Get fit in 5 minutes a day – I’m In!

I overheard this marvelous news last night while lounging on the sofa eating popcorn and bemoaning the fact that I’ve gotten zero exercise (except sauntering from the back door to the car) this entire year. 

But the year is young and I almost walked out and howled at the full moon when I heard these latest findings on exercise. No need to sweat and grit your teeth for hours in a gym or jog across town every morning at sun rise. This is the best discovery since potato chips and salsa. Continue reading

Here come the 70s

We’re really not turning 70, are we?  Certainly not.  We’re only 18 (with 52 years of experience).  Our classmate, Ruthie, ushers in the new decade with a cake for all 15 of us. 

The girls of the West Point High School of ’65 (at least the ones close or determined enough to come) celebrated their entry into another decade last week.  I would have posted sooner, but its taken me this long to recover.

I couldn’t help but recall our 16th birthday party when our parents got together to throw us a big dance at the Henry Clay Hotel – in the Safari Room.  We danced the nite away under the watchful eyes of our folks.  Continue reading

Restorative soup in your sleep

 
Yesterday I was not feeling well.  I was yearning for my mother and some of her homemade chicken soup.  
 
Of course I didn’t feel like doing anything but napping on sofa while Netflix droned on the 7th ridiculous season of Gray’s Anatomy – fortunately I couldn’t hear It over Rebel’s snoring beside me on the sofa.  (This series started off with promise but collapsed into an embarrassing almost laughable soap opera.. I watch it for chuckles.)

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Cure for curmudgeons

 
As I continue waging the battle against aging, the thing I fear most is becoming a crotchety old curmudgeon who likes nothing and tells everyone he or she knows about all their dark views. Yes, women can become curmudgeons too and there is some evidence it is showing up in my daily interactions.
 
To wit: I toured a beautiful home in Tennessee recently which was picture perfect. Truly. We hadn’t gotten out the door good when we began listing all the tackiness we could spot.  “Could you believe they had an ashtray in the coffee table – An ashtray for Pete’s sake!” 

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