This is a recent photo of my hibiscus garden:
I am 70 and David is 67. We are not a burden on anyone, and we hope to maintain the status quo, living independent, free lives until we die in our sleep without pain or suffering.
Two weeks ago, we were invited to dinner at a retirement facility by my aunt and uncle. They showed us their two bedroom unit as well as the grounds of the facility. It was all very nicely decorated, clean and neat. And the prime rib dinner was delicious, too. My aunt especially likes the exercise classes, where she can socialize with other residents. She said that it’s so much better than living in a house with nothing to do and no one to talk to other than her husband.
I don’t think that’s what I want to do. I like living in my house, tending my hibiscus garden, creating new recipes in the kitchen, and if I want to socialize, I just blog, meeting friends online. I also enjoy inviting folks over for dinner.
For example, I invited my dear friends from New York City to my home for a home cooked meal. We had a good time. David, Helge, and Roberta:
The main thing is to be happy and live a life that satisfies you.