Watching |Holiday Movies
> We spend most of December watching holiday movies. Everything from “Die Hard” to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” to “The Muppet Christmas Carol”. Sometimes, with all of our business travel, I feel like we have more movies than we have time to watch them. LOL! What’s your favorite holiday movie?
Reading | Weight Watchers Freestyle
> During my recovery from surgery earlier this year, I decided to join Weight Watchers. I felt that WW might be able to help me with my eating habits. Especially when traveling. And they have. We’ve made some small but impactful changes that have brought positive results to both our waistlines and wallets. They’ve introduced a new program called Freestyle. I’m reading about it and working on transitioning to the new program.
Remembering |Copyblogger Certification Program
> A couple of years ago, I decided to make an investment into my writing and take Copyblogger’s certified content marketing program. This is a self-paced, online program focused on making a living writing content for blogs, emails, and white papers. The program is only offered a couple times a year. If you’re thinking about writing in your unretirement, it might be a worthwhile thing to consider.
Working On | Blog Topics for Next Year
> We want to say a huge THANK YOU! for reading and sharing Unretirement Project. We appreciate you! Going into 2018, we will be spending some time thinking about the topics we want to cover related to retirement and unretirement. If you have some thoughts about what you’d like to see, please contact us.
Feeling | Ready!
> This year has been a wonderful, terrific year. But I must confess that I will be glad when it’s over. And my guess is a few of you feel the same way. And, as I look at my 2018 calendar, I’m happy to say that it’s shaping up nicely. We have a busy but fun year ahead.
Planning | Farewell Tour
> As we approach 2018, we can’t help but think about our upcoming move to Gainesville, Florida. We’re hoping to spend our remaining time in Fort Lauderdale enjoying a few of our favorite places. Sort of a #LaubyFarewellTour if you will. Obviously, we can’t go everywhere. But, I must admit, it’s interesting thinking about the short-list of places I will miss.
Loving |Lemon and Lime Packets
> On a recent JetBlue flight, I discovered TRUE lemon packets. I had no idea you could get crystalized lemon in packet form. Oh, and you can get TRUE lime as well. You can add lemon to your water (or a lime to your Diet Coke). And I didn’t think it had a fake taste to it. I might have to pick up some of these for trips. Very easy to have in your bag and little conveniences like this make business travel just a bit nicer.
Geeking |7 Little Words
> A couple of years ago, I met a woman on a cruise ship who told me about the app “7 Little Words”. I’m totally addicted. You can pay for puzzles if you wish, but they do offer a free daily puzzle. The developers just launched a new game called “Tiny Little Crosswords”. Equally as addictive and they also offer a free daily puzzle. If you’re looking for a new distraction, you might want to check it out.
Let us know what’s UP with you. Keith and I wish you all the best during the holiday season and a very happy New Year.
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby while in Key West, FL