When I was working, we would look at real estate every place we vacationed.  Now I realize that we were just trying to prolong the vacation by pretending to make it last forever.  I can no longer pretend anything anymore.  I will never be rich.  The way the stock market plummeted, I may never be able to eat.  But, I still have my escape valve.

Mine is having the 3 s’s:  A soup, salad, and smoothie stand.  I do not like cooking per se. But I really enjoy making soups and salads and I especially love making smoothies.  I start my day with a smoothie.  I use the Vega Protein Shake as its base.  Today, in honor of my fall birthday, we invented a new flavor- Sweet Potato.  Instead of making the flavor base a banana, we added a peeled roasted sweet potato.   We added plenty of cinnamon, almond milk, non fat plain Greek Yogurt, and blueberries.  It tasted like pumpkin pie.  It tasted healthy.  It tasted rich and it filled us up.

To Health!

The EVERYDAY things

We still work part time.  The cars need maintenance.  There is a  schedule of oil changes and tire rotations.


There are the smoke detectors and the carbon monoxide detectors.  Their batteries need to be replaced at least once a year.  The devices, themselves, need to be replaced every five years.


We need to eat.  Which means the dishes and pots and pans need to be washed.  Then they need to be put away.  We have to go food shopping.  We have to load the bags into the car and unload them when we get home.  We have to put all the food away – in the fridge, in the pantry. 

Laundry has to be washed, dried, folded or hung, and put away.  We have to drop off and pick up the dry cleaning.

Then there is the mail.  The bills that must be paid.  The checkbook that must be balanced.  The junk mail that must get shredded.  The emails that must be answered.  The spam that must be deleted.  The trash that has to be emptied. The phone calls that must be returned.

This is what I mean by maintenance.  HOW THE F–K DID I EVER WORK?   I AM a full time job!