What Retired People REALLY Do

Oh, sure. We travel, relax, go for walks. We putter about the house, doing this and the other. We also join Guilds and get on Facebook more than we used to. Young people think retirement is one big Yawn-Fest, and old people are a bit “off”.

Young people can be wrong.

I’ll let you in on a little known fact: Retiree’s are so excited they don’t have to go to work anymore, they go through a “silly phase”.  Their children begin to worry about their mental state, and their grandchildren think they are the most fun people in the world.

That’s what it’s all about – fun. More like FUN.  Anyway, to give you an example of the type of silliness I’m talking about, I will tell you the story of the two bears.

Hubby and I were doing some Christmas shopping in the big city (of Manteca) and saw a large container full of stuffed bears. Huge Bears.

Momma Bear Knits   Poppa Bear with Remote
Miss Bear Knits                      Mr. Bear Has Remote

Apparently, the bear world is not so different from ours.  As you can see, these bears are bigger than I am, not to mention my grand-daughters. Even better, you should FEEL how plush they are. I had to get these for the girls. I couldn’t wait to see their faces when they saw them.

The Bears were too big to wrap and they would not fit under any of the beds. All closets were full of boxes of stuff to organize later.  Soooo, we just kept them in the family room. Now, here comes the silly part – we (hubby and I) played with the bears. That’s right. We even giggled like little kids. I would put hubby’s glasses on Mr. Bear.  They often watched TV together.

NowPoppaCanSee        BearsWatchingTV

One time, I put them sitting together on the couch holding hands.

Before I got around to taking a picture, hubby snuck in from his shop and changed their position. When I went into the kitchen, I caught a glimpse of what the Bears were doing  in the family room!

  (I did remember to take a photo)  MrBearGetsFrisky

Well, this turn of events required an equally surprising response.  And it got one.

♥   It was time for Mr. Bear to propose   ♥

                                                                       And yes, they are living happily ever after…


This Could Be News….

                 Retiree Loses Her Mind

Partying Retiree

Ms. Betty Lou Harris embarrassed her friends on Thursday by behaving inappropriately at a riverboat luncheon.

Apparently, Betty Lou believed she was on a Caribbean cruise. She did the Hula and tried to teach everyone how to dance the Macarena.

Although disruptive, there were no altercations or injuries. One crew member told us, “Man, that old lady could party! Her legs were like a 20-year olds.”

After the boat docked, Ms. Harris’s friends took her to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.

No further information has been released.



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Hello World, it’s me again…

Temporary Computer Desk

It is so great to be back!

We now have TV, Internet & Phone service up here in the forest. I really missed y’all. And I know you are dying to find out about the BIG MOVE because as you know, everything this crazy woman does has to be such a damned “adventure”. You’ll only have to be patient a bit longer 😉

<— Hubby made me a temporary desk today after the cable guy left.  (Not Larry, Sean was his name) We will be in search of office and living room furniture this week, and will actually venture out to the stores in the “big cities” of Sonora & Manteca.

I think I am halfway unpacked now, after a week of hard labor. Nothing seems to be in the right place yet, so re-arranging has been the hard part of the labor. There are little yellow sticky-notes on cupboard doors so hubby knows what is where at any given time. I won’t admit it, but I often need these little notes myself.

Tomorrow is Monday. When I don’t have to get up and get to work, Monday’s are really quite pleasant. In fact, the other six days are pretty cool too. I totally recommend this retirement thing  🙂