My son was amazed that I decided to get my first tattoos at the age of 60. He has lots of them, all very colorful. He got them some years ago. Fortunately he got them all in places he can hide them. That’s good because he now works in management at a Japanese based manufacturer. I, on the other hand, did not care to hide … Continue reading My first tattoos
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. (T. S. Eliot) It was a beautiful Christmas Eve day in the burbs of Atlanta. People were out shopping at our outdoor mall in short-sleeved tee-shirts. It was a bit windy and my hair blew every which way, but the cool air felt wonderful on my face and arms. … Continue reading What will the New Year bring?
In a few days I’ll have been retired for three months. I find myself feeling guilty a lot. I haven’t accomplished as much as I think I should have. My husband keeps telling me I’m new at this. I need to relax and enjoy it. So far I have enjoyed it tremendously, but I still feel guilty. So the other day I took stock of … Continue reading Retirement Guilt
School has started back and I’m beginning to settle into a more normal schedule for my new retirement. I take a shower and wash my hair on Thursday nights; lunch with Breezy comes every Friday. Breezy is particular about how her Gigi looks. She’s already mad at me for letting my gray begin to show, so I make sure I wear my hair down … Continue reading Lunching with Miss Breezy
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. (Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 6) I am healing. My mind, body and spirit are rejuvenated. As I sit alone on the porch of my high school friend’s house on Lake Athens, Texas, I … Continue reading Reflections on a Lake