Time goes by

It’s been a quiet week between Christmas and New Year’s.  Reading, baking, walking, seeing a few friends, writing things-to-do-lists for some future date, since I’m way too lazy this week to do more than think about accomplishing anything.   We completed my husband’s social security application on-line two days ago (since it seems that his job of 35 years is about to end)  and yesterday we went to the Social Security Administration office to turn in a form they wanted to copy.  As we were leaving the office we reminisced. We met at age 19 and now we’re collecting, or in his case about to collect, social security. We could never have imagined this scenario when we first spoke in a philosophy class as juniors in college.  Back then we weren’t thinking about anything but getting a BA degree, then maybe a job.   Beyond that the future didn’t exist for us.

About stillalife

I retired June 30, 2010 after working for 40 years in the field of education and most recently doing school public relations/community outreach in a mid-size urban school district. I wrote for superintendents and school board members. Now I'm writing for me and I hope for you. In this blog, I offer my own views coupled with the latest research on how to preserve our physical and mental health as we age, delve into issues most of us over 50 can relate to like noticing wrinkles and forgetting where we left our keys, discuss the pros and cons of different ways to engage our minds and bodies after we leave the workplace, and throw in an occasional book review, all peppered with a touch of humor, irony, and just plain silliness. Also, I'm on the third draft of my second novel since retirement.
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2 Responses to Time goes by

  1. Jackie Smith says:

    Your post couldn’t have been more timely. My husband has also just completed ‘those’ forms and has reached the ‘create an online ID’ portion of the process. Just yesterday, while chatting with a long-time friend, I said, “Can you believe I am married to a man old enough to collect Social Security?” She knew me back in the days I was focused on simply going out on a date once in awhile.

    The passage of time is a mysterious thing. But isn’t it a blessing that we are all still around to remark on how swiftly it seems to have passed?

  2. Feral says:

    How beautiful–I love this post. Happy New Year! xoxoxo

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