The past week started off great with an outing to see the movie, A Quiet Place. I love the theater we go to with reserved recliner seating. Other than the front row, there probably isn’t a bad seat in the theater. The movie is very good by the way!
The end of the week was not so great as I had an upset stomach from the new shingles vaccination, Shingrix. It was still worth it to not have the pain and possibly lingering effects of getting Shingles.
I dusted off my cooking skills this week and made dinner a couple of nights. The picture is the broccoli beef I made using a frozen kit from Trader Joe’s. I also made meatloaf using the recipe (with tweaks) I’ve been using for 38 years.
Otherwise, it was an ordinary week.
There were some very good blog articles this past week. Here are a selection of my favorites.
Intentional Retirement talks about the declining cost of distance. It struck a cord with me as we prepare for a fourth trip to Europe which would have seemed unattainable to my young self. When it’s as cheap to fly to Europe (thanks Norwegian Air) or Asia as to fly to New York, there’s no excuse not to explore the world.
Speaking of travel, could you pack for a week in a carry on? Travel Bites has the details on how to make it happen.
Solo Travel Girl discusses highlights of a solo trip to Kansas City. Since I’ve been to Kansas City many times, I was surprised to learn about new-to-me sights I’ll be sure to visit next time.
In the US, we think of the normal retirement age as 65-67 but that’s not the norm in the rest of the world. Sixty and Me shares how retirement age in other countries compares to us. What I don’t understand is why so many countries have a lower retirement age for women when in reality we tend to live longer than men.
Tomorrow I’m traveling on a short business trip but it’s good to get out on the road again after a full month in the “office”. The calendar moves to May this week. 2018 is really flying by!