• A - About

     A is for About

    Welcome new and returning visitors to
    My Next 20 Years of Living Blog!  

    It is day one of the A-to-Z Challenge - where participants publish a series of blog posts following the order of the alphabet during the days of April (except for Sundays.)  Today bloggers post using the letter A as a guide.

    At the risk of being unimaginative ... I have chosen the word About for the letter A - a bit About me and a bit About the theme of my posts for the month of April.  A brief introduction of sorts.


    Retired Knitter is my blog name, but regular readers know me as Elaine.  This blog you are 'standing' in was born in 2009 - and it truly felt like a 'birth,' because it was created during a time of exhausting caregiving 'labor' for my mom.  It is a journal-type blog where I share interests, observations, wonderings (from over- thinking stuff), my time as a care giver, and just about anything that settles in my brain and won't let go!

    I am a senior citizen, a wife (50 years this June - Yikes), a parent, a new grandmother, a knitter, a reader, a thinker, a TV series binge watcher, and a lover of living.  You are visiting my online home - a place where I visit with friends and where I try to return the favor by visiting their blog homes - and we chat!  Almost like the pen pals of old, we get to know each other.


    I have chosen Retirement - and its companion topic - Aging.

    I find satisfaction and gratitude at reaching this later stage of life.  Despite the negative impressions our culture gives to getting older, aging and retirement are 'gifts.'  It is like completing the full circle of life.  Sadly some never experience those gifts.  My posts will be my story and some of my mom's story.  My thoughts, observations, opinions, and experiences.  I am no authority.  I can give no advice.  I know that each person's aging and retirement experience is different.  .

    I won't cover every possible retirement and aging topic in the challenge - just the ones that are important to me and I can speak from my personal experience.  I started this aging journey with my mom as her caregiver.  I became her voice, her 'warrior/protector,' and her constant companion as she moved through her last years of life with dementia until her death.  Now I am walking a similar path (without the dementia I sincerely hope) and I am pleased if you want to come along this month with me - no matter your age.

    I have a perspective to share.

    Followers of all ages are welcome.
      For the young, it may be your future if you are lucky.  
    For the not so young, it may be your present.

    Thank you for stopping here.

    Retired Knitter.

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