It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Giving and an Enjoyable Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

Yesterday I commented how I was finally getting a few decent night’s sleep. I should have kept my mouth shut because I barely slept last night. Yes I would fall asleep but within minutes I was looking at the walls, the ceiling or the clock before drifting off for another short nap. I slept like I normally do before a travel day when even though I can blank my mind out from thinking I still don’t get a totally relaxed night. Amazingly I was out of bed before 7:00 but I just didn’t have the energy to do my morning workout. By 8:00 Kathy had joined me for breakfast saying she had been only napping since around 7:00. I’ve told you before if either of us has a bad night’s sleep we both do. Now that’s sharing! 

After my morning shower and shave I was soon out the door on my way to Canadian Blood Donor Services for the last time this year. As I was driving down the E.C. Row Expressway a car was passing and it sounded its horn and I recognized it as our daughter Karen’s hand appeared through the open driver’s window waving her greeting. 

Today I made my 85th donation on behalf of my friend Ernie who is battling Stomach Cancer. At this point it is a wait and see approach where the Oncologist have to see what this round of treatment was able to accomplish. Kathy and I also believe in the power of prayer and do so often. Most of the nurses took a few moments to ask when we are going to be leaving for Florida and wished us a good time and also asked that we send some of the warmth and sunshine back to them. 

By the time I got home Kathy was just finishing making Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup using the carcass from the turkey we had eaten for our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner. It truly tasted wonderful and took the chill off and was filling. While we ate I suggested we go to the movies this afternoon since we had seen some pretty exciting trailers the last time we were there. 

Using the last of our gift cards with our Scene points card and a Seniors Discount it cost us two dollars to go see Ender’s Game. This movie was based on the book by Orson Scott Card and was written in 1985 over twenty years before the Hunger Games. This book has become required reading at the US Military Academies. It is a look at what someday could become the way of fighting wars. Harrison Ford plays a Colonel and could get a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The 16 year old star of the movie Asa Butterfield starring as Ender Wiggin could see a nomination for Best Actor. Kathy and I both gave it two thumbs up as it kept us on the edge of our seats throughout the movie and we found it a real eye-opener as to how with the changes to technology future battles may be fought. 

On our way home we stopped at Taco Bell where using a coupon we both ate supper for $7.35. We were well satisfied after and enjoyable meal. Not a bad afternoon a movie and supper for less than ten dollars. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Cleaning Your Desk: Step 2 Put everything in a big pile, then dump it into the trash. Now look at your desk with nothing on it. Nice right? Now do you really want to pick through the trash? So honestly decide what you need. My needs are: lamp, phone, computer, and two pictures, not three. If you honestly evaluate your pile, you'll find that you need very little.

Kevin Williams, Chicago Tribune


  1. Congratulations on your blood donations! That's impressive! I had to quit donating in 1996 after a surgery - despite the fact that it was cancer inconclusive - so really love hearing stories such as yours. We, too, seem to have a restless night the night before hitting the road. You'd think after nearly 13 years we'd get over the "pre-trip" jitters... but what can I say? Old habits.... etc.....

  2. Another chilly day for you, soon you should be heading south.