Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lose Your Quit Quest 06: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What does retirement mean to you? Are you planning for it, not thinking about it, looking forward to it, or dreading it?
I've not been thinking about retiring, but I have been thinking about how I'm ever going to start investing in retirement.  I'm following Dave Ramsey's baby steps.  Investing in retirement is baby step 4.  I've been stuck between baby steps one and two since I started the program nearly a decade ago.  All I can do is keep pressing on until I get to that point.  One thing I do know:  I'm not depending on Social Security to substitute for retirement.  I've seen what that looks like and want no part of it.
It's International Guitar you play? Does anyone in your family play? What's a song you especially like to hear played on the guitar or a favorite song featuring the guitar?
I've played bass guitar since I was around 18 years old.  My older brother, Marvel, plays guitar.  BTW--we've never played together, but I think I would be fun. 
OK, put this in the weird category, but other than Christmas carols, one of my favorite songs to hear on guitar is Caliente by Charo (yes, I said Charo).
One of my favorite songs to play on bass guitar is Darrell Evans' Trading My Sorrows. 
What's your comfort food?
Food.  Part of my struggle is using food as comfort instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to be my comfort.
What's one activity or area of your life where you absolutely never procrastinate?
I can't think of an "absolutely never" scenario.  I fight procrastination both on things I don't want to do and things I want to do.  Go figure.
Who does the grocery shopping in your house? Does your local store bag the groceries for you or is it a do-it-yourself kind of place? Do you like someone packing your groceries?
I do most of it.  All of our stores bag the groceries.  When Save-A-Lot first opened in our area, the prices were great and bagging was self serve.  Now, they do the bagging and they prices have risen.  I miss being about to bag my own.  That's one reason I like to use the self checkout at Wal-Mart when I can.
What's the coolest thing you've seen in nature?
It's hard to pick one thing.  I've seen everything from flowers to turtles out on the Ladiga Trail.   OK, so I haven't "seen" the turtles, but I keep passing the turtle pond in Jacksonville hope to actually see one up close. 

Share a favorite quote about home.
Insert your own random thought here.
I know that many of you are doing the A-Z challenge this month, but I'm going in a different direction (besides, I haven't finished last year's challenge yet).  For more information on my Lose Your Quit Quest, read here.  That will get you up to speed, and please join in if you'd like.  I'd be honored if you did.
Step 6:  Keep Where a Priority
My where for this health quest is anywhere.  Yes, it does help that  I work at a fitness facility and I do workout there.  BUT, like anyone else, after I've worked a few days, I tire of seeing the building.   Therefore, I try to get outside whenever the weather is favorable.  Miles of the Ladiga Trail greet me as well as the walking tracks at Elwell Park in Weaver (the place with no bathroom), Oxford Lake in Oxford, LeGarde Park across from Anniston's Natural History Museum, just to name a few.  When the weather is yucky, I can work out at home or go to the community center in Jacksonville.  Where there's a where, there's a work out.


  1. I much prefer to be out of doors exercising than inside a gym. But sometimes a gym has to suffice. I love this time of year where the temps are not too hot or cold for a power walk or hike. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thanks, Joyce. it's supposed to be great weather in our neck of the woods this weekend, so I'm going to try to enjoy every minute of it.