Archive for the Quality of Life Category
What Will Retirement Look Like for YOU??? If You Think You’re Too Young to Think About It…Think Again!
B-52's - "Song for a Future Generation" The closer I get to what could be perceived as "the age of retirement" the further I get from the desire. This, too, could change. I know I'm one of the lucky ones! I actually love my job (most days), need to be useful to be vital and usually enjoy my "work-a-day world"! So, why retire? HEALTH: Your first line of defense is your health. Well, there's that old adage that "sh#! happens" so being prepared (as any good girl scout knows) is paramount! I've always been blessed with the knowledge that my "health is my greatest wealth". I… Read More
Songs of Water - "Tempest" Now that it's summertime in Oregon, water usage can spike with landscaping and summer fun. Conserving water to be green while lowering your monthly bill to save green is definitely a win-win situation. And, anyone who pays a Portland Metro area water bill will sympathize!! Portland has one of the highest water sewer/rates in the country! Little things can contribute significantly to a large water bill. Here are some facts and stats: Leaky faucets can waste over 1,000 gallons a year Leaky toilets can waste 7,000 gallons a month A five-minute shower sa… Read More
Linda Welby - Texting Song (It Wasn't Meant for ME) reprinted from the First American Title, firstamtech.com blog: Most individuals who have a wireless cell phone plan receive spam text messages at some point. Spam texts are annoying and can lead to the problem of going over your monthly text message amount if the problem is persistent. Usually, the only way to stop the issue is to go through your wireless carrier. Unfortunately, not all carriers have the ability to stop spam text from coming through, but there are ways you can take measures to block it yourself on your iPhone. Nati… Read More
"New Year's Resolutions Song" (the google ad preceding the song is great!) New Year's eve is my least favorite celebration. It can tend to be "amateur night" with too much pressure to make it something special. I understand the human need to make "new beginnings". But, I try to remember that every day I wake up is a new beginning and a new chance to make my dreams, big and small, a reality!! I've never been a big fan of resolutions...you "re-solve", then those resolutions can "dis-solve"!!! And, that creepy lurker in your life, "procrastination", rears its ugly head!! As I sai… Read More