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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Busy Doing Nothing, human behavior, , , party poopers, , , retirement, , , wage slaves,   

    RETIREMENT TIME 

    Hard as it may be (for me, at least) to fathom, it seems that many people approaching retirement don’t look forward to it because they don’t know what they’ll do with all the time they’ll have when they have no job. That has never struck me as a problem, what with books to be read, writing to be written, learning to be learned (unless you already know everything), trips to plan, music to enjoy, sports to follow, chores to avoid, mislaid items to look for, naps to take, etc….not to mention human behavior forever to be baffled by.

    Believe me, friends, if I had half the time my once-upon-a-time fellow wage slaves assume I have, I would be posting a post almost every day instead of once a week or so (which, I concede, may still be too often for you malcontents and party poopers out there).

    So, how busy am I?

    Oops — how did that clip get there? Fact is, I’m so busy, I don’t even have time to think of more to say about the subject….so I’ll avoid that chore by passing it on to others:

    I have never liked working. To me, a job is an invasion of privacy. –Danny McGoorty

    I’ve crunched the numbers in your retirement account. It’s time to figure out who will be wearing the mask and who will be driving the getaway car. –Unknown financial advisor

    My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii. –Julius Sharpe

    I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box. –Bette Davis

    The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. –Abe Lemons

    I find the biggest trouble with having nothing to do is you can’t tell when you’re done. –Unknown

    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did. –Robert Benchley

    I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 a.m. and drive around real slow and make everybody late for work. –Unknown

    What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired. –Unknown

    When a professional golfer retires, what does he retire to? –Evan Esar

    When you retire, you switch bosses — from the one who hired you to the one who married you. –Unknown

    Time’s up. COMING, DEAR!

     

     

     

     
    • obbverse 1:11 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I still am weighed down by the joy(?) of work, so need to dole out my time, of which, there is never enough. I believe retirement will soak up all these drudgery hours wasted at work. Thanks for the light at the end of the tunnel.

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    • calmkate 2:50 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      lol retirement is a struggle for the other half who already has a well established routine .. good luck with yours!

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      • mistermuse 8:25 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Kate. Actually I’ve been retired for some time, but I can still use the good luck!

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        • calmkate 6:36 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink

          lol I thought you must have been … don’t I remember you telling me you were 110?

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        • mistermuse 7:03 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink

          Some days I feel like I’m 110, Kate — it must have been one of those days when I told you that.

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      • mistermuse 5:18 pm on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Kate, I’ve been trying repeatedly to enter a comment on your “Friday Fun – restful” post but it won’t ‘take.’ Sorry to trouble you, but here it is, if you can use it:

        Since I retired, I run from quarrels —
        because I’m resting….on my laurels.

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        • calmkate 6:10 pm on October 18, 2019 Permalink

          just posted it, sorry about those WP gremlins, others have posted comments ok 🙂

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    • emergingfromthedarknight 3:28 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Having ‘retired’ early due to an injury I can relate to most of those quotes and I love the one on work being an invasion of privacy. I also love it when people ask me. “what do you DO all day?” They have no idea 🙂 The happy fact is the day is free to spend however your heart desires.

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      • mistermuse 8:33 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You nailed it! When people ask me “what do you DO all day?”, I feel like saying, When you retire, I’ll be more than happy if you to give me all the time you don’t know what to do with.

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    • Ashley 4:31 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Retirement is great! Busy busy busy, doing the things I like, well most of the time! When I was “working” we all used to say “have a great weekend” to each other. Nowadays the weekend lasts for at least 7 days! La la la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la, la la la la la la………
      Great post!

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      • mistermuse 8:37 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ashley. Among the perks of retirement is that it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, they’re all the same. Like me, you obviously don’t have a problem with that!

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    • masercot 5:39 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I’m just trying to retire before the sun becomes a red giant and incinerates the Earth… If I live frugally, I think I can manage…

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      • mistermuse 8:40 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Even with Trump & Friends accelerating the process, you will probably still make it to retirement age. Hang in there!

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    • Carmen 6:25 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Having just retired in June (but having summers off anyway) I must say it’s been great so far! :). Hope your retirement’s been great, too!

