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> I’m a big Elton John fan (Keith not as much) but we both enjoyed Rocketman that was released earlier in June. Especially seeing the concert scenes on the big screen. Not going to give away any spoilers except to say that the movie focuses a bit more on the person versus the music. At least that was my takeaway. Oh, and lead actor Taron Egerton really sings Elton’s hits.
Reading| How to Live Forever
> Currently, the most popular post on Unretirement Project is “3 Ways You May Contribute to Your Own Ageism”. If you haven’t read the post, I hope you will. One of the things we discuss in the post is networking across generations. Marc Freedman’s Book “How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations” is an in-depth look at what people – at every age – are doing to stay connected and learn from each other.
> Remember gummy bears? I used to love eating them as a kid. Well, I’m happy to say that adult gummies are a thing. In June, I discovered a retailer called Sugarfina that makes adult gummies including flavors like Moscow Mule, Margarita, and Pale Ale. Oh, and if you want something caffeinated…cold brew gummies! I love snacks when I travel, and this is just the kind of little indulgence I could get used to.
Working On| The Perfect Eat Out
> I do not like to waste food. Whenever Keith and I go on long trips together, we try to leave our refrigerator as close to empty as possible. So, we do something called the perfect eat out (aka the PEO). It’s kinda fun to come up with meals just pulling from what’s in the fridge. Our meals for the first couple of days are fine then it starts to get a little weird. LOL! Anyway, with a move coming up to our forever home, we’re in serious PEO mode…and it’s getting weird.
> It’s probably because the move we’ve been waiting for is coming up, but it’s hard to feel settled right now. It might also be because we splurged on a rug during Wayfair’s Memorial Day sales and it’s rolled up in the middle of our living room. Kinda feels like we’re living in a warehouse. Ha.Ha. But for those of you who’ve been in this place before – and I know some of you have – it’s very unsettling.
Planning| Erin Condren’s Life Planner
> I know, it’s hard to believe how fast time flies. I’m already talking with people about 2020 so June is time to find a planner. For next year, I’ve purchased an Erin Condren Life Planner. I really like how I can customize the cover, pages, etc. to suit my needs.
Loving| Dr. Bronner’s Soaps
> I’ve mentioned before how we’re trying to pay more attention to our skincare routine. I’m not sure how I didn’t know about this company, since Dr. Bronner’s has been in business since the 1940’s. We purchased a couple of organic shower soaps and have been very impressed so far.
Geeking| Orion Ascent Abort Test
> Keith and I have been approved to attend NASA’s Orion Ascent Abort 2 (AA-2) Test from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). All our years living in Florida and we’ve never been to Kennedy Space Center together. We are super excited! The Orion test will demonstrate that the Launch Abort System can safely send the space capsule a safe distance from a failing rocket if an emergency arises during ascent to orbit.
What’s UP with you in June?
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the Flora Icelandic HR Management Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland