Tag Archives: Adversity

Q–Quiet

Quiet stretched before Wayne like a road he remembered traveling in Montana–where the horizon remained the same mile after mile. Mary had passed away not quite two months ago. At the beginning, he’d wished for more quiet time some days as … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Writing, Retirement stories | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

M–Mom

Has anyone dealt with the Veterans Administration? If that is in you future, be prepared to fill out multiple forms, gather hard-to-find personal information, and be offered help that doesn’t really help. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks preparing … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Journey Into Retirement | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

H–Hail

I love springtime. Blossoms. Green-up.   Planting annuals in the flower beds and seeds in the vegetable garden.   But the season is fickle. Just as I dig into the drawers and the back of the closet for shorts and T-shirts, the weather … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Journey Into Retirement | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sun is Shining

“Make hay while the sun shines,” Mom always said. I try to follow that advice. For instance, I planted the garden early this year so it will have a good start before the summer drought hits. It’s lookin’ good. Hubby and … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Journey Into Retirement, My Writing, Retirement stories | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Can I Retire from Housework?

For forty-five years, in my world, Saturday meant housework and errands. Vacuum the carpet. Dust the furniture. Clean the kitchen and bathrooms. Do the laundry. Shop for groceries. The thing is, I got it all done—every week. Oh, there were … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Journey Into Retirement, Retirement stories | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Cozy, Cozy Mysteries, Writing Cozies, AND Waiting

Here I sit, at the computer in my cozy office, cozily clad in corduroy, feeling all warm and cozy. While I attempt to attend to my writing, my purring cat demands pets.  Glancing  through the window at a robin shivering on … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in My Journey Into Retirement, My Writing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Harrowing Day on Mt. Wrightson

Here is a story from a friend who is very tenacious. He moved to a new location and made a new life for himself after retirement. He wrote this story about one of his experiences: PROLOGUE: In November of 2009, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Retirement stories | Tagged | Leave a comment