Old Age – Not for Everyone

I just read a wonderful blog – https://talesforlife.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/my-tentative-plan-for-becoming-an-old-woman/

that got me thinking of all things – old age – but the author has just brought a subject to light that all of us go through and wonder about – Where did all the years go?


I suppose as I am nearing my retirement (what’s the countdown now?  Remind me to put a countdown on my page!) and since it is around the corner for me, the question is what to do with all the time I will have.  No more getting up at 5:30 – quickly getting dressed, a bite to eat and running out to pick up grandkids (I take them to school) and of course stopping at DunkinDonuts.  It would not bother me except the knees are going on me and the NY weather – at least winter – gets me down.  I hate snow….wouldnt it be wonderful to look out the window and know you dont have to go down to clean off the car – after navigating on the slippery sidewalk to get to the car.

But the question is – what to do?  Hubby has been retired for a while now but he is happy to sit on the couch and watch tv…I, on the other hand, am not.  So as I near my day – I will make a list of all the things I can do with my time…..First on that list will be step up my

Avon business…. – while I am doing well in that area, I know I can do better.  I can now attend the afternoon team meetings; I can toss during the day and manage to stop by loads of stores to leave my books.  But I also want to take classes, go to book signings (they are always in the afternoon) – see a show and even do shopping when there are no crowds.  We have a community center in my neighborhood – can finally meet the neighborhood people (other than my block) ….. more ideas to come…..now to get that countdown started up…..

Are you retired?  I would like to hear from you – what do you do to keep busy and “young”?

2 thoughts on “Old Age – Not for Everyone

  1. Hi sis, its been warm here in NY so far except for this Nor’easter we are in right now – high winds, rain, and floods (sounds like FL lol) …if I can get Seth on a plane, we will come. Especially since I finally decided to retire – in June! Talk soon, love ya!


  2. Move to FL! So much to do, and you will never have to clean off the car again! And of course WE will get to spend more time together 🙂 … Think “Snowbird” for now sis!


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