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Thursday, January 9, 2020

The holidays are behind us and that means that I am getting back to business. 

Sometimes I lament the fact that at my age I need to keep working, but then I think about my grandparents who continued to work in their business until their late eighties. I think about my uncle who will be 100 in June and still helps out with the bookkeeping for that same business. 

I like what I do. I like writing this blog and keeping up with all of you, and I love searching for vintage and antique treasures and selling them on to people who will love them. 

I have had to adjust somewhat how I do my business. I know that I can't lift heavy things the way I used to and if I do I pay for it (think sprained knee), but that's okay because there are still plenty of wonderful things I can sell. 

I've also enjoyed adding Poshmark to my business. It has been a gradual learning process, but it's fun and I hope to build that up more this year. 

Being busy doesn't just mean working. I am planning to start back into water aerobics Saturday. I feel like my knee has finally reached a point where I can do that. I'll let you knew how it goes. 

Last summer I joined a group for women over 50 who are transitioning into a new phase in their lives. We may be older, but that doesn't mean that we want to just sit around, put our feet up, and eat bonbons all day. 

The group is called TTN, which stands for The Transition Network. It is national and we have a local chapter here. I have been waiting for a peer group to open up to join and one finally has. I will be meeting with them for the first time on Tuesday. I think we will be starting with five women and hope to grow to about ten.

I'll let you know how that goes too. 

Life is busy again, but that is how I like it.


  1. I sure would love to have some more free time, to finally feel as if I can get on top of everything I need to do. At this stage in my life it would be nice to NOT have to work full time....maybe like 3 days a week? As it turns out, I'll be doing 6 days this week. Sigh.

  2. Yeah, keeping ourselves busy let us be active again. Blessings and wishes for your recovery. Etizolam RX

  3. Sounds like you have some wonderful new things to start out the new year. Good luck with your peer group. Sounds nice.

  4. That group sounds like it will be fun. Like you, I enjoy blogging so it doesn't really feel all that much like work. I hope you can exercise again. My back is still acting up and when you live alone you don't have anyone to help you so you just have to do what you have to do.

  5. I really don't want to just sit around either, but wouldn't mind eating bon bons!!! I love sweets but really have to limit myself as my blood sugar spikes and then it makes my heart flutter alot. Phooey! I like to be busy too and like selling online. Glad you knee is better. I need to get into some water aerobics too.. we have a wonderful aquatic facility here and it's on my to do list for this year to join seniors. Take care! Marilyn


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