Finding your voice

My target retirement date is rapidly sneaking up on me.  It’s now less than 9 months away.  In place of my excitement and anticipation, this sneaky feeling of fear is creeping in. The voice in my head is telling me, “don’t quit your day job”, “have your next job lined up before you quit your…

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Fall is in sight

I’ve been pretty busy at my day job for the last couple of weeks.  I am really ready for the long Labor day weekend.  When I have a little break I am a bit obsessed watching the little hummingbirds battle for control of the feeders in the yard.  I think they are in a bit…

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On wings he will fly…

I have to admit I am feeling a bit sad and I went looking for a photo that would cheer me up.  My son has been home for the summer, looking for a “grown-up” job.  It’s not easy for the parents or the kids when they are back in the nest for a bit.  Through…

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Butterflies flutter by

The Texas heat is taking a little break.  I think the high today was only 95.  I was able to be outside for a little bit taking stock of my flower beds that are not looking so good after the extreme temperatures.  Even through my flowers are a bit of a mess, I’ve been trying…

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Finding the silver lining.

I am a little off topic today.  Yesterday I went to visit my oldest sister, Paula who has early onset Alzheimers.  This disease is a mean task master and has been hitting hard this year.  Paula has suffered with it for 10+ years, but this year is taking it’s toll. Paula was born a creative,…

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Time flies

It seems to me that some days feel like an eternity, especially in this Texas heat.  But other days it seems like time is just slipping away.  We haven’t been out and about as much this summer, but we took a trip to Maui for a company event.  We then spent a week there in…

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Spring winds

I’ve talked in the past about “anticipation”. A lot of my fun is the planning and dreaming about purchasing a second home, even if I am not sure we will ever pull the trigger and actually do it. I am a HUGE real estate junkie and spring always puts my new home fever into overdrive.…

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