Category Archives: Relationships

How To Stay Married for 41 Years

Giorni Wedding Photo

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE CELEBRATING our 41st wedding anniversary the other day. We were having a meal in a restaurant, and unusually, it was just us and our grown son and daughter. It seemed kind of odd; none of the many other assorted relatives and in-laws were present for once. It was just the…

Why Vacations and Internet Don’t Mix

Salt Island

IT’S CRAZY HOW HARD IT CAN BE to unplug from the internet for a vacation and even crazier how hard it is to jump back into the stream afterwards. We’re two days into our first Caribbean sailing trip and finally I’ve let go of posting blogs and tweeting. I have no choice, the internet service we…

Bye-Bye Fear, Hello Quantum Leap

Indoor Sky Diving

Friday Funnies: IT’S 6:00PM AND I’M STILL WAITING at the airport for Alex, my ten year old nephew to arrive from the land of Eastern snows for a week’s holiday visit. His flight is quite delayed having stood, fully loaded on the tarmac for three hours pre-takeoff for de-icing. I’m expecting one sleepy, jet-lagged unaccompanied minor. Au contraire. When…

Hair Extension Hell, Is It Really Worth It?

Geisha Girls

I HAVE TO SHARE THIS EMAIL WITH YOU from my dear fellow Boomer Chick friend, Sporty Sue about her mishap with hair extensions. I crack up every time I read it. You know the lengths we ladies will go to to retain our girlish looks? Well, sneak a peek at this email….(italics are mine): Hi…

Saying “No” To Christmas Presents

Christmas Hearts

Friday Funnies: THIS CHRISTMAS I MADE A PACT WITH BLUE EYES that we would skip buying presents for each other. No way were we going to fall victim to the constant Christmas Hullabaloo and its associated pressure and guilt. We’re saving our cash for our next sailing adventure and that’s that. The incessant Christmas carols playing at…

How I Challenged My Fear and Won

Crow's Nest

FRIDAY FUNNIES: MY FEAR IS LIKE A STONE WALL waiting to be scaled with bare hands and as my first day out sailing as a brand new Captain on San Francisco Bay draws nigh, I have visions of clambering up icy Mt Everest. Arriving at the pier on the big day I am thankful Blue…

Friday Funnies– My Crazy Horse Impersonation

Nice Glasses

LEXIE, MY BEST GIRLFRIEND has a new boyfriend,  or so she thinks and she is devising a devious plot to test  drive him. She’ll be having him run the gauntlet of friend approval. As usual, I’m first in line and since I already know him and have approved, she’s moving on to phase two of…

Exorcising Mommy – When You Start To Look Like Your Mother

Love mommy

MY FRIEND, Theresa’s eyes are searching my face for a hint of reaction, I just ran into her and noticed something was completely different. She has shorn off her magnificent long red locks and is now sporting a short ‘n’ sassy lil’ do. Most gals would have felt a touch apprehensive about diving into this…