26 November 2010

Friday Fill-In

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1. Three things I must have on my Thanksgiving table: cranberry sauce, corningbread stuffing, candied yams.

2. All of the overeaters are  sacked out on the couch.

3. This is a great way to kick-off the holiday season.

4. Now it's time to decorate for the Christmas holiday {Woo hoo!!!}.

5. Oh, man, thankfully it's been a great day celebrated with family, friends and great food!

6. Thanksgiving is a great time to  perfect the art of  engaging in 'socially acceptable' gluttony.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to cutting a rug with my Mother and 'The Gal Pals' {at their annual Senior Dance}, tomorrow my plans include polishing off Thanksgiving Day left-overs and Sunday, I want to take a long walk in the crisp fall air!

*my answers are in pink*
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Weekend!

25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Theme Thursday...13 Truths for Mature Humans {Part 2}

The first thirteen 'truths' from this list showed up last week. As promised, this is the next thirteen. The total number of 'truths' is thirty-two. So I guess that next weeks third and final 'truth' installment will finish with the final six.

I'll have to add another seven 'offerrings' to complete the full thirteen. We'll see what I come up with.

Hope to see you next week...

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23 November 2010

Did Someone Say Fun{ctional}?

How fun are these? 

Okay. I must admit, the spoons are a bit risque'.    *sheepish grin*



Every home has at least one space that is challenging to style.   Yes. Closets, office space and 'that man cave' space
below are definite head scratchers that send you to your design 'inspiration' board.

One other style challenger?  That great open space...right there in the....corner. 

Corners afford the opportunity to really show your friends your design savvy!  The small, sleek space demands that; in order to pull off a great look, you have to pull out all of the stops. 

I found these ingenious space designs meant exclusively for that 'hard to style' nook in your space. 

I Hope that they inspire you....


22 November 2010

Old Age is a Gift

Old Age, I decided, Is A Gift.

I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.

I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)

*As shamelessly "borrowed" from the blog, Amelia Rose Cottage (which states she herself does not know the source of this wonderful essay:

19 November 2010

A Few Things

a place for thoughts

happy place

a place for those special things

swag luv

destination for memories

Friday Fill-ins...#200

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1. Why do birds suddenly appear? Everytime you are near? Just like me, they long to be, close to you. *I'm having a Carpenter moment*

2. I luv the innocence in which children see the world.

3. Thank you for not judging.

4. Mother's Day is my favorite holiday because a honor my hero.

5. Today I did my 'end of the season' lawncare and I am SO sore!

6. These extra pounds  makes up our minds to be more physically active.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to soaking my aching muscles, tomorrow my plans include beauty day and College football and Sunday, I want to blog stroll while I watch a lot Pro Football!

...I luv this {S.T.U.F.F.}
My answers, as usual, are in the pink

18 November 2010

Theme Thursday...13 Truths for Mature Humans {Part 1}

In my childhood I learned alot about life's 'truths' from many reliable and some not so reliable sources.  And, for too many years than I'd like to disclose, I have held steadfast in my belief in most of them.  Those that have proven to be tried and true have since become the cornerstones of my life's foundation. 

With all of their infinite guidance and direction, these 'truths' have me pondering...'what truths would I leave as a legacy'? 

Realizing that the real 'heavy truths' had already been taken, I decided to construct a list of basic, every day, standards of

'Truths for Mature Humans':

the full list is comprised of thirty-two 'truths', of which this is thirteen.

I'll save the next thirteen for next week.  Hope that you come back to take a look-see.

by the by.  There are more themes to oogle.

12 November 2010

Street Swagger

the proper way to tie a bow-tie

a sexy kind of shine

finely chiseled silhouette, leather wrap & button-down oxford

neat cut, sassy look-out & uber chic man scarf....fabulous