There is a time in your life when you meet someone special, someone who has that unique spark or that “it” factor. You have no idea why you’re drawn to that someone especially a newly minted Zumba instructor whose English at the time was just as proficient as my grade school Spanish. Her English, by … Continue reading
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#75HardChallenge You Bet It Is!!
“Age is just a number,” is a concept I’ve always seemed to embrace although sometimes I have to admit, in retrospect, my escapades can be viewed as a little crazy! Usually my catalysts when participating in my “extreme” undertakings are my daughter and/or niece who are both adept in convincing me that I am up … Continue reading
The Sandwich Generation: How to thrive and not just cope under the weight of family obligations
The “Sandwich Generation” is a term frequently used to identify a growing segment of the population “sandwiched” between the needs of their aging parents, adult children and/or children. “Club Sandwich” refers to anyone “sandwiched” between parents and children in addition to grandparents and/or grandchildren. Many of the sandwich generation work full-time, spend countless hours a … Continue reading
An American Tragedy: The Murder of George Floyd
My heart is broken. The sheer horror, pathos, dehumanization, and evil depicted in that video will never be erased from my mind. What is seen can not be unseen. I keep agonizing about what George Floyd’s last thoughts were. He started his day breathing in the fresh air of Minnesota, running errands, saying hello to … Continue reading
It’s Much Too Early to Say Goodbye
I couldn’t believe that text….. it must be a mistake. It seemed like I had just left a condolence message on her voicemail hoping we would connect, but knowing all too well how her heart was breaking by the loss of her dear sister, I would just give her time. Terry and I were work … Continue reading
Weight!! It's Not Funny!
One baby boomer’s continuous battle with the scale Shelter-in-house, social distancing, self isolation, imposed quarantine…….. essentially, all mean the same thing……. resisting that ever living lure of my nemesis, the refrigerator! Going to work, hanging out with friends, or simply running errands puts distance between me and my attempts to limit grazing but at least … Continue reading
Three Ways to Ensure A Smooth Visit From Out Of Town Guests
Since moving to Florida, I sometimes feel as if I’ve opened my own Airbnb. Every month, or at least that’s how it feels, we have company. The length of stay varies from two to five days, but at our place we’re flexible! Whenever I get the call, my answer is always the same, “That’s fine, … Continue reading
Thank Heaven!: One Vegetarian’s Quest for some Good Fast Food
ID 105158173 © Ukrphoto | Dreamstime.com I just couldn’t contain myself but then….. I felt absolutely silly for being so excited when Burger King announcing the arrival of the Impossible Whopper. I’ve known about the Impossible Burger for the past few years but never had the opportunity to try one. I’ve heard all of the … Continue reading
Grandchildren…… Our Most Precious Gift
Becoming a grandmother is indescribable. It’s a gift like no other. From the moment you lay eyes on your precious grandchild, you are absolutely smitten. The love you feel for your own child was the first time you truly understood how love for another human being knows no bounds. A mother’s love is so deep, … Continue reading
Hello World, It’s Me, Greyson!
It’s 6 am and I’m sitting on the tarmac at Newark Airport, a little annoyed by the delay. Waking up at 4 am, rushing around like my house was on fire, racing to the airport, missing the exit, silently screaming at the thought that I might miss my plane, only to hurry up and wait. … Continue reading