A recent study says that people who retire early suffer mental or congnitive decline. Apparently work keeps your mind active and maintains social contact better than retiring? I think it depends on what you do when you retire. If you sit at home and do nothing, yes your congitive abilities will decline. If you travel, try art, write, take pictures, read, exercise and hike early retirement can increase your spiritual and congnitive activity.
Yes, I have more time to spend with family. I also found COVID was devestating to most people due to the isolation. I was lucky enough to have family and close friends that stayed in touch. Kayaking was a safe sport and so was hiking. I managed to continue my daily walks with my sister and dog. I also was lucky enough to work temporarily for Statistics Canada as a team leader. I was also able to spend time with my husband as he survived 2 major cancer battles (kidney cancer and colon cancer). I’ve learned to take pictures, and to paint (my COVID hobby).
So, I don’t know who they used in the recent study, but it wasn’t my Florida friends. They are active and alert. Busy with parties, sports, exercise and living life to the fullest in Heaven’s Waiting Room.
I spent hours yesterday working on my daily quote in Fotor then my changes that wouldn’t save and when I tried to save my work the whole application closed and everything was lost.
Then today I thought I’d print a simple 4×6″ picture for my grandson. Well, the entire look and feel of File explorer is different. I couldn’t even find my files on my hard drive. And I couldn’t copy a file off of the cloud.
I was so frustrated I decided to restore Windows 10 and I won’t be going back to Windows 11 without a fight.
And my Windows 10 is now working better than ever.
As with any art, you can teach someone the mechanics of photography and influence how they take photos. It is the individual who has to have the discipline to practice; vision to see; and sometimes just plain good luck to be at the right place at the right time to be a good photographer. I planted some zinnias in hops of attracting butterflies. Before the zinnias even bloomed, caterpillars chewed on the leaves and butterflies were trying to coax them open.
Holy Week continues with Holy Tuesday, as Muslims are now celebrating the 11th Day of Ramadan, Christians are celebrating the 42nd Day of Lent, and Jews are waiting for Passover Celebration.
Today is dedicated as International Day of Human Space Flight. We look to the moon and stars and look for a way to get there.
Eat a grilled cheese for lunch today to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day.
April 12th is also my Paternal Grandmother’s Birthday. I hope she is enjoying it in heaven.
I live nestled in the middle of the Great Lakes with fresh water everywhere. Something I often take for granted. Many other places in the world lack fresh water. So today as you sip the simple pleasures of water remember World Water Day.
Sing, dance, paint, laugh, play games, let your inner child out to celebrate As Young as You Feel Day. Why not try something new? Your never too old for someday to be today. 😉
As a free Afghan meets it’s end today ironically is the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Please remember to pray for the Afghanistans that remain while the Taliban takes over their country.
I’m uncertain why Senior Citizen’s Day is only in the United States. As Canadians, we are missing our trips South, but it isn’t looking good for Canadian Snow Birds as the US border is closed for yet another month.
The most peaceful celebration today is World Honey Bee Day. A gardening group I belong to have been bemoaning the lack of fruit on their plants this year, but at the same time they ask how to get rid of bees and wasps and how to stop those darn squirrels from eating their sunflowers. So instead, celebrate the Honey Bee and welcome the pests into your yard. One day those caterpillars eating your dill will soar as swallowtails in the air.
Cheeseburger Day on a Friday. Time to celebrate the end of the 1st school week for many. But don’t celebrate with too many people.
COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions still apply. Many University of Western Students celebrated too much at large gatherings. 28 university students have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in London Ontario. The province of Ontario has re-introduced restrictions in some areas (Toronto, Ottawa and Peel) . Gatherings have been reduced to 10 inside and 25 outside with some exceptions (school, bars, weddings). Fines have been increased to $10,000 and will be imposed. We’re being told the 2nd wave is here and to still be cautious, keep your distance and wear a mask.