Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recharged and rarin' to go !

Today I did the rescheduled lunch, the one I had inadvertently blown off yesterday.  Good food, good conversation, good times.

We talked life strategies, operational expertise, and recent Supreme Court decisions and the potential impact upon our field of expertise.  Shoot, I haven't had that much fun since the day I ate two ice cream cones one right after the other about a year ago.

Here is what I have just realized (hang with me, I can be a little slow on the uptake) .... I need to get out more.  :)

Yes, I have made four cross-country, no make that six, trips in the past few months, and one international trip as well.  But that is not the kind of "getting out" to which I refer.  That is traveling, a very different animal.

I'm talking about getting "out and about" and trading a few thoughts with folks who may or may not agree with you.  Just a little social interaction.

I am basically a homebody.  I ran so hard, and so fast, for the twenty-five plus years of my career, that when I retired I also retreated.  Factor in the loss of two family members in 13 months, and I just didn't have any steam left over for social chit chat.

When I could crawl out from underneath the load of family obligations I was hauling, I just piddled and diddled along. 

Well, today reminded me that I have more left in me than just piddling along.  I can do more than put together another page in my Ireland scrapbook.  Although I must say, I do enjoy a good scrap booking afternoon. I find it very relaxing.

I just needed a little incentive to get the mental engine turned over.  Which reminds me, I would like to say "thank you" to those of you who have taken the time out of your day to stop by.

This blog is about the only real fun I have been able to find time for during the past trying year.  And you are a fun bunch to trade thoughts, jibes and jokes with.  THANKS!!

Hope you have a good day, and that someone invites you for an interesting lunch sometime soon.  ..... Marsha


  1. Marsha honey so glad you enjoyed your lunch date. I so can relate to this post in many ways.
    I too have hidden out over the past year and need to get out some. lol
    It has helped my daughter being back home for a few months.
    Sending you love & well wishes

    Enjoy your weekend and be safe

  2. Maggie,
    Thanks for your comments. Hope you can get out some more, too. :) Have a great day - Marsha

  3. You better believe you have a lot left in you to give!! You have just been in a chapter that probably was inevitable given the past 25 years, learning to slow down and not have your whole life scheduled. BUT... all of those years are now going to be put to good use in the next chapter, whatever it is that God opens up. You just wait... it's gonna be good!! :)


  4. I'm so glad you are blogging and I got to 'meet you'. You have lots to give and share with us. I've found that there are seasons in life. There's a time to retreat and a time to be more social. With blogging, we can still retreat and yet interact and share with others. But of course, it's good to meet in person with others too. Sounds like it worked out well for you. I can imagine you'd be fun to be with. You are intelligent and yet fun.

    Blessings and love,

  5. so much fun meeting you....I understand the place where you are right now. Life takes us all over the place, the trick is to just enjoy the ride, wherever we go, whatever we do...

  6. Excellent advice. Both Jilda and I had routine doctor's appts today and while we were out, we visited a friend who is convalescing in the hospita.
    He was down because he's been in for a while, but I think our visit lifted his spirits.
    He's a smart guy and I learn something each time we visit.

  7. Great post---and timely for me. I retired less than 2 years ago. I have a friend who told me that it would take me 2 years to adjust and decompress after retirement. He was so right.

  8. Great post...God is so faithful to meet us where we are and provide exchanges we might not have though of through different venues.

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight to life...I have been blessed.