Hoodie explosion!

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When I envisioned aging from a young age, I thought about wrinkles (as if that’s the worst part!). As I got older I realized there were other things that would happen – reduction in income, impossible to diagnose aches and … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 18 – Ancestry, fun, coping, gas, S’mores

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A pleasant surprise – I met with some women from my former gym this week for lunch. We meet periodically. I’m always ambivalent about it. I was never close friends with anyone and catching up tends to be about medical … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 19 – Junk mail, cost, cameras, health, makeup

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Hello Steven? – I keep getting post office mail for Steven. This past week I got an email for him. He is missing some great deals. Twofers. Huge discounts. He probably won the Publishers Clearing House drawing. I have no … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 16, 2018 – Relatives, cemetery, ancestors, restaurants, ads

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Holiday cheer – Yesterday my family got together for Christmas dinner. We don’t see each other much but when we do, we have fun. We are more alike than different. All five woman, aged late 50’s to late 80’s, have … Continue reading

Short thoughts on communication

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“Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers. They can’t compromise their standards and can’t manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse.” There is a part of me that’s a real curmudgeon. Maybe it’s from living too … Continue reading

Retirement: Carbon dating of a different sort

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I can barely remember what I ate for breakfast so remembering purchases or events needs help. Big time help. I keep notes but you can’t make notes on every facet of your life (at least I can’t!). I have my … Continue reading

Some thoughts on aging

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My mother often yelled at the TV, especially regarding older actors/actresses. “Boy they look old!” Or “What happened to them? They used to be handsome/gorgeous!” It was baffling to me because they were her age. Contemporaries. They didn’t look any older than she … Continue reading