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.
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
Sometimes if you search really hard you score a movie or a television program that makes you laugh so hard you can skip your abdominal workout for a day. True story. And when I find a really funny show I want to share it with the world. A few of my recent favorites. I hope you… Continue reading Laugh until your belly hurts
Holiday gatherings hostess gift: reasonably priced at $10-$13 this Italian wine is yummy plus it has a fun factor (glass “cork”) Scaia Bianca Garganega Chardonnay Snacktime: Give me my Yasso bar, a 100 calorie (!) frozen treat that satisfies chocolate cravings and does not tip the scale in the wrong direction. It’s frozen Greek yogurt… Continue reading High five
For all my fifty-something friends and tribe mates, one day you look through an unfiltered lens or in the harsh light of a bathroom mirror and flabby, flappy signs of aging wave back at you. Although there is no Hallmark greeting card for this undesired moment yet, it will serve you well to pay attention to this… Continue reading Five for fighting (aging)
Nothing in life humbles me as much as a child or a puppy. I may be semi-retired but the project manager in me lives on. I’m a driven woman, visiting my calendar multiple times a day. Be on time. Have an efficient, effective meeting/appointment/visit/errand. Write succinct, timely messages. Follow up. Keep a list. And above… Continue reading (Wo)Man Plans, God Laughs
One of life’s most amusing and frustrating challenges is the dreaded mid-40s onset “I can’t see a damn thing” phenomenon. You may have been blessed with 20/20 vision, or like me, you are near-sighted and have worn glasses practically all of your life. It doesn’t matter which vision scenario describes your eyesight because one day… Continue reading I’ve Got the Bifocals Blues