Happy Mothers’ Day

At this time of year, most of us think of our Mothers, even if only for a day. My Mom has been gone for many years, but I often think of the things she taught me and how she cared for me when I was sick or hurting. 48 long years later, I do still miss her.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

21 thoughts on “Happy Mothers’ Day

    1. Thanks Aiva. I think she had a good day and weekend. Both boys were in communication, which is really what most Mom’s want Thanks for reading. Have a great week. Allan

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  1. I’m sure your mum was a wonderful woman, Allan. Mixed emotions on this day I guess with the sadness and all the great memories. Whenever I see these U.S./Canada Mother’s Day posts each year I’m always tricked into thinking the day has come and I totally forgot! Then I realise that ours was back in March and I had it covered. Phew!

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    1. She was indeed. She just died way too young. Yes, I have found out from many readers that Mothers’ Day is earlier in your part of the world and then there is Mothering Sunday, just to confuse the lot. Glad you did not forget your Mum. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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      1. Oh that is even sadder, I’m so sorry to hear that. I would ask more but don’t want to pry on such a public forum. I’m grateful that my parents are still healthy, mum early 60s, dad turning 70 in a few weeks and a two time cancer survivor. Take care Allan.

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      2. No worries Leighton. She had cancer, as did my Dad who passed at 65. I am never sure, if I should feel happy or sad, that I have surpassed them both in age. Glad your parents are healthy. Your Dad is just a year ahead of me. Cheers. Allan

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      3. Thanks for the insight Allan, appreciate that. You look as fit as a fiddle at 69, and most importantly young at heart I think. Hope I am in similar shape 25 years down the road.

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      4. No worries. Thanks for the compliment. My work life had made me a bit soft, with little time for exercise. Since retirement, my beloved has and aches and pains motivated me to do more to stay fit. I am fitter now at 69 than I was a 50. Nice chatting. Allan

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