Monday, March 31, 2014

I Admire People Who.....

I attended a memorial service today for a woman who had worked for the Chamber of Commerce in our little town for 30 years.  She was a quiet, friendly woman who never forgot the name of someone she had met. She was a woman who did nice things for other people every day without ever expecting anything in return. The hundreds of people who attended the memorial service were a testimony to the fact that she was a woman who lived her life in an admirable way. 

It is easy to admire people who do big things in a big way but remembering this woman along with the many who came together to honor her reminded me that doing things every day in an admirable way is just as important.

I admire people who.....

Know that there is always something new to learn.

Realize there are times when it is okay to let someone do more for
 you than you can ever possibly repay.

Have time and money and are willing to share both.

Are really positive about their political convictions
and really know why they are.

Don't take all the blame or all the credit for
the outcomes in their children's lives.

Don't always have to be given credit for the positive things for which they are responsible.

On a lighter note I would add people who.....

  Are out jogging when I think even my basement is too cold for me to go down and use the treadmill.

Are over 15 and can ride a Tilt-A-Whirl without getting sick.

Get up an hour early in the morning to go to the gym.

Are over 15 and can do the splits.

Say they want to lose some weight and then actually lose some weight.

Who do you admire?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This Post Should Be......

Since I haven't posted for a while this post should be a nice long catch-up post about the fun things I have been doing but it isn't ....because I haven't been doing anything, at least not anything fun to write about. I stepped out of retirement for a bit and I have been working for the past 2 1/2 weeks which left me so worn out at the end of each day that I didn't have the energy to do anything but recoup and get ready to go back the next day.

Image from Google Images

Working for a while wasn't too bad except for the stress over things about which I had no control, having to be up and out early every morning and being tied to an office all day. All in all, it served to remind me why retirement is a really good thing.


My daughters and their families apparently know how to have fun better than I do. They have gone to Arizona to find some spring for their Spring Break. (It snowed here yesterday).  In addition to fun at the pool they will attend some Rockies spring training games.

It was still warm enough for the kids to swim at 8:00 last night.


Dodger seemed to think it was fun to sit for nearly an hour watching a squirrel in a tree.

Brave boy that he is, when it finally came down he just watched it as it scampered away.


So, I am back to being retired and looking for fun. Well, except that I have agreed to work 1/2 day a week for the next few months. Hopefully I can handle that  a little better.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

There's An App For That?

This may not be news to people who go to the movies more often than I do but it was new to me. I am taking my 13 year old grandson to a movie this afternoon and my daughter alerted me to the Runpee app, an app that alerts you to the best time for a dash to the bathroom during a movie. 

Image from Google Images

 I haven't used it yet or even thoroughly researched it, but from what I can tell it allows you to set your phone to give you a couple of warning vibrations and then a final vibration that lets you know it is time to go without worrying about missing any critical scenes or parts of the plot line. It then allows you to read notes about what your are missing while you are gone, hopefully while you are running down the hall rather than when you are actually using the facilities.  It also lets you know how much time you have to, uh, take care of business and get back to the theater.

Even if you aren't one who drinks those giant movie drinks this app sounds like it might be pretty handy for the pees-a-lot crowd of which I am a member. For .$99 I may have my grandson download it on our way to the movie. You gotta love technology!