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Thread: Things To Do After 50

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    Things To Do After 50

    1. A chef-cooked meal at home once a month.

    2. The coolest-ever phone.

    3. The comfiest-ever new mattress.

    4.
    Real maple syrup.

    5. Shoes that are comfy before stylish.

    6. Coffee that you grind yourself.

    7. Manicures every week.

    8. Fabulous teeth.

    9. A dress, hat, etc....just because.

    10. A catered Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Grandparents Day, …

    11. Nice photos of the motorcycle, time-share, downhill skis, gourmet club, wine of the month, and formal wear you gave up for your kids.

    12. The 9 o'clock movie, and not on Saturday morning.

    13. A six-pack of massage certificates.
    Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe of life.

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    still waiting for the "Over-50" fairy to come and pay for all that for me!! I do grind my own coffee though....

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    Spend more time with the grandchildren, they grow up soooooo fast!
    Wendy in VA

    If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted I wish I had some ice cream.

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    Sounds good but also agree with Rubesgirl.

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    actually this list sounds more like "before marriage" than "after 50"!!

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    Amen Sister.

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    I would love to have a catered Thanksgiving. I keep saying that I would enjoy the holiday much more if someone came in and cooked and served the meal. It will never happen.

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    You've got the right idea. I'm 10 years past that landmark, and realize that my window of opportunity where I am healthy enough to enjoy life, while financially comfortable enough to do so is flitting away.

    Enjoy life while you can.
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    I like your idea's and time with my kids and grandkids added to it would be delightful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaine433 View Post
    I would love to have a catered Thanksgiving. I keep saying that I would enjoy the holiday much more if someone came in and cooked and served the meal. It will never happen.
    I did that this year was so fed up with the bickering that we had TG dinner at the local dinner they did a great job I paid and and was happy to not have to worry about who liked what, and not having to do dishes for all those people was a great gift for me,and the cost was less than I spend to feed all those people.

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    At 77, here are a few of mine.
    sleep late any morning I want
    sit and quilt all day and not care what anyone else is doing
    Watch old movies til 2 AM because they are better than some of the stuff on now.
    sit for hours on facebook looking at pictures of grandkids, great GK and friends
    go to gym and walk my speed on the treadmill and then go up and do the resistance trng circuit without caring how fast the youngsters do it.

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    I had a list of the 10 most "wanted to do" items on a list for after 40. I remember one was take a canoe trip, one was white water rafting, one was hiking up a mountain, drive the US coast to coast.The hiking waited until i was 55. Can't remember the others, but I do remember I got them done eventually. I think I will make a list of things I want to do in my 70's because the 80's might be too old. I want to visit Israel most of all I think.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 02-21-2012 at 02:51 PM.

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    I opened my own company. Never looked back.. all I keep asking myself is "why did I work for someone else for all those years"? .

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    In the Walgren world it would be perfect, but then so would our quilts.
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