Can you make my blah eyes blue?

I’m at an age, and have the genetics – thank you Mom, where my eyelids droop considerably. I gave up using eye shadow long ago. It doesn’t show, so why bother. Eyeliner pencil does most of the work for making my eyes show up at all. As for mascara…too much trouble. My...

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I know it’s not a diet!

The whole damn house is on a diet, even the cats LOL. That’s not strictly true, we (the human residents) are adhering to a sustainable and satisfying eating lifestyle.  As a result, we are also losing weight. The cats are just getting a better grade of cat food. I...

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The “Maybe” Moving Chronicles – Prelude

We may be moving, again. The odds are high that it’s going to happen. I don’t want to jinx it though, so I haven’t started packing and I haven’t given notice to my current landlord. As soon as I have keys in hand all that will start, but not until then.  If something...

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Crash

Crash! A sound that I don’t like to hear in my home. It signals some kind of emergency, usually minor. Slick knocking over a half full glass of red wine to get to a water glass (because every cat knows glass water is better than bowl water.) Armand dropping a cup...

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Celebrating

I was just introduced to the concept of kanreki. It’s a Japanese tradition of celebrating a person’s 60th year.  Learn more here. What I love about the idea is that, in this tradition, the 60th birthday marks the beginning of a person’s second childhood. I’m a few...

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I have to laugh!

I know my story. I grew up in it. I lived it…am living it. From my side it all seems pretty ordinary. But occasionally, with a willing audience I will start to tell some of my stories. Admittedly, the process is facilitated by a few cocktails or a liberal amount of...

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Perfectionism and the Toilet Paper Roll

A friend and colleague who is also my amazing coach, Ann Evanston has a weekly inspiration call. Just 10 minutes on the phone every Monday morning. I never miss it. A couple of weeks ago she was talking about the perils of perfectionism. One of the examples she used...

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I hate to be seen learning!

Love of learning, it’s my number one strength. So if that’s the case how come I absolutely hate to be seen doing it? This came up during a training call with my business coach, the amazing Ann Evanston. The session was about getting visible and she was kicking our...

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What have you abandoned along the way?

On the way from childhood to now we’ve all abandoned things. Toys, boyfriends, jobs, clothes. We’ve given up on things we loved, thought we might love, or at least wanted a chance to see if we could love. We’ve also discarded things we tried and, at the time, didn’t...

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It’s wild and wonderful out there!

I have wild animals in my yard! My husband and I sit on the back patio, sip coffee and watch the wildlife as the morning begins. So far we’ve seen cotton-tail rabbits, quail, doves, starlings, hummingbirds and several other birds I have yet to identify. Today we...

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