Am I the only one that self-motivates by bargaining? Deal of the day: hitting the treadmill for 3.5 miles this afternoon in anticipation of two warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies for dessert tonight.
5 must have puppy products
As soon as we knew Daisy’s move-in date at the tender age of 10 weeks I headed to the Internet to order her “must haves”. This is not my first rodeo (puppy wrangler)! Simple Solution® puppy training pads: Daisy weighed 2 lbs when we brought her home. She easily fit through the spaces in our… Continue reading 5 must have puppy products
Ice-scream: 5 phases of a meltdown
Day One: meteorologists pointed to their green screens at wide swaths of colorful pink and blue bands. Confidently, excitedly, they illustrated, John Madden-style, their predictions of 1-3, 3-6, and 6-10 inches of snow for the southern United States. Like good hunting dogs, we caught the scent of an impending winter storm. My Twitter feed filled… Continue reading Ice-scream: 5 phases of a meltdown
My top 5 picks for warmer weather
“My dreams are made of sun and sand.” Swimsuits are front row center at my local Target. Two friends are planning Caribbean getaways. And I’d rather shop for spring and summer on a snowy day. Swimsuits are a dicey business whether you are 15 or 50. We are beach lovers and swimwear is not optional so… Continue reading My top 5 picks for warmer weather
New year, new stuff: 5 purchases I’m loving right now
Love to share great new (to me) products with my girls and my fellas! Rapunzel dry shampoo: smells good, works great! For those days when I am not mentally prepared for the entire wash, blow dry experience. You get it too, right? 2. Ghirardelli milk chocolate sea salt cashews (almonds too), get in my mouth! Perfect… Continue reading New year, new stuff: 5 purchases I’m loving right now
Caution: rant ahead
“SIGH”, she says as she steps up on her soapbox once again. While trying to maintain a positive attitude that people are waking up to the unacceptable state of elder care in our country, yesterday I was so disappointed in our disjointed, fragmented healthcare system. I received a call from a memory care community where… Continue reading Caution: rant ahead
Aging in place #LetsAllStayHome
Aging in place. #AIP. This. Yes. Something like 89% of boomers want to age in place. Well duh. Boomers, Gen X&Y and now Millennials have watched their parents and grandparents struggle fiercely to stay home even as the inevitability of aging takes its toll on health. The next chapter in this worst story ever is… Continue reading Aging in place #LetsAllStayHome
I’ve spent this last day of 2016 in the warm embrace of the ones I love with sand between my toes and the salt air breeze blowing softly through my hair. Kindness, simplicity, spontaneity – wouldn’t it be wonderful and amazing if these could be the motivations of all our days. I’ve asked and been… Continue reading Intentional
Are these words getting royalties?
My overused word list for 2016. Tired, so tired. Is there a retirement home for words that have lost their snap, crackle and pop? Curated: how did I live for 50+ years with the belief that curated is a word owned exclusively by museums and museum people. In 2016 I saw curated content about everything… Continue reading Are these words getting royalties?
5 minute homework assignment
Homework? Over the holiday break? Wait, I don’t even go to school anymore! Listening to a podcast while in the car this morning, I accepted a homework assignment to spruce up my personal finances as 2016 winds down. I like to share good news, good advice and free information so here we go. Whether or not New… Continue reading 5 minute homework assignment