The following is a draft excerpt from my new book, “First We Eat. Food, Life, and (More) Stories” from Michele Sabad, author of Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, scheduled for release spring of 2020. Comments welcome! “Mmm… potato dust!” It’s a cookie-cutter hot summer day, brilliant blue sky and not a hint of cloud, … More New Book Teaser#1 : First We Eat
I’m loving retirement. September is a great travel month, even in Canada, so off we went for a three day trip to Niagara Falls; we’ve always wanted to do the Niagara region wine tours. A beautiful, muggy hot summer-like day, perfect for tasting the fine results of all that plump, juicy fruit dripping off those … More Retirement Thrill for an Army Brat
Not too many readers or writers I know aren’t affected/excited by September. It’s a month of renewal, not unlike January to start the new calendar year, or May, to end the long Canadian winter and start the summer (and is my birthday month). But September is great for more than the weather – it is … More New Season, New Project, Title Reveal
One way I am happier in retirement – I blow money on things. I’ve worked for money to support myself and my family since babysitting money from Friday nights paid for my Saturday mall outings. I progressed, scrimping and saving for univerity and college as a lifeguard while my young husband (young then!) joined the … More Retirement Lesson, Year 4. Spend (More) Money.
I like lists. I like making lists, and categorizing. As an independent author in retirement, I’ve done many book signings, at many different kinds of venues : large chain bookstores (the Indigo family here in Canada), independent bookstores (like those in my own town of Aylmer, Quebec), fairs and showcases where I may have to … More Book Buyers of Camp Follower
Here’s a post that few people will admit they can relate to. It’s about (one of many) problems I’m experiencing with growing older. No, not that my body hurts in the morning until after coffee, nor that young people find me invisible, nor that I can’t (don’t wanna) bungee-jump, or stay up past midnight. This … More Look – Don’t Act – Your Age
A military child remains one all her life, for good or ill, right into senior citizenship. Those who follow this blog know I am usually upbeat and content with my life, and for good reason – I’ve been blessed with health, enough prosperity to retire from my former career to become a successful (as defined … More Elderly Care: One Army Brat’s Regret