Category Archives: aging

ONE THING

In the movie, “City Slickers,” Jack Palance played a crusty old cowboy with a world full of wisdom. His words to Billy Crystal were intended to get the city dude to think about what’s really important in life. “One thing … Continue reading

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH FALL

Yesterday was the perfect day for a drive. The skies were filled with clouds and even though it looked like rain, God held off for a while so we could enjoy the beauty of His amazing art work. The air … Continue reading

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CLOSED CAPTIONING MISHAPS

I started using the closed captioning feature on our TV set because of my hearing loss. Since my husband doesn’t suffer from the same malady, it seems the perfect solution. Reading the captions can take something away from the performance, … Continue reading

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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AGING

Since I qualify as an aging adult, I feel I might be able to shed some light on the truth of aging vs. the myths connected with them. There are many of both. The truth is that our bodies ae … Continue reading

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THE JEWELS OF DE NIAL

For the next three days we will rehearse our next episode of Jewels of deNial. This is the show I’ve been collaborating on with my senior acting and prolific writers. This show is about the theatre I work at, which … Continue reading

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IT’S GARAGE SALE DAY

Five years ago, we downsized after 24 years of living in the same house to one half the size.  It was a time of purging – release – letting go and giving up.  I believe I had about five garage … Continue reading

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GET OVER YOURSELF

The image I’m showing today has nothing to do with the topic of this post. I just had to chuckle and share it with you, because I sometimes need reminders of the important things in life. Laughter is always beneficial … Continue reading

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WATERCOLOR MEMORIES

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WHO IS THE PARENT?

When I was doing the parenting thing, I was often flying by the seat of my pants. Whoever thought up that phrase and what does it mean exactly? I couldn’t just let that one go by without a little research. … Continue reading

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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

For the past four years, our granddaughter has shared her love of the theatre by being a mentor in the Penguin Project.® This organization was founded in 2004 by Dr. Andy Morgan to combine his professional expertise with his passion for … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage me when I feel I can’t … Continue reading

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TODAY IS HAMMOCK DAY – WHO KNEW?

Those dog days of summer, when the heat will not allow you to do anything physical except get into a hammock and sleep the day away. That is of course unless you’re a human – a woman with few motor … Continue reading

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SO, YOU’RE RETIRED?

I know I worked way too hard when I was in the actual work force. I had my own children’s theatre for ten years and was in charge of most of it. I had a few faithful parents who helped … Continue reading

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AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

Lots of people look at age as a sign of weakness, deterioration and imminent death. Some cultures place age in a special place because of the wisdom a person has acquired in his life. In America, we tend to admire … Continue reading

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YOGA AND ME

It started a couple weeks ago. During my annual physical, my doctor suggested doing some yoga exercises to improve my balance. This would get me moving and help me to feel safe walking from one room to another. Not that … Continue reading

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WHERE LIES YOUR TREASURE?

  Almost five years ago, we downsized our house of 24 years and an accumulation of over 50. We painstakingly waded through things that we considered eventual treasures and got rid of many of them. We moved into a renovated … Continue reading

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MONDAY MINDSET

It’s Monday . . . again. The Mondays seem to come faster and faster as we trudge through our journey here on earth. As we age, time in general goes rapidly, unlike the days of our youth when it seemed … Continue reading

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IS YOUR AGE GETTING IN THE WAY OF LIVING?

It seems that every day is a reminder of God’s grace in my life – especially when I get close to another birthday. Wrinkles and laugh lines have been apparent for a long time now, so they don’t really bother … Continue reading

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FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

There are few movies that my husband agree on watching together – westerns and old war movies. Last night we watched “Broken Trail,” with Robert Duvall. The above quote seemed to be his favorite funeral eulogy as he led a … Continue reading

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SHABBY CHIC

Some of the areas within our backyard have become a haven for many of our old treasures. Some are new additions. Soon we’ll have to downsize the outside of our house. “What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life … Continue reading

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