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Let's Call it a Bucket List

I confess, I don’t have a bucket list. I never even gave one a thought before my dog’s life started winding down. I heard about a dog in Florida that had a bucket list, and I thought coming up with one for our beloved pet of 13 years might be a great way to shift our focus from the inevitable and give our pet a few last romps. 437 more words

Fat Bottom Fifties Get Fierce

Sunken boats (not ours!)

Fanfare if you please, we’ve made it to the Canal du Midi.

Lake Etang de Thau was welcoming in its expanse. It was nice to see a long watery horizon. 203 more words


Death and Dying

Hopefully this isn’t a harbinger of things to come, not just yet anyway since we all know there is no way to ultimately prevent it, but death has been on my mind lately. 1,209 more words


100 Reasons to Celebrate Being Over 50

    1. We can truly appreciate the wisdom of our parents.
    2. “Because it’s in” is no longer a motivating force to make a purchase.
    3. We know the difference between being fat and being shaped different than the cool…
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Fat Bottom Fifties Get Fierce

Wear Your Red Dress: Putting My Mink Stole (and Other Things I Enjoy) to Good Use

A few days before my guy proposed, a dear, dear friend and mentor passed away unexpectedly. As she was not yet fifty years old, the thought of losing her had never even crossed my mind. 616 more words


Fall skies and falling leaves

Morning skies full of promise

 allow us to enjoy the end of summer,

before autumn reigns.

Leaves fall

collecting the memories of summer,

until we can live them again.


Death's Knock

People don’t always know how to react to death. A close co-worker of mine died this past weekend. I could hardly hold myself together after I heard about it. 601 more words

Life's Lessons