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Hosting Visits During Covid: Beware Of The Bossy Boss

We looked to each other for yet another round of backgammon thinking about how lucky we were to have a playmate. We stayed cheery. We celebrated what a great job we'd done raising our kids and that they were so independent and didn't need a thing from us. We counted our blessings. Sure it was a bummer that the dog had died, and our annual friend visits were all cancelled, but hey! But then....enough was enough!...
Woman watching TV

I’m Running Out Of Things To Watch

In April, the average viewer logged in 41 hours of TV time a week. That’s why we can’t remember April. Thankfully, just when we’re beginning to exhaust the programs we were dying to watch, summer offers us the opportunity to make some memories. As the option of watching a squirrel run up a tree competes with Anderson Cooper and Bea Arthur, I’m betting on the squirrel. At least until sports return....
Jean Jackets

Jean Jackets With An Edge

Whether distressed, dark denim, white, cropped or oversized, a jean jacket is the most versatile jacket in your closet.  You can dress it up or dress it down and it always feels "just right." A jean jacket also looks great styled with a bandana around your neck, which, during these Covid times, can be pulled up over your face quickly if you need to socially distance yourself while dining outside or on a walk....
Female feet on the scales with inscription help

The Lie That I Had To Face About Myself

There was absolutely no way I was going to state my weight in front of my husband, the pilot and 6 other passengers, but the truth was that I didn’t know what I weighed because I hadn’t stepped on a scale in two years. I was rattled because the stakes were so high. I needed to pick a number that was as large as I thought I looked because I didn’t want to bring the plane down....

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Married Couple

My Marriage- B.C. and A.C. (Before Covid-19 and After Covid-19)

The most oddly satisfying, and truly weird part of our isolation together is that we are doing each other’s hair. (No braiding involved