wondered about. My resources were my parents, the Encyclopedia Brittanica, and the local library; and these resources often weren’t very useful in answering my questions. When my close friend bought her firstContinue reading “Howe Caverns”
Update! I must give another shout out to Teladoc. I think they are the single best thing to come out of this pandemic. I went to the beach this week during the heatwave and went in the ocean numerous times and have water stuck in my right ear. I tried all the techniques suggested onContinue reading “Teladoc to the Rescue”
Living on Long Island is great, but a change of scenery is even better. In the world we are all living in right now, why not take a road trip? I just came back from a road trip to Binghamton and Ithaca New York with my daughter, and we had a great time. The SouthernContinue reading “Why Not Take a Road Trip?”
When should you travel? Any chance you get! I retired last June from teaching and I’m happy to say that I have been on quite a few getaways. I may not have traveled the world or been overseas, but I think it’s important to always have something to look forward to. My last day ofContinue reading “When Should You Travel? Any Chance You Get!”
So what do you do if you need a doctor during a pandemic? You call Teladoc! Teladoc provides quick and easy access to a doctor. Thankfully through social distancing and quarantine, I do not have the coronavirus, but I do have a dry eye condition that seems to be progressing. I attempted to contact theContinue reading “Teladoc”
I’m newly retired and I thought I would spend time watching movies in the afternoon, but that never really materialized until the quarantine.
Cruising is fun and I hope that the cruise industry bounces back quickly from this ordeal. I know cruising is not for everyone, but there’s many people like me rooting for their recovery!
I’m old school and still think breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
My memory loves you; it asks about you all the time – Jonathan Carroll
Long before I retired, I was planning and establishing these hobbies.
Throughout our lives we will be guided by others, but we ultimately, make the decisions about the way we will live our life. When I was young and I would ask my dad for advice, he would say,” I can only give you suggestions and try to guide you, but you have to live yourContinue reading “Retired Teacher”
Last year started off pretty slow and painful for me due to a horseback riding accident, but taught me how strong I was, that people are genuinely good, and you should take nothing for granted. February brought the loss of Gabby my chihuahua which makes me feel very sad, I thought we would retire together.Continue reading “Living a Happy Retirement Life”
Hi I’m Jen, and I’m a newly retired 3rd grade teacher. 55/25 is a wonderful thing! I was told it was a good option to have, but for me it was the only option. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to retire young because life goes by so quickly and I want toContinue reading “Retired Life Blog”