Daylight and darkness

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Today was the coolest August day I can remember in my whole life which is pretty vast.  I spent the day on my back porch with my doors open and AC OFF. My depression melted into the crisp summer sun – yes, crisp and summer have never gone together in  my Mississippi. Today it did.

That, and Ugg, made this day spectacular. A small kitten was sitting on my side stoop when I went out to pick up the paper this morning.  She streaked away like lightening.  Two hours later (when I was dressed and  got made up) she had ventured up on the porch.  I guess I looked like an acceptable parent with makeup. Continue reading

Vacation is over:Seeking new challenge

staycationWhat was I saying?

Oh yeah, I’ve been on vacation this week and that’s why an earlier post  was actually written last week when I was all pumped up about trying to get healthy.

Then on a whim I decided to take a vacation and do SQUAT.  Squat just barely exceeds scant and it’s not much.  In fact, in my world it’s NOTHING. That’s not me at the left – her robe has no tomato soup stains.

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Stop the world, I want to get off

stopIt boggles the mind trying to imagine how far technology will take us in the next 15 years based on how far we’ve come since the dawn of the new millennium.

Smart phones, hi speed internet and GPS systems are old news by now.  I get a little uneasy when I realize my phone is smarter than I am, and I really don’t like to think about what is around the bend.

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Look your age, just don’t act it

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A reader dropped me a note suggesting that I do a post blasting cosmetic companies for using 30-something year-olds to advertise products those kids won’t need for another three decades. Amen, sister. I’m on it.

To be honest this has been bothering me for some time too…like for the last 20 years when I’ve been completely available to help advertise the fountain of youth. I could be the “before,” and the peaches and cream “Gidget” could be the “after”.

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