A New Year & Healthy Body for More Adventures!

healthy body


Just a quick knee surgery update! Click here for the prior details. It has been one week since the surgery and all went well. I am on the road to recovery and the doctor explained that although he found the knee more damaged than it looked on the MRI, it was a successful surgery! I start physical therapy on Monday! My wonderful mom delivered meals on wheels for five days, my sweet husband was a saint & my kids were loving and thoughtful.

I received lovely texts, cards, flowers (thank you to my children) prayers, well wishes, FB messages and Instagram messages. Social media did its job perfectly! Thank you so much. I never felt alone, I always knew someone was sending me good thoughts and virtual hugs.

I did realize a few things I thought you might like to know…

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Update: The Midlife Knee Surgery is Today :-)

midlife knee surgery

Midlife Knee Surgery ~

Somehow I needed to qualify the surgery as “midlife”. I wrote it because I am old enough now to have worn out a part of my knee! Too many lunges, squats and movements side to side probably caused this tear in the meniscus. But who really knows?

Honestly I am very anxious about this, I don’t want to be stuck in bed and in pain. I am not a trooper and my threshold for pain is low. Embarrassing but true!

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The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

top 5 most popular posts of 2015


You do not have to look too deep in to the world of social media to see that everyone is publishing topics like the Top 5 Most Popular Posts ,The Nine Best Instagram Photos, The Best of This, The Best of That and even The Top Ten Dishes of 2015 (I did that). There is a very good reason for this. Reflection. As responsible bloggers, we need to reflect upon the work from the prior year in order to plan for and evaluate the next year’s editorial calendar.

However, my favorite part of the “Best of Post” is revisiting a topic that made people happy! My goal was to bring together a community of empty nesters to share their adventures. I am indeed the largest contributor, but there have been many Guest Adventurers who have written amazing articles and were willing to allow me to publish them! Thank you for that!

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