Category Archives: Early Retirement Life

Gift Giving and Receiving Suggestions

I was listening to a podcast by Gretchen Rubin.  She was talking about how she feels awkward sometimes receiving gifts.  Her sister, Elizabeth, said that she gave her mother-in-law a foot care package and her mother-in-law was a bit put … Continue reading

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But I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walked a 1000 miles To fall down at your door –The Proclaimers

On Sunday, over 100 people went on a brief hike to enjoy a waterfall in Oregon.  Some hiked in bathing suits, other trail runners planned a quick dip.  A wild fire started by a 15 year old without a fully … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks from my Daughters

The earliest one was parking for the local movie theater.  My daughters found a spot in the parking structure that most people miss because it is on the way out.  It is the same level as the ticket machines and … Continue reading

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Life Tips and Tricks or now known as Life Hacks

My husband and I were talking about some of the things that we have learned through life through either experience or ideas passed on from family and friends.  Here are a few: Make extra house keys.  Give one to someone … Continue reading

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It is More Important What you do Everyday than What You Do Some Days—Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

I have logged over 8 miles and the week is just halfway with a 5 mile walk on Thursday evening.  I had a large glass of tonic water with a lime last night and read.  The siren call came at … Continue reading

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Make Life Easier By Starting New Habits

I have started reading the book by Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before.  It was recommended by my daughter.  I had read her other books, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home.  She examined how people can make the changes that … Continue reading

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Are You a Foodie Quiz

1) Do you have White Vinegar, Rice Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, and White Wine Vinegar in your cupboard?  (4 Pts)    Give yourself a point for every type you do have in the cupboard. 2) Do you have both white and dark … Continue reading

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