Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Little Bit About Me

I am retired from State Government and a person that enjoys life, family, traveling, and just being alive! When you get my age (62), every day is an adventure and something to look forward to. During my early years I used to think how awful it would be to get old and have nothing to look forward too or to live for but now that I am on "The Other Side of the Hill", I find my life to be wonderful. I enjoy my family and friends so much more than I did when I was working. I have time for myself. I enjoy working in my yard. I love my home and enjoy working on it. I have a wonderful man in my life that is a great friend and companion and is there for me whenever I need a shoulder to lean on. My children, my daughter-in-law, and my grandchild all live within driving distance and I enjoy their company, e-mails, pictures, and the sharing of their lives.

I am very fortunate to be in good health as far as I know. I feel great, exercise, try to eat healthy (most of the time).

I plan to just write when I feel like it. Post whatever I want to say about what is going on in my life and how I spend my days with friends and family.

If I am home during the day, I usually watch "The View", sometimes Dr. Phil and sometimes, Oprah on tv. If it is pretty outside, I am usually out there digging in the dirt, working with my flowers, or picking up sticks out of the yard or raking leaves. I have approximately 22 large pin oak trees in my yard that drop their leaves late in the fall, so when spring comes I am still raking leaves. I love to cook and I especially love to make cakes and cookies. I collect lots of recipes
from friends, family, and the internet.

I am a nut about reality shows! Especially, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, and The Biggest Loser.

Bob, the man in my life, and I love to visit the casinos in Indiana. He likes to play poker at the tables and I usually play the slots some but we never spend a lot of money. It is a great get-a-way for us and the motels are great as is the food and pools and spas. We meet friends there and enjoy visiting as well as eating great food and just hanging out with them.

Basically, this blog will be a place to just write about my day, my week, or whatever.

Today, I have slept late, made cinnamon toast for breakfast (cinnamon is good for your cholesterol), watched The View and some of Fox News, received my order from L.L. Bean of a new pair of navy walking shorts and a lime green, plaid, seersucker, camp shirt, set up this blog, talked with Leigh (my daughter) on the phone, e-mailed Anne (my other daughter), read my son, Robbie's blog, and commented on it. Now, I am waiting for Bob to come over so we can watch out favorite shows together tonight. I think we will probably have pizza and beer for dinner.

Not being obligated to do anything is something I totally love about my life at this stage.


Leigh said...


I love ALL your blogs! I am totally addicted to reading them. :)

Love you!

Clara....in TN said...

Oh Judy, I love your blog. You sound a lot like me. Thanks for viewing my blog. I will try what you said about the sidebar and will let you know if it works.
I also love to be outside and digging in the dirt is one of my favorite things. Right now, I'm on hold until I get my radiation over with. I have been more "lazy" this Spring than I have ever been in my life.
I put your blog in my favorite places. I will be back again! Clara...in TN