Browsing All posts tagged under »humor«

Closet Wars

March 11, 2013

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With the milder days of Spring (finally) peaking around the corner, I found myself once again with a need to renew and refresh my wardrobe for the new season ahead. Rummaging through the tangle of wire hangers (yes, I still have a lot of the old-school kind) and zippered bags in my closet, my mission was to shift […]

No Time to Get Sick

March 4, 2013

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Honk. Wheeze. Snarfle. Cough. I have done my darndest to steer clear of the majority of winter viruses floating around, but I finally succumbed to picking up something a few days ago. Being sick blows. My nose also blows – and drips profusely. My temperature fluctuates as much as our old electric stove did. My chapped lips feel […]

Searching for a Safe Place – But Where Exactly is That?

February 27, 2013

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I start this posting on an uncharacteristicly serious note. It is because my father was lost to Alzheimer’s disease for over a decade before his passing in 1998, that I intentionally spend some part of each day focused on mental exercises. As a result, the “use it or lose it” philosophy has been drilled into my subconscious. […]

A Wandering Mind Follows No Set Path

February 22, 2013

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It’s been one of those mindless, unproductive afternoons, staring out my office window, imagining that the snow is all gone from the garden, the waterfall is happily gurgling away, I’ve cleared the office paperwork, and I’m awaiting a dinner invitation to that fancy French bistro in town. (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?!) Although none of […]

Departing is Sweet Sorrow, Delight on Safe Return

February 19, 2013

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Ignoring the aggravation of cancelled or late flights and the long lineups that ensue from unplanned airline changes, how do you feel about airports? Over the decades, I have had countless trips to airport Departure and Arrivals gates. (It’s seems that it was part of the fine print along with the marriage vows.) Honestly, I […]

Too Cool to Drool

January 10, 2013

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“I udder all-aaz ol ee ta ‘eep I ‘ott coze … ” (Translation: My mother always told me to keep my mouth closed.) Perhaps it was an embedded threat, but my mother regularly reminded me as I was growing up how horrible my baby teeth were, and how I had to keep up with the brushing or lose my […]

Shedding Layers is the Best Prescription for Winter Blahs

January 7, 2013

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Rum swizzles and SAD light be damned, this January I’m talking’ about Mai Tai’s and fresh pineapple! After 34+ years together, Hubby and I are finally planning our escape from the frigid climate, going to Hawaii for a short break. Deciding on taking some vacation time a bit early this year, the news came as a surprise to […]

Wishing You a WOOFY New Year

January 2, 2013

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Despite the fact that a new year often brings unattainable resolutions, I have set a new goal for the coming year. I am going to make an earnest attempt at becoming a WOOFY, that is a Well Off Older Folk (or Fogy, or Fossil). It is an acronym that is used to describe the ever-increasing demographic of senior […]

A Marmalade Christmas Present

December 22, 2012

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This is not a traditional story of Santa’s workshop with elves busily wrapping up toys while snow softly falls outside on a perfect winter’s night. No, I’m going to share with you an unusual true Christmas tale of a fierce lion on the Serengeti Plains who gets his Christmas wish. At least that’s how our (now departed) marmalade […]

The Rudolph Syndrome

December 10, 2012

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It seems the Red Hat Society may have some competition at this time of year. If dressing up in purple and red attire and hats wasn’t enough for you older gals, I would like to mention a strange phenomenon called the “Rudolph Syndrome” that shows up around Christmas time and always coincides with the annual luncheon for […]