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Give Yourself some 'Me Time'

Think about what makes you happy — those little things that matter and make you who you are. Doing something artistic or creative? Tending the garden or catching up on something important to you? Writing in a journal or going somewhere you love? Make time this week to do something special and meaningful for yourself. Visit AARP® Staying Sharp® for more brain health information.

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I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to go to a Printer's Institute. Spent two years there and ended up purchasing a pair of skis as I was pretty proficient on skis passed up the gal that taught me how to ski. lol. If it wasn't so darn cold in the winter there I might have stayed but just too cold so went back to Missouri. Many years ago as I am seventy six now but would love to try skiing again. lol.

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I've never had success at downhill skiing. Tried it with an instructor a couple of times over the decades, but "no go". I recently retired, so I rented skis for the season, with intention of finally getting to a point of confidence. I just went out and patiently let my body figure out what it needed to do--no instructor messing with my head! I'm happy to report that it's going very well--and I'm quite content for now just spending a couple of hours on the bunny hill. It gets me outside into some beautiful country, and lets me truly enjoy the cold weather instead of just complaining about it! ❄️

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Glad to hear you tried it at your own pace. At least you have some where to ski. Moving back to Missouri no place to ski. I guess I must have sold my skis as I don't have them any more. Probably too old to be on skis any more but it sure was fun so enjoy yourself.

Robert

 

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I will be attending a sheriff’s citizens academy. It will teach us different aspects of the department, weekly. This will provide background info for that mystery I plan to write someday. 

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I've taken my smart phone with me on road trips across the state, chronicling street art - murals - painted on the outsides of buildings. To date, I have more than 300 of these pieces of public art!

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GREAT IDEA !!  Would be an interesting, artistic and historical book or blog/website

 

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Almost five years ago, at 81, I started doing standup comedy. Since then I have done shows from Florida up to headlining at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. I also won the AARP Funniest Comedian Contest in 2017.The feeling I get from making people laugh is so uplifting for me because I believe if I can take away someone's problems or worries, if only for a little while, it's all worth the time it takes me to prepare.

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Listening to music, dancing, cooking, singing, knitting. I'm getting happy just thinking about the things that make me happy. (Of course these are the "G" rated ones 🙂)

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Absolutely necessary.  I'll be doing some photography.

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What a great idea.  I’m heading to the casino tomorrow!  🎰

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