Tuesday Time with Dr. Retirement! What's on your mind today? My agenda for today is an open slate, so what shall we talk about today?
And a good afternoon to you!
What is on your mind? I fight frustration and "difficulties with tech issues- daily"
I love technology, but not when it doesn't work!
USA, post Labor Day holiday signaling summer time ending, Pandemic raging.
Indeed, it's a scary thing -- people not testing before gathering and not masking up. I'm sure we'll see another surge in three weeks, sorry to say.
Last week I mentioned a trend that's grown a bit since the pandemic started, most likely because we've all been hunkering down with the family, and that's "Gray Divorce". Not only is this a life-disrupting event, it often leaves one of the parties in a tenuous financial situation. Is this a concern for you?
Myself, un-espoused, thus, no.
Have to jump through a lot of hoops daily- these days with every inch of progress.
At least you're making progress!
Hi everyone, what's on my mind? Hahaha, A LOT. One major concern is waiting for my husband to actually commit to stop vaping and drinking. I'm trying to focus on myself more.
Waiting for another person to stop their pleasurable activities is like trying to catch a bullet with your teeth. Self focus is good, especially when those around you can be self-destructive.
Getting back to last week's topic on how to bring joy into your life, my favorite way these days is to pay a quick visit to my grandson, coming up on three years of age. To watch that mind work as he tries to figure out a puzzle, or hearing his unfettered laughter at my silly voices and faces is a true joy and blessing!
Joy. Very important. You have a great blessing with grand. I continue to try smiles and keeping humour nearby. Laughter is helpful for me.
The funniest thing with toddlers is that one day, they absolutely LOVE a particular food item -- can't get enough, beg for more, and eat all that's at hand. So you go to the store first thing the next day to replenish the supply only to hear, "No - I don't like that anymore!"
You in-joyed your holiday time away?
It was a good week away, but for the physical pains from driving 8 hours a day for 2 days, then sleeping in a much smaller bed and causing a shoulder impingement! Getting older with parts wearing thin is no fun. We were visiting with my wife's sister, and that alone can be an emotional roller-coaster! But the wineries we visited in Oregon's Willamette Valley were outstanding and worth all the time and effort. (I found out that it is not pronounced Willa-mette, but Will-amm-it, as in "dammit". My wife bought me the t-shirt "It's Willamette, dammit!"
Lovely! Understand the change of comfort in old age. Car seat not same as my Beautyrest mattress in storage. (Aarrgg!) I lived in The Dalles.
That's great! I haven't seen my little great grands much during the pandemic. Today I met a lady who had a four month old daughter. It took all that I had inside of me to ask if I could hold her. The lady gladly gave me the baby, thanked me and offered me an opportunity to see the baby again when she comes to town. The baby and I had an awesome rapore; it felt great!! I'll be okay for awhile now.
"Baby Fixes" are the best!! Until they drool, spit-up, or poop...
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