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
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
Laugh until your belly hurts
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
Go fly a kite
A joy shared is a joy doubled. Shared sorrow is half a sorrow. – Swedish proverb
Beach treks are an important part of life for me and my husband. The North End is our nickname for a leisurely hour+ rambling walk that is always on our beach agenda. He checks in with his surf-fishing tribe. Head down, I search for beach glass and seashells. We are people watchers and puppy greeters.
A few weeks ago we stopped to watch this gentleman happily playing with a kite. He may have been a dad or a grandpa but if so, his kiddies were MIA. As I tend to do, I concocted a story for him: retired beach town resident; divorced and soaking up the sun with a girlfriend he first met at karaoke night or online. He has an adult son or two he sees on holidays. You can find him at a local diner most weekday mornings. He knows he needs to lose weight and says he will start tomorrow.
I always enjoy watching children playing in the surf and building sandcastles. And on this sunny day I realized I was equally delighted to watch this fellow baby boomer living large in a moment of joy.
I have seen pictures and read on social media about “grown-up playgrounds” for the 55+ crowd. At first I thought the idea was silly. Now I’m kinda loving the concept. I have decided that aging is life’s next adventure. Let’s never be too old for recess. Playtime is for everyone and their inner child.
“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll go fishing.” – Henry David Thoreau