When we first retired, it seemed like we both still had so many irons in the fire so there was little time for play. Between getting a new house, working in the yard, and diving into volunteering full steam ahead, things took a lot of our energy.
Now later in retirement, we are ready to open new doors. Doors to lean back and just play a little, travel, get in shape, and eat right.
For starters, why not take advantage of local activities going on right here in town?!?!?
We hadn't been to the Symphony in ages, so taking in the Christmas program was a great way to start the season.
It is wonderful to visit parts of the country we haven’t been to for a while, so we recently took a trip to the Northwest. There was such gorgeous scenery and so many beautiful lakes.
Now we're planning another trip to Hawaii. We enjoyed our last trip and have decided it is time to go again, maybe to another island this time. Last time we were in Maui and we explored every nook and cranny of the entire island and enjoyed visiting all the points of interest.
I've been trying to get us both back into an exercise program and so far so good. We've each lost a few pounds and have a ton more energy.
Eating from our garden has been a real motivator to eat right. All those fresh veggies are so good and homegrown always tastes the best. Our zucchini has been wonderful and finding low-cal recipes to make has really helped us lose weight.
This hamburger/cheese/Italian stuffing mix tastes sooooooo good. This will definitely be on our list to have again.
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