Retirement Blog

Wendy, Retirement Online

This retirement blog is simply my random blogging thoughts on all aspects of retirement and aging issues... now gathered in one place so that you can easily read.

Join me as I travel through the Retirement Lifestyle and learn about the quirks of retirement and all it's adventures! Fun Fun!

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What IF I live to Age 100? 
Something just dawned on me as I was rewriting one of my books -- I retired at 55, six years ago. My mother is age 90 today. I've written before about …

Retirement: My Dog, ChiChi, Died 
On December 13, 2016, I lost my buddy, ChiChi. She was my constant companion - I talked to her all day, took her out, fed her, and she was just THERE all …

Mom's 90th Birthday Party 
There are 3 photos here... be sure to click on the smaller one under the large photo to view them all! Thanks! Last Sunday was my Mom's 90th Birthday …

BOOM! 
Boom #1: I fell on Monday afternoon... boom! I was in mom's driveway leaving the house. I was at the car door, slipped on ice under the snow, feet went …

Using Your Gifts: Guitar Playing 
My husband has played guitar at our church for over twenty years now. One day, out of the blue, he told the music director, at Saturday night …

Book Review: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose 
Answering the "Who Am I Now? question in Retirement... by Eckert Tolle A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose …

McDonald's for Retirees 
Subtitle: A Day In The Life Of A New Retiree - Friday Freebies! My parents (in their 80's) are very proud of me becoming a retiree at age 54, and …

Retirement and the Gym 
Did I hear you Groan when I mentioned the GYM? Yeah, I do too... usually.... but Planet Fitness Gyms really is different! On October 3, 2012, …

Anniversary: It's only a number! 
Unlike many (or most) women, I don't mind telling my age. I do it all the time... no biggie. It is what it is.... I often tease my sisters and my cousins …

Retired and Feeling Acknowledged 
Sometimes in life, regardless of the circumstances, you simply need someone to hear you. Oprah talked about validation in her last farewell tv show, …

Finding Hidden Money 
IF you are skeptical about finding hidden money, read on... I was watching Suze Orman's The Money Class on the OWN TV Network a few days ago, and …

Leg and Back Pain... a home remedy for night time Leg Cramps and more. 
Try this home remedy for Leg and Back Pain... This is a very odd home remedy for foot pain, back pain, pains where your toes or calves get cramps in …

Betty White's new show:
Off Their Rockers
 
Did anyone watch Betty White's new show -- Off Their Rockers? I just saw the tail end of her 90th Birthday Party show, then this new show followed... …

Retiree Life Lesson:
About volunteering
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR Retiree Visitors! I didn't intend to post today... after all, it's New Years Day 2012 and I should relax a bit.... but I need to pass …

Retirement Resolution:
Make New Friends
 
Do you know that Friendship can keep you healthy and help you live longer? It's true! Just ask the Mayo Clinic, Harvard University, Brigham Young University, …

Jane Fonda's Workout for Boomers 
Jane Fonda was writing a new book and while researching aging, she reaffirmed the need for exercise. She found that "nobody does videos for people like …

Google Fun! 
Try this. It's cool... 1) Go to Google, type in 'Google Gravity' Click here to visit Google 2) Click on the first result that appears - Google …

Regis Philbin retires! 
Regis Philbin said Good Bye to millions of fans during his final tv show - “Live! With Regis and Kelly.” At age 80, Regis has been on tv for 995,000 …

Lunch at a Victorian Rose Tea Room 
Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a couple gals once again.. we do lunch somewhere different every month. Phyllis was my first supervisor (1973-1986) …

Retirement:
Time to Invest in Your Marriage
 
We all know that lifetime marriages don't happen much any more... we are often too busy with life to protect our marriages nowadays. This is my two …

National Insurance Commercial - Looking for New Retirees 
NEW Retirees Needed for a SAG National Network Commercial for Prudential. Last year, I posted the notice on the bottom of this page... the results …

Life is Short: Eat Dessert! 
This is a great reminder that Life Is Short -- get out and enjoy the sunshine today! (Forwarded email from Charles Wilcocks, South Africa below) …

Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, Died... 
Doctor Death has died... I have admired him, from afar, for years. Despite putting himself in danger, because his activities were illegal, he felt …

Oprah Show Ends 
Yesterday, May 25, 2011, was Oprah’s last day on her tv show… Her words just sang out to me! The following is taken from my notes of her last day. …

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Don't Take Life for Granted 
Just watched a program on M-TV about a deaf teen who got a cochlear implant.. Interesting! Most interesting was at the end -- this teen walked around …

I Love my new Kindle...
My Book Reader by Amazon!
 
I got a Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers from Amazon last week and I thought I'd write about it... you know …

Retirement, Reservatrol and Me... Very Excited! 
Recently, I learned that my sister is taking Reservatrol and has been for some time. Lorri has unending energy (which drives me nuts, as I just simply …

Veterans Need Your Help... 
Terry and I took a friend to the VA in Ann Arbor, MI this week. I was totally amazed at this VA Hospital... it was not dark and dirty, like you hear many …

Picasa, free photo editor 
I have used Picasa, Google's free photo editor, for years now. Anyone else use it? I found this video that I made maybe a year ago, so I thought I …

COMMENTS ON WENDY....THEN AND NOW 
Hey Wendy, I just read your updated info re: your last three years, kuddos to you, it sounds as though you are settling VERY nicely.... I, on the other …

Retirement: Where I Have and Have Not Been... 
I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never …

Golden Girls, and I am one! 
Do you remember the Golden Girls tv show with Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty? Well, I am watching them right now... …

Warren Buffet story: "Stop Coddling the Super Rich" 
I just ran across this story from the New York Times , written on August 14, 2011 by Warren Buffet who says: "My friends and I have been coddled long …

Baby Boomer President, Bill Clinton 
I just heard on the news that Bill Clinton, our first Baby Boomer President, turned age 65 today - August 19, 2011. The Boomers are coming! The boomers …

Life after Retirement  
Are you stuck in a retirement rut? Where is your life after retirement headed? Is everything around you the “same ole...” and you need a new adventure …

Retired: Do NOT Call me.... 
Years ago, I registered my home phone on the DO NOT CALL national registry list. Loved the fact that our dinner time calls stopped! I think you had …

I'm a "Too Young To Retire" Facilitator now! 
For five weeks, I took a tele-class on the "Too Young To Retire" book. It was fascinating! This book really helps Boomers get retirement into perspective. …

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