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      • mistermuse 8:45 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Carmen. Taking early retirement was the best decision I ever made (except, of course, for getting married, having children, and meeting you online. Keep up the good work….I mean, the good retirement!

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    • Rivergirl 7:41 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      With my husband it’s not a lack of things to do in retirement… it’s a mixed bag of having a great paying job with wonderful benefits, enjoying the social aspect of working, having a purpose to getting up every day and the simple joy of seeing his TSP ( government version of IRA ) grow. Personally I wish he’d just chuck it all and relax!

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      • mistermuse 8:51 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        If, and as long as, your hubby loves his job, I don’t blame him. It’s when your job is (or becomes) a pain in the butt that it’s time to bail ASAP.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 7:58 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Chores to avoid — I am totally on board with that.

      Good essay. See ya.

      Neil S.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 8:39 am on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t agree more. Other than writing, I’m retired, and I’m so busy! As soon as my husband retires we’ll be even busier! Lol. Thanks for the laughs this morning. Great one-liners.

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    • Christie 2:35 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the good laugh!
      I love this one: “I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 a.m. and drive around real slow and make everybody late for work”
      Enjoy your retirement!
      🙂

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 3:25 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Love the quote from Abe Lemons: “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” I refuse to retire and have chosen to continue writing until the “headman” says enough. I’m the boss, so I make sure that I enjoy the holidays off and do fun things on my weekend breaks.

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      • mistermuse 7:13 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        “Boss Bacchus” has a good alliterative ring to it — even better than “Rosaliene the Riveter” which you might have been called back in WW II days (not that you’re anywhere near that old, of course). 🙂

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    • Elizabeth 5:49 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I love being retired. I only fear that I might flunk the question in the emergency room some day about what day it is. I often have no idea. And I try to forget the answer to who is President.

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    • Infidel753 10:24 pm on September 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I tend to agree with you. It seems to me that most people who think they’ll have nothing to do with their time when they retire must be very lacking in intellectual interests.

      Even if I’d have trouble filling up time occasionally, I don’t see why the preferred alternative would be still engaging in some form of drudgery so onerous that I would never have considered doing it if I didn’t need the money. Even being bored for a while would be preferable. At least it doesn’t sap your energy in the same way.

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      • mistermuse 12:02 am on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Another alternative for retirees lacking in intellectual interests, hobbies, or other pursuits would be to volunteer their time with a non-profit organization to help those in need. I would think that making oneself useful to others not only helps others, but would give purpose to one’s own life.

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    • Silver Screenings 6:22 pm on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      These are great quotes, but the one about the professional golfer retiring made me laugh out loud.

      I’m pleased to hear your retirement seems to be a time of productiveness and fulfillment. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 7:17 pm on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, SS. Fulfillment is something almost everyone seeks in some form or another, but attaining it in full measure is often dependent on fate and factors beyond our control. I can’t claim ‘full-fillment’– but I’m not complaining (much).

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    • luisa zambrotta 1:01 pm on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      😉😉🤗

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    • literaryeyes 11:08 pm on October 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I like all of these. I’d like a day off, I’m busier than ever. I’ve un-retired a lot of things I wanted to do.

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      • mistermuse 11:26 pm on October 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I wish I could un-retire some of the things I wanted to do, but these old bones will no longer cooperate, so they’ll just have to stay retired. No matter — I don’t have time for them anyway (at least, that’s what my head tells me, and my body doesn’t argue….or is it the other way around?).

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    • holliedoc 5:29 am on October 2, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I started my blog in my retirement, to assist in writing down my thoughts and feelings. Originally I wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy retirement but have since taken up learning Spanish and playing the guitar amongst other things. It’s amazing how quickly you fill up your time in retirement.

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      • mistermuse 12:53 pm on October 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You’ve got that right! My time is not only filled up, but overflowing.

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    • Kally 10:22 am on October 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This is simply so well written! I love it. May I reblog this out and link it back to your blog please?

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    • Robert Smith 7:16 am on October 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Relatable post! Thanks for sharing such an amazing article.

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    • mistermuse 12:54 pm on October 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Robert. Sharing is caring, as someone once said (maybe it was me — ha ha).

