Senior Discounts

I have friends with household incomes in the six figures and well-padded portfolios, and even they worry about what it will be like to retire and live on a fixed income. And I want those gals to join me in the life of the happily retired. Therefore, I’m posting this list revealing the many discounts offered to seniors, to give […]

National Donor Day

National Donor day honors those who have chosen to give one or more of the five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and […]

The Poetry of Nature

Too old to slide down a hill on an old cardboard box. Too creaky to shovel snow. But never too old to enjoy the beauty of nature. So I set aside the work on my craft table – sewing a pair of boot toppers to warm Mom’s toes and, hopefully, coax out her smile next week when we celebrate her […]

What Can I Do?

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times over the years, “You’re too sensitive. Don’t get so upset. It’s not your problem. Mind your own business.” I don’t think I’m “too” anything. I think it’s completely appropriate to have strong emotions and voice them. And I’m not apologetic that when someone close to me is facing a […]

I Can Hear a Heartbeat

It’s been a week of ultra-cold weather and I spent about four of them flat on my back due to one wrong twist and lift move, but no matter. After being more gentle with myself and visiting the chiro, I have been able to assess the responses to my “what title should I choose” survey. And the winner is: The […]

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Oh my gosh, doesn’t that look good? Sleeping like a baby, I mean. Most nights my sleep is interrupted at least three times. There are the requisite potty calls, the three to five a.m. mind racing period, and the miscellaneous noise in the house, coon on the deck, husband snoring/dreaming/up to water the snake distractions. This erratic sleep pattern is […]