Gracefully Aging – With Resistance

Author Archive: notquiteold

Cowboy Memories

It was my husband’s turn to choose which Sirius channel we listened to on our last ride. So naturally, he picked Willie’s Roadhouse – very old-fashioned country music. By very old-fashioned, I mean Grand Ole Opry old-fashioned. I mean twangy guitars and twangier voices. I mean boots and barefoot and nothing in between. I mean …

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Flea Marketing

This weekend my husband and I traveled to Brimfield Massachusetts to the huge Brimfield Antique Flea Market. Brimfield is held three times a year, and it’s always a crazy event. For more than 50 years, the nuttiest folks from all over the globe collect junk and come together to see if they can fleece the …

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Edward Scissorfeet

I am re-posting this blog from three years ago.  Because it happened again. I now have a linen closet with 5 king flat sheets and ZERO king fitted sheets. ** EDWARD SCISSORFEET I love blogging. It’s therapeutic.There is no better way to complain. Complaints get noticed. This is the second time in six months that …

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Best Seller !

I’m interrupting my usual silly nonsense because I am over the moon with THRILLED-NESS! This week, Amazon and Bookbub are running a 99 cent promotion for the Kindle version of my novel, JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED. The results yesterday were extraordinary, amazing, fabulous! I am now an Amazon best-seller!  In several categories! I am …

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What Would Wilma Flintstone Do?

Two Sundays ago, as we lingered over a sixth cup of coffee, we happened to look out the window and realized that we had company. We were very excited to see our visitor.  Although we were glad that he didn’t knock on the door, and he may have lumbered around the patio just a bit …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Enough sadness for this week, and for the past, and for the world. My goal in life is to laugh like my mother at 91: Happy Mother’s Day!

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Not Having Children

Note: I wrote this essay fourteen years ago. This Mother’s Day, I find I am ready to share it. NOT HAVING CHILDREN I married when I was forty. It was amazing at that age how many people asked me if we were going to have children. No, I’d say, We’re not having children. What is …

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Music Lessons

When I was a little girl, my mother told me, “You can do anything you want.” But she added a caveat: “You won’t be good at everything, but you can do everything.” This was such sane advice. And as a result, I always felt a level of calm security entering into anything new. I could …

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Look On The Bright Side

Don’t you just love it when someone you think is pretty smart makes an observation that matches exactly an opinion that you happen to have?  I so enjoy that validation. This week I was reading the latest post by Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess. (If you haven’t read The Bloggess, and if your taste runs to …

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There’s No Escaping Me

About a month ago, I stumbled upon a quote by one of my favorite authors. It resonated with me, and I posted it on my Facebook author page: Yes. Yes.  This is not only why I read – it is also why I write. I love taking myself to another world and living an alternative …

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