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    • live an untethered life 7:37 pm on November 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Live an Untethered Life and commented:
      I don’t intend to go from 60 to 0. I plan to leap over to a new highway and keep or increase my speed!

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    • Paul Hannah 1:52 pm on December 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm…I avoided retirement like I avoided kids with snotty noses at the grocery store. When I was finally there I saw a flat, endless plain of nothing-to-do. So just this week I started a blog, Retirement-TheSnarkSide. Now I’ve got something fun to do, once I get the hang of WordPress. Thanks Robert.

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    • mistermuse 4:05 pm on December 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Paul, I’ve been blogging on WordPress for over ten years, and I still don’t get the hang of their shenanigans (see my posts of Dec. 11th and 15th to give you an idea of one of the problems I have with WP). I hope you have more technological expertise than I, otherwise it may not be as much fun as you anticipate. In any case, good luck…..and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year.

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    • holliedoc 6:07 pm on February 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Well if you happen to get time in your retirement, please do have a look at my retirement blog. I’d be keen to hear your thoughts and would welcome any comments on my articles.
      https://itsthetimeofyourlife.com/

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      • mistermuse 6:53 pm on February 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I attempted to leave a comment on your Nov. 25 2019 post, but apparently it didn’t take. I’ll try to give it another try when I have time, but it won’t be today.

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      • mistermuse 12:15 pm on February 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I tried again today to leave a comment on your Nov. 25 post, but again, it apparently didn’t go through. I’m sorry, but I’m not tech-savvy enough to figure out why, and I can’t keep wasting time trying.

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        • holliedoc 5:43 pm on February 18, 2020 Permalink

          Hmm that’s a shame. I wonder why myself. I’ll have a look into why it’s not possible. Many thanks for your reply!

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: birthday card shopping, grandchildren, grandparenting, , , , , retirement, sweet sixteen,   

    MISS MOLLY SPECIAL 

    Today is the birthday of a VERY SPECIAL MISS in the lives of mister & missus muse ….and, a very SPECIAL BIRTHDAY as well, for it’s Molly’s sixteenth. Yes, by golly, Miss Molly turns sweet sixteen today, and if I do say so, no sweeter girl has ever turned sixteen — and I do say so, because she has been part of our lives each and every one of those years. But little did we know this would be the case on June 5, 2000, when our next-door neighbor brought her into the world.

    We had just moved into the neighborhood nine months before Miss Molly arrived. Not long thereafter, during a get-together at our house, Molly’s parents asked us a question. Our answer would turn out to lead to enriching the rest of our lives: they asked us if we would take care of Molly on weekdays while they were at work. Although retired, we had plenty to keep us busy….but we said yes, and the rest is her story. Before we knew it, she became the ‘grandchild’ we didn’t have, just as close and dear to us as if she were our own.

    Those first pre-school years remain particularly cherishable (if that’s a new word, there’s no extra charge) as she grew from babyhood and toddlerhood into the little girl I played games (and yes, dolls) with for hours. What an old softy she made of me! On 3/17/04 we began keeping track of her height (3’5″ tall) on a basement wall; the last of many such lines on that wall is dated 3/16/15 (5’4″) — a mark, you might symbolically infer, of how she continued to grow on us as the years slipped by.

    After she started school, she and her older brother were with us for only a few hours after school each day during the school year, but in summer, it was back to full-time grandparenting, including outings to parks, miniature golf, and other venues. Now, all of a sudden, her brother is on active duty in the military, she is taking driving lessons, and I’m a veteran of sizing up Happy 16th Birthday cards, seeking just the right one. Time flies when you’re having fun. 🙂

    I would show pix of Miss Molly but, considering I haven’t told her I was writing this post, that’s not in the cards without her OK. So I hope that instead of a picture being worth a thousand words, in this instance only 421 words will be worth a picture….or perhaps (with love) just four words:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS MOLLY!

     
    • leggypeggy 12:17 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      What a wonderful post and what a wonderful experience you’ve had being ‘grandparents’ to Molly.

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    • Carmen 5:50 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Those lucky children! :). Beneficial relationship all the way ’round! They do grow up, eh?

