My (nearly) 3 years of Shopping ban are over!

I didn’t shop for clothes, shoes or makeup since September 2016, except for 4 pairs of Thai yoga pants, and a pair of running shoes. After the hand-clapping is over and done, I will tell you that this wasn’t a problem for me since I am an introvert and dislike going to malls and stores, […]

How I simplify my plant-based proteins!

Chia is a well known “superfood” that’s been around for decades. Actually- it is an ancient Aztec grain known from around 3500 bc(!). Apparently in Mayan- “chia” means “strength”. there you go. so simple. I think it is fair to say that Everybody knows what chia is and how beneficial it is to eat it. […]

Why I’m trying to avoid pastries and baked goods

I love freshly baked bread, buns, quiches, brownies, if it has yeast and sugar, even some salt is acceptable- I stand in line. Or used to. I don’t actually need to stand in any line since I love spending time in the kitchen and baking is not rocket science. I beg all offended artisan bakers […]

Is being a clueless woman actually a virtue?? (Bridget Jones as a test case)

Yep, Bridget. Jones. Come on- don’t roll your eyes at me. It’s summer here, temperatures are around 98 Fahrenheit -(or should I say Farenhight) and I have a thing about using the air-condition – it is not environmental, not frugal- and I am trying to acclimate myself to natural occurring temperatures -be it  high temperatures […]

Dealing with my body issues (cup A personality type?)

Believe me when I tell you I hesitated a long time before writing this post. I mean a very long time. I started this blog more than a year ago- and this is my first exposure- so to speak. I will be turning 51 in September, and as I have told you in previous posts, the […]

My Organic gardening tips – beginners I got you covered!

As an early retiree, it is oh so expected that I take on gardening. So I did. Can’t break tradition. 2 essential caveats before I start: #1: I am no professional gardener or anything of the sort. on the contrary, novice, totally. But- in my humble opinion- not only does that not disqualify me from […]

Making dreams come true at 50

Yessssssssssssssssssssss this is me. I know everybody is looking for a way to turn back time- I am having the greatest time of my life right now.  Since I turned 50 9 months ago, my life has changed completely. I have made tremendously important decisions that allowed me, for the first time in my life, […]

How our dog adopted us- and we adopted him right back!

I read a great post yesterday by the vegan homesteader about the importance of adopting your animal friends instead of buying them. here is the link to the post: the vegan homesteader post That great post inspired me to tell the story of how we didn’t adopt our beloved dog- he adopted us. We moved to […]

I have a problem with “I need you “songs

Lately, I’ve been running with some trance playlists on Spotify. People these are 2019 worldwide hits, and yet- the lyrics, for many of them, are focused on the likes of: #What will I do without you. #I can’t go on without you. #How will I survive without you. #Now that you’re gone. the rooms are […]

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions […]