Yes, we will still be participating in Wednesday's Hodgepodge! For my A to Z
Challenge post you can just go here. You won't want to miss this one. It is my MOST embarrassing moment. Now on to the questions posed to us today by Joyce at Wednesday Hodgepodge.
1) What does retirement mean to you? Are you planning for it, not thinking about it, looking forward to it, or dreading it?
I was forced into early retirement in 2011 when Richard had a stroke and could no longer be left at home alone due to the short term memory problems. Then, as he became sicker, I became his full time (unpaid) caregiver! I am glad I could stay home. We juggled the finances and made it work. Then I took my social security early and have chosen to remain retired. I don't think I could go back to nursing again. What retirement means to me is going to bed when I want, getting up when I want, cleaning if I want, and sitting if I don't want. No more punching a time clock and living by someone else's rules. Freedom!
2)It's international guitar month. Do you play? What's a song you especially like to hear played on the guitar or a favorite song featuring the guitar?
I am not really a big fan of Led Zeppelin, but I love the guitar in Stairway to Heaven.
3) What's your comfort food?
My comfort food is sour cream. I like it on anything. Chips and sour cream are my go to comfort food!!
4)What's one activity or area of your life when you absolutely never procrastinate?
I don't think there is an area of my life that I don't procrastinate. I am a queen at procrastination.
5)Who does the grocery shopping in your house? Does your local store bag the groceries for you or is it a do-it-yourself kind of place? Do you like someone packing your groceries?
Richard used to do all the grocery shopping. My friends were jealous of my 'grocery'shopping' husband. When he got sick and I had to start the shopping it was the one thing I hated. Now, I have gotten used to it. I try to only go once a week. No in-between trips. That is how much I don't like going. No, I don't pack up my own groceries. They still do that at my grocery store. I usually decline having them help me out with them because I like to put them in the trunk myself. But it annoys me if they don't ask me if they can help me!
6)What's the coolest thing you have seen in nature?
I can't think of anything Garden of the Gods in Colorado. That is pretty cool. And the Grand Canyon!
7)Share a favorite quote about home.
8)Insert your own random thought here.
I am in the midst of the A to Z Challenge. I try to do my part by getting out and visiting as many blogs as I can visit each day. There are 1,976 blogs lists. This changes daily as they weed out those who aren't participating. I am currently sitting at 1316. So far I have visited over 120 blogs, not counting the blogs of people I routinely follow. It still pains me to find those who have signed up and done nothing. Or those who have wonderful posts and yet I can't figure out how to comment. Yes, there are blogs where it isn't obvious where the comments are. Arggggg! So frustrating!