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    • scifihammy 6:21 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      What a wonderful story! 🙂 And how marvellous to be adoptive grandparents all this time.
      Happy Birthday to Miss Molly 🙂

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 6:28 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This is a heart touching experience with Miss Molly. Read the title and my first thought was the song Good golly MISS MOLLY performed by James Brown and other rock n roll stars. I liked your story very much. It showed us the paternal side if you.

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      • mistermuse 7:26 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I also was reminded of GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY. As for my paternal side, Miss Molly brought (and still brings) it out naturally — all I had to do was let it happen. How could I resist? 🙂

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    • Don Frankel 7:31 am on June 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Funny I thought immediately of Good Golly Miss Molly but then I sort of remembered and looked up the lyrics. Not right for the occasion. Just little too suggestive. But Happy Birthday Molly and God Bless.

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    • Joseph Nebus 12:51 am on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Aw, congratulations to her!

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      • mistermuse 9:54 am on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I thank you for her! As for me, I got my congratulations yesterday in the form of a big hug from Molly after she read this post.

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    • Richard Cahill 10:09 am on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Best birthday wishes to your grandchild, Sr. Muse. May she grow up to be beautiful and wise.

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    • mistermuse 10:17 am on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, my friend. If I may expand upon your good wishes: May she grow up to be what she already is.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 11:48 am on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This is really sweet. I’m sure you’ve meant as much to her as she has to you. Being surrounded by loving and supportive adults is a gift to any child 😀 Happy b-day to Molly!

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 12:04 pm on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I was lucky to have four daughters, And now a granddaughter and a great granddaughter. I know how important reliable good men are to a girl. So Happy Birthday Molly and Congratulations to her and you and your wife.

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      • mistermuse 12:56 pm on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I appreciate your comment, Diana. There is more background to this story than I posted, but suffice it to say it turned out to be the best win-win result I could have imagined.

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    • mistermuse 1:04 pm on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you again, Michaeline. May your daughters, granddaughter and great granddaughter continue to bring you joy….as well as your great great granddaughters to come! 🙂

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    • Little Monster Girl 11:01 pm on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That’s awesome! Happy birthday to Molly! 🍰🎂🍧🍦🍡

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    • mistermuse 7:03 am on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the comment….and the awesome emoticons!

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    • painkills2 7:57 am on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It’s the year 2019, and President Trump has decreed that anyone creating new words must pay for the privilege. Since cherishable has 11 letters, that will be $11 million dollars, payable to Donald Trump Incorporated. (Did you hear that President Trump just purchased South America? It was a cash sale, so according to Decree #69, no taxes were incurred.) 🙂

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    • mistermuse 8:47 am on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Just seeing the words “President” and “Trump” combined is enough to ruin my day….but, for Molly’s sake, I forgive you. 🙂

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      • painkills2 9:36 am on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        C’mon, admit it: Seeing those two words together scared the bejesus out of you. I know I’m feeling a little nauseated just from typing them. 🙂

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    • RMW 1:52 pm on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      At first I thought this was going to be a dog or a cat but when you said 5’4″ I thought maybe a giraffe? What a wonderful experience for you and your “grandchild.” Not everybody would want to take on that responsibility but seems like it worked out all around!

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    • mistermuse 3:21 pm on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Molly may not be a dog or cat, but she certainly is a ‘dear’ – and I’m just a (not so) big teddy bear where she’s concerned! 🙂

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    • BroadBlogs 6:41 pm on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Happy sweet 16th to Miss Molly!

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    • eths 12:50 am on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely story and what a wonderful way to exchange love.

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    • mistermuse 6:34 am on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. Like the old song says,
      What the world needs now
      is love, sweet love….

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    • Garfield Hug 5:52 am on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So lovely of mister and missus muse to take on “grand parenting” – you are like her host grand parents! Happy birthday to miss Molly and blessings on you both for the love and friendship you give her😊

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      • mistermuse 7:41 am on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks so much. Every child needs to grow up feeling loved and appreciated for who he or she is. I don’t know of anything more important.

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    • restlessjo 3:01 pm on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely tribute to her. Long may you enjoy your ‘grandchildren’. 🙂

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    • mistermuse 7:31 pm on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. I hope to enjoy them for at least another 16 years, by which time I’ll probably be too old to enjoy anything else. 🙂

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    • inesephoto 6:05 pm on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      What a wonderful story! You and Miss Molly enriched each other’s life. It wasn’t a coincidence that you met sixteen year ago 🙂

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    • heidi ruckriegel 8:01 am on July 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      A real village to raise a child! Lucky Miss Molly. I have two grown-up kids and have just become a grandmother. It’s a whole new experience.

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      • mistermuse 9:25 am on July 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        It does indeed take a village to raise a child. If only more politicians would become part of that village by looking out for the interests of children as much as they look out for their own interests.
        P.S. Congrats on becoming a new grandmother!

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  • mistermuse 5:25 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , retirement, ,   

    EYE GIVE UP 

    The irony of life is that by the time you retire and can
    sleep late, you’re too old to be able to.
    -Evan Esar

    Of all the mysteries
    Of the universe deep,
    Why do I stay awake
    When all I want is sleep?

    If it’s all in my head,
    Pray tell, for retirement’s sake,
    Why do I fall asleep
    When I want to stay awake?

     
    • arekhill1 9:47 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      If you are not comfortable with Ambien, Sr Muse, I recommend counting idiots when you are trying to drift off. They are innumerable, and generally smell better than sheep.

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    • mistermuse 12:09 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Ricardo, usually when I drift off, I’m watching TV, which has more idiots on it than I can count. But now that you mention it, I should probably put a TV in the bedroom & turn it on when I go to bed. With my luck, however, there would be a good movie on that would keep me awake for two more hours.

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 5:59 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Mistermuse, I have tried a few of those “sleep aids.” They do not work for me long term. I am retired also and since I no longer have to keep a schedule, I find it easier to just sleep when I am tired, even during the day. I put my feet up on my recliner, grab a small blanket and drift away for 2 to 3 hours. I also use my bed if I am very tired,
      Yes, I do keep the TV on in both rooms. The background noise filters out the noise in my head. I also can get engrossed in a movie but that tends to keep me awake. So, I switch to a hum drum station or something I have seen that is not too boring. I don’t believe in using the medical and negative term ‘insomnia.’ Better to think of the fact that as our bodies mature, our sleep patterns change. Have a nice nap or two and feel refreshed, Mr. Muse. 😉

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    • Don Frankel 6:02 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I have those problems too many things on the brain and bad dreams. But i’ve realized that I’m retired what’s the difference if I get up at 4AM or fall asleep at 8?

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 6:09 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Regarding bad dreams, I find if I am happy and at peace, I will have good dreams. When I have a nervous or worried, I will have an anxiety dream. This is normal since you know that dreaming is a mind’s defense against breaking down. Emotions have to be released as you may well know, Otherwise, we could become one of those blithering idiots that arekhill mentioned in his comment.

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    • mistermuse 6:27 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I used to be concerned about not consistently getting a good night’s sleep, but I finally decided to hell with it and let nature take its course – when my body needs sleep, I’ll fall asleep. and when it doesn’t, I won’t. Since them, I’ve been sleeping even more than I want to – like in the middle of JEOPARDY! and not waking up until it’s over and I miss who won. I hate when that happens!

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 10:52 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        My solution to this problem is to brew four good cups of medium strength coffee about 7:00 PM or sooner if I start to feel sleepy. I drink 1 to 2 cups . then I let the rest cool, pour it into a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. The next day my husband, who likes cold coffee. drinks the rest at his lunch time. This way I don’t get tired too soon and can watch Jeopardy all the way to the end. I used to fall asleep at all the endings of shows and movies on the TV. Now I can stay awake. If one can drink and enjoy coffee, it can be a good source of anti inflammatory medicine for some people. I have eliminated those drugs that had the same effect, mistermuse. 🙂

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    • mistermuse 7:54 am on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like a good tip, Michaeline. Thanks!

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    • Sam373 3:47 am on April 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      In a world as screwedup as ours; the question comes from deep inside of us;have you given up the fight? Then you picked up your pen and wrote:
      “NO, just the struggle”.

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    • mistermuse 10:31 am on April 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A very thoughtful comment, though I prefer to think of it more like a journey than a “fight,” as my search is for reality, not combat. Granted, however, that one must “fight” one’s way through a lot of crap along the way in order to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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