Now that I’m a senior and residing in an independent living facility, I look for things to do to help pass the time of day. Although there are many activities that are on the schedule here, many of them don’t appeal to me. Therefore, I look for other things to do and I’d like to fill you in on some of them. Continue reading
As I was sitting out on my balcony the other day, taking in some fresh air, I began thinking of some ways that I could possibly solve some of the world’s problems. I thought of writing to Donald Trump to tell him that when he was President of his company, he could dictate whatever he wished to his employees and he could just fire them if they disobeyed his commands. However, the same thing does not apply to his being President of the United States.
It is almost impossible to go more that ½ mile in any direction down in South Florida, without seeing either a small strip mall or a large shopping center. It is even more impossible to go more that 2 or 3 miles without finding a Dollar Store, or a 99 Cent Store. Continue reading
As a retiree, there is one thing that I cannot get away from and must always concern myself with – and that is food. Since I must eat in order to survive, and since I don’t cook, I have to make sure that I will be able to tolerate the food served in the dining room here or else I have to make sure that I live near some nice restaurants where I can sneak out occasionally and order a dish to my liking. Continue reading
When I was younger, I looked forward to retirement. I just never expected that it would be like this. It seems as though it’s not the ‘peaches and cream’ that I thought it would be. I open my eyes in the morning and I suddenly realize that God has returned my soul to me. I stretch out my arms and if I don’t feel wood, I know I’m alive. I then start to move – at least some parts of me do. Everything seems to hurt and the parts that don’t hurt, don’t work anymore. When I suddenly realize that I don’t have to go to work and listen to a boss who is either yelling at me for something I had done or not done, or is trying to pump some blood into my veins with positive thinking, I smile at the thought that I don’t have to listen to that any more. I am also grateful that I won’t have to kiss some customer’s ass so that I can get an order and keep that boss of mine off my back. Continue reading
When men get together at the senior care facilities here in Florida, the conversation generally turns to politics, sports or dirty jokes. Not everyone can tell a joke well and so those who can’t tell one or just don’t remember any, might resort to telling a riddle or two. Since none of us have any writers and we’ve been out of circulation for awhile, the riddles have probably been around the internet for awhile and you may have heard them before. Continue reading
If you can’t get rich being a doctor down here in Florida, then you wasted all those years going to college to become one. Getting a degree to become a doctor in Florida is like winning the lottery. New construction sites go up on an almost daily basis here and they are usually for 1) new housing developments, 2) shopping centers and 3) doctor’s offices. Around the middle of September, when the weather up north starts to get a bit chilly and elderly people start to wear Long Johns and Snuggies, the Metamucil migration begins. Doctors start to advertise for more nurses to cover their practice, like vultures during a feeding frenzy. Yet, it is very rare that you can get an appointment with any doctor before a week or two, unless you are willing to see his Physician’s Assistant. Continue reading