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Gracefully Aging – With Resistance

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Is There A Pattern Here?

I love patterns. I don’t mean patterns as in stripes and polka dots. Although come to think of it, there’s nothing that can cheer me up like a pretty floral cardigan. No, in this case I mean patterns as in pleasing structured compositions. Relationship. Order. I feel great when kids walk in pairs. Even better …

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Closing The Gap

When I began blogging a year ago, I decided that I would never be political. Not that I don’t have political opinions. Like most people who take an active interest in government, I am very self-righteous and opinionated. (Of course, not as self-righteous as I was in college when I knew everything.) But Politics can …

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Icon Anguish

You may think that Fashionistas live a carefree and superficial existence, breezing through their days thinking of nothing but the next pair of skinny jeans. But now that I have chosen Fashion Icon as my vocation, I have found that it can be a difficult and stressful life. I don’t wish to frighten anyone who is …

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Someone’s Getting Older (and it’s not me)

Today is my oldest sister’s birthday. She’s now the magical Medicare number. She seems to be taking it pretty well.  I, on the other hand, am taking it rather poorly. It’s unnerving to have a sister on Medicare. It’s okay for my Mom to be on Medicare. But my sister? Medicare has always been my euphemism for …

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They Obviously Asked The Wrong People

The response to my bikini dilemma was overwhelming. Just about everyone encouraged me to go for it. But as enthusiastic as you were, I figured I should seek a professional opinion too. So I did a search  – “How old is too old for a bikini?” And I found an article that puts age limits …

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Maybe Next Year

I told my husband about my dream – the one where he tells me I should buy a bikini. He said, “Of course you would look great in a bikini.” Which was 1.  Sweet. 2.  Required. And last week we took a micro-vacation – two days and one night in Newport, Rhode Island. The first …

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I Need Insurance

Last week I had a dream in which my husband was sitting with a big cup of coffee – (which is realistic, but given this dream, it probably should have been a big martini) – and he said to me: “Your body is looking so good this summer – you should go out and get …

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Triple Celebration

In celebration of the President’s birthday – and in celebration of me taking a couple of days off – and finally – in celebration of my one year blog anniversary – ***** Here’s a post from last year when I first started blogging. ***** A PRESIDENTIAL – BUT NONPOLITICAL – MILESTONE ***** Disclaimer:  As the …

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The Ugly Duckling Advantage

A few days ago my husband and I went out to dinner.  We went to a very nice restaurant that we don’t frequent very often. But we were really good about ordering the healthiest options on the menu. We’re both making extra efforts to be healthier. Our program is called “Fear of Death.” About halfway …

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Vacation Education

Now that I am planning my micro-vacation, I’ve been thinking about some of the other vacations I’ve taken. I’ve had lots of pleasant vacations, and a couple of fabulous vacations. But I had one terrible one. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Just like General Motors thought that this was a good …

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