A detailed check of Bride's Magazine, as one does, tells me that aluminum is the appropriate gift choice for a tenth anniversary. I'm not saying that Gorgeous was disappointed with my choice of the above, but it's fair to admit that I didn't win any brownie points for authenticity this time around. The 16th is … Continue reading Tenth Anniversary Getaway to Vero Beach
And we all know how that went! (Source: Azquotes.com) Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states… "A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least once a year"... So, campers, how's everything going in your tent? Just to be clear, I'm speaking of your billfolds and wallets here. Whichever is holding the wad … Continue reading Anyone Got a Plan B?
Source: New York Times As I type this, there is a demolition crew ripping out tile from what used to be our kitchen floor. Prior to that they did the same to the cupboards and the countertops. The work started this morning at 8:00am sharp. Men with large claw hammers, chisels, and floor scrapers arrived … Continue reading Controlled Chaos
St. Augustine Record; August 15, 2021 So what's left of your summer plans, hmm? Got Stevie Nicks tickets? Oh, wait. Oh, okay fine. Well, there's always the Florida Georgia Line. Oh, wait. Okay, films then. We all need a good 'ol blockbuster to forget our troubles for a couple of hours. How about the new … Continue reading Dog Days of Summer: Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
Source: Clipart Lilbrary.com Let's get down to some brass tacks, whaddya say? You know, lower the polite facades we keep and admit to a few social indiscretions. I know, I know. No one likes to be judged. But I promise that you are in a safe place here today. After disclosure, we'll only snicker about … Continue reading Hit The Deck!
Santa, self-isolating somewhere in Florida Who says it isn't a normal Christmas? Why just this morning we watched on the news how airports are again teeming with people, ready to travel back home and infect Mom, Dad, Auntie, and Grandpa. 'Tis better to give than receive after all. Health experts suggest getting a covid test … Continue reading Continued Idle Thoughts: Anyone For a Holly Jolly Christmas?!
Source: AP/KSAT Breaking News! Your humble blogger decided to get tested. Yes, after watching for months now all the video images of people having a cotton swab shoved up their nose, I thought I'd like to be featured on the news too. Unfortunately nary a journalist was there to chronicle the event. I'm apparently about … Continue reading Continued Idle Thoughts: This is NOT Your Grandmother’s Q-Tip!
Carefree on Miami Beach, 6/26/2020 Source: NY Post “As we stand here today, all 50 states and territories across the country are opening up, and safely and responsibly."Vice Président Pence, June 26, 2020 Bars here in Florida are closing yet again. Darn the luck. I hadn't actually gotten to one yet, but sitting amongst some … Continue reading Last Call!
(With respectful apologies to blogger Leslie at Praying for Eyebrowz) Funny, the hair stylist makes this look so easy each time..." Barber shops are now open here, but I remain resolute that I will steer clear of such perilous primp. I am, however, noticing that the 'ol eyebrows are taking a frightful turn towards Leonid … Continue reading Continued Idle Thoughts: Raising Spirits and Eyebrows
Source: Clipartix.com So what's considered a luxury vs. a necessity at the moment? I haven't gotten a haircut in about eight weeks. Unlike those freewheeling cats up in Georgia, Florida remains, ahem, cautious, and is keeping its salons and barber shops closed for the moment. I certainly could use a good shearing, but I admit … Continue reading On Medical Visits: My Dentist Forgot to Social Distance