Tag Archives: midlife

Return to Disney – A Midlife travel journal entry

“We’re going to Disney!” Yeah – I said that. Via text. It was an extended weekend, whirlwind-trip, that started with my youngest daughter. She researched for some military discounts we qualified for, and I started making calls and reservations. Hotel … Continue reading

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Naked and afraid to eat

“Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain Well, Mr. Twain, I beg to differ. Little did you know that we’d have naked dating shows, naked real estate shows and naked survival … Continue reading

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The battle of my weather-predicting knees

“Your middle name must be Grace,” she surmised, placing bandages on my scraped-up knees. “No, it’s Catherine,” I replied, unwrapping the lollipop she placed in my skinned-up hands. It took me a few decades to realize that my friend’s mother wasn’t … Continue reading

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True confessions: Author anxiety and public events

Author anxiety and public events. The struggle is real. Whether you have a book signing, a speech or other public venue scheduled on your calendar, have a laugh and do as I say, not as I do did.  Over the years, … Continue reading

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Back to School Almost 30 Years Later

Back to school! The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris It’s that time of year again, when summer winds down and fall takes over with the excitement of cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and … Continue reading

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8 ways midlife is like being a teen again

The other day, I ran to the local pharmacy to grab contact solution. What should have been a quick trip took a wee bit longer than I planned. Since embracing my natural color, I have worked with my stylist to … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Blogging over 50

A few months ago, I responded to a request from Katherine at KatherinesCorner.com,  as she was looking for women bloggers over 50 to share their experiences, such as what inspired them to start a blog, what keeps them motivated and … Continue reading

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Battling with grays and strays

Grays and strays – just another dandy way that menopause shares its, dare I say, hair-raising, life-altering change. About three years ago, I colored my hair for the last time. The gray was in for the win, and my scalp became irritated from … Continue reading

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Adjusting to fall

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s I caught a glimpse of her from across the way. She stopped to check her phone, not knowing where we … Continue reading

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Ditching the Dye

“I do wonder why people hate their grey hair so much! I think grey hair is a gift from the moon! When the moon laughs, her eyes produce tears of joy that fall to the earth and onto the tops … Continue reading

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