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Beauty and the Beach Photos

15 September 2021 at 07:00
Since summer is almost over and fall will begin soon many of us are planning beach trips soon.Β  There are others, like myself, who have to wait till later to go. So I thought I would give you some encouragement for your trips; as well as some beauty to soothe your longing for the beach. … More Beauty and the BeachΒ Photos


Wooden walkway to the beach.

Sunshine, ocean and sand!

A calming sunset at Tops Sail, NC.

Wave patterns in the sand.

A golden sunrise at Wrightsville Beach.

Sea gull wings spread on blue sky.

The end of another day at the beach.

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Get Up and Go!

14 September 2021 at 08:00
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up andΒ Go!


Who Am I?

13 September 2021 at 07:00
I embrace my kookiness! I am me! I love myself, people, animals and life. I am a spiritual woman who is not afraid of new ideas and willing to learn and adapt. I occasionally face some anxiety from my past relationship but it is under control. I am open minded, respectful and accepting of others’ … More Who Am I?


Joyful2bee MEE

What Goes Around

12 September 2021 at 07:00
Β  This is a great story of what can happen when you listen to that still small voice in your head telling you to help or give something to someone. Β  Several years ago I bought a solar energy powered sunflower for a dollar to place on my car’s dashboard. It reminded me of the … More What Goes Around


Solar Sunflower

What Can I Do?

11 September 2021 at 07:00
Dear Reader. During these times there seems to be so many horrible things happening to so many people. People are starving because of cruelty; poverty; loss of jobs, money, possessions, family and/or homes. Hate, dishonesty, greed, revenge, ignorance and hunger for power drive politicians, racists, and terrorists to maim, kill, starve or traumatize innocent people. … More What Can IΒ Do?


Aunt Helen and great niece.

Who Needs You?

10 September 2021 at 07:00
We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, shootings and deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. Sometimes the pain and sadness in the … More Who Needs You?

Peaceful seagull


Peaceful seagull


7 September 2021 at 07:00
For many of us middle aged women a lot of changes take place which require some adaptive strategies. Some of us have physical problems that limit our activities or productivity at our jobs. Some lose our spouses to divorce, menopause, or changes from illness or even death. We all deal with these experiences sooner or … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes


One large fountain at Waverly Place

Aging with Style and Panache

6 September 2021 at 08:00
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style andΒ Panache


A happy Aunt Helen.

Oil painting of sandy beach by Aunt Helen.

Colorful ocean scene with full moon.

My 70 year old Aunt Helen and I posing with veils.

Turquoise and sliver belly dancing costume from a sari.

Aunt Helen and great niece.

Old Age Ain’t For Sissies

5 September 2021 at 07:00
β€œOld age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. Changes in Our Bodies … More Old Age Ain’t ForΒ Sissies


My Aunt Helen

Westerns And Aging Gracefully

3 September 2021 at 08:00
I saw a special on the television about Westerns and aging gracefully several years ago. The narrator interviewed stars from the old Western cowboy shows. They shared their memories and experiences during their shows. As a young girl, I grew up watching these brave, daring, rescuers of every maiden, settler, or family member with their … More Westerns And AgingΒ Gracefully

My cowgirl days at 5.


Me and Trigger

Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior

2 September 2021 at 08:00
Feisty: β€œto be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a FeistyΒ Senior


Stay Younger Longer

1 September 2021 at 08:00
I believe that having a youthful attitude influences our health, happiness, friendships, attitudes, and lives in general. I have been accused of being a bit of a goofball in the past and occasionally now. But I think that ability to be silly sometimes has helped me feel younger. (Ever notice when someone with wrinkles, smiles, … More Stay Younger Longer


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A Cat or A Husband?

31 August 2021 at 08:00
(This post is for humor. It is not a scientific comparison.) I live with one cat, Norie. My husband died in 2009. While remaining open minded to a new relationship, I wonder how living with a cat compares to living with a husband. Norie is a black, personality-loaded pantherette. She is funny, easy to get … More A Cat or AΒ Husband?

Cat Lover Magnet


Cat Lover Magnet

Cat snooze alarm?

Black cat on her back in the sunshine.

Hug a Cat

Black cat sleeping in sunshine.

Humorous Plaque

Norie, the Bug Zapper!

30 August 2021 at 08:00
I may have written previously about how Norie protects me from bugs. Being on the ground floor and with a door to the porch, screened in though it is, sometimes bugs will crawl in and go around the edges of the living room and end up anywhere inside. Norie loves to come running when I … More Norie, the BugΒ Zapper!


The Life of a Little Panther

29 August 2021 at 08:00
We pantherettes are solitary intelligent animals. Although, when shown the luxuries of living with a human, some of us agree to live with them. I wouldn’t be so smart if I turned down free food, a place of privacy to take care of my body processes and the the loving companionship. Being a little panther … More The Life of a LittleΒ Panther


Black cat looking out from a drawer.

I am invisible here, you can not see me.

Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats

28 August 2021 at 08:00
My two cats taught me many lessons about healthy living. (I wrote this long before my second cat, Sister passed over. But I stilll think of her often.) After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person.Β The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my … More Healthy Living Lessons From MyΒ Cats


Black cat with gold eyes watching from the window.

Black cat smiling at bubbles.

Norie playing "I'm not touching you."

Black cat asleep in sunshine.

One Way to Spend Time

27 August 2021 at 19:46
I sat up in the bed as Norie already let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time for her food. The window revealed a chilly, rainy, cloudy morning. Obviously it was going to be a day that would make anyone, if allowed, stay inside, where it was warm and dry. Considering the … More One Way to SpendΒ Time


Norie ready to take a nap.

Norie Understands

27 August 2021 at 19:26
Norie is my twelve year old, black cat. As two old gals, we pretty much understand how to live together. I have always tried to learn and respect her likes and dislikes. I also never try to scare her or lie to her; so she trusts me. If I accidentally step on her tail or … More Norie Understands


Black cat with beautiful coat of fur

Black cat in sunshine.

One Smart Cat

27 August 2021 at 09:48
I know I talk about my cat, Norie, (my black cat) often but I have to brag on how smart she is. Norie gets fed 1/2 can of cat food 3 times a day. At night I give her dry food as part of her weight loss program. Through the day she will eat some … More One Smart Cat


Black cat.

Black cat in sunshine.