Category Archives: life

Travel Anxiety

Just flew across the Country from Oregon to New Jersey. I have made this several times throughout the years both from when we lived in New Jersey and now in Oregon. Flying has always caused me a certain level of … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund

One of the things I worked diligently on for the past 10 years was building up an emergency fund. Looking back at past memories of stressing over things like getting brakes for my vehicle, or taking care of that transmission … Continue reading

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Lessons from NOW will fuel the FUTURE of Retirement

Carefully planning for a future retirement brings about many thoughts and idea’s moving forward. One of the most important questions I constantly ask myself during the course of the day is, “Do I really need to make this purchase”. Whether … Continue reading

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44 months to retirement.

With just 44 months and counting I am setting up monthly obligations to the preparation of another complicated move. We have decided that before we sell our home we must first purchase our retirement home. It will be an action … Continue reading

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Mountains of Tomato’s

The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off. The heirloom tomato’s are … Continue reading

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Retirement in 45 months? Ahhhhh

Reaching the grand age of 58 and contemplating my future brings about so many thoughts of the past. I am down to 45 months before I reach the age of 62 and am eligible for Social Security income and can … Continue reading

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Mom passed last week

Conscious confirmation to self that all is well Cardio all week and my body weight drops, Weight lifting on the weekend and my body weight goes up. But progressively my body weight is dropping slightly each week as I am … Continue reading

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This Mornings thoughts on Whole Food Plant Based

Whole Food Plant Based is leading to yet another success story. Miraculously my blood sugar has dropped down from an average fasting number of 160 to 110. My overall body weight continues to drop slowly at an average of about … Continue reading

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