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The Easy Button

The Easy Button

I’ve been thinking of ways to describe these first days of “post-retirement.”  What comes to mind is that it has been like pushing “The Easy Button.”   Back in 2005, our team was in the midst of implementing drastic changes to the permit process and it was stressful...

Senior Living Care: Know Your Options

Senior Living Care: Know Your Options

When it comes to making sure you age in a comfortable, independent, and safe environment, seniors have many options. It’s important to think about what you want and to consider what you are capable of— from a health and financial standpoint. Most seniors look at three...

Cleaning out my desk

Cleaning out my desk

I retired on a Friday afternoon so on the following Monday morning I put away my little Costco table and table cloth.  Then we loaded up my laptop, monitors, and equipment and took it all back to the office. I never really made a permanent office space because I...

Words of Affirmation and a Surprise!

Words of Affirmation and a Surprise!

The last days are finally here and honestly, it has been a blur.  All week, each and every meeting is goodbye in some way.  Whether meeting with groups or individuals everyone wants to thank me for my years of service or tell me a story.  It is extremely emotional....

Flowers Everywhere

Flowers Everywhere

In these last few days before my retirement, beautiful bouquets of flowers are arriving.  Some are from friends.  A few are from family. One arrived from one of my employees and one came from a co-worker in another department.  Each vase is stunning and comes with a...

Home Group Celebration

Home Group Celebration

One of the blessings of the pandemic is that our Home Group, through our church, continued to meet each week over Zoom.  There were so many days where I spent hours and hours on virtual meetings all day at work such that by the end of the day I was “Zoomed Out”. ...

A Regional Goodbye

A Regional Goodbye

In the Puget Sound area, we collaborate on planning issues in a four-county region.  The rivers, roads, and traffic flow between Pierce, Kitsap, Snohomish, and King counties.  These are the most populated counties and contain the metropolitan cities of Everett,...

An Unexpected Resolution

An Unexpected Resolution

The last few weeks before retirement have been a blur.  There are many things to close out, wrap up and transfer to others.  It seems strange to complete several weeks of time cards, sign them and move them along for the next signature. After the last one was signed I...

How Gardens Help you Rock Your Retirement

How Gardens Help you Rock Your Retirement

Retirement age is a period in which one has more time to enjoy life. People seek the joy of old age in various ways. And many have spent all their old-age caring for their gardens. According to therapeutics, nature has a significant impact on our health, both...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

With only seven working days left, I’m really trying to finish strong before I retire.  When I was in high school and running in track meets, we had a saying at the end of the race as we rooted for our teammates.  It was “Go Hard” and “Finish Strong!” I’ve been trying...

Special Thanks to:

  • Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
  • Les Briney, my husband, who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific.
  • Sharon Drury, who volunteers her time to work on transcription for us.
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