Saturday, September 29, 2012

Down and Out-Saturday 9

1. When did you last feel down and out?
When I owned two houses and paid double utilities and insurance, and (lucky) one mortgage .
2. What do you do to feel sexy?
At 65, I don't often feel sexy, I am more into comfort.  If I want to look nice, I wear make-up and something besides sweats.

3. Do you think people think you are normal?
I think I am normal, that is what is important. My kids probably thought I was weird at one point, but then they grew up. Mr BC probably doesn't think I am normal, but then neither is he.

4. What have you always wanted to do?
Travel and live in other countries.  I have traveled some but I have never lived in another country.

5. What do you appreciate the most about your life at this time?
I like not having to be somewhere if I don't want to be.  I like it that I can stay in my PJ's all day if I want, that I can take a nap if I want.  Retirement is good so far.  Mr BC and I hate appointments and don't make them unless it is absolutely necessary.

6. If you could be somewhere else, where would you be and why?
See # 4 and 5. We made our last trip to CA to pick up our belongings in storage and move them here to MO, we only have to go back to see the grand kids.  We are actually where we want to be right now.
7. Have you ever made a fool of yourself? If yes, spill.
Life is full of embarrassments, but I have grown so old I can't remember them all. Truly I forgive myself and move on.

8. How often do you feel guilty?
At least once a day about something.

9. Give us an example of what you’ve done when feeling low self-esteem.
I eat and spend too much money. Isn't that what we do in some way or another?

 I sure hope someone will be willing to take this over and not feel like I do in Question 5. 


  1. I am going to argue with you. Age has nothing to do with feeling sexy. I am noticing how many women around my age (61) are sexy to me, more than younger girls.

  2. Thank you for your kind words. I hope somebody takes over. It's not as though I ever made up the questions. I stole them from a zillion places. The hard works was remembering to publish. After five years, I need the break... :)

  3. Having two mortgages would be my biggest nightmare. Heck, I'm barely surviving two freeloaders in college.

  4. I hope you get to indulge your desire to travel and see the world.

  5. I am in complete agreement with you desire to live in another country. Some day, hopefully sooner than later. :)

  6. #9 is pure truth...aaahhh. I'm glad you had an easier move and are all settled now where you want to be. It's been a long, long year without my hubby here, but that'll all soon be behind us! Yay!

  7. 65 isn't old, it's the new 40!

    I'm so with you on your Retirement answer.

  8. 65 old? Absolutely not.

    No.3. is interesting... raises the question 'What is Normal?'

  9. #5 That is what I like with retirement, you don't have to feel guilty taking a nap in the middle of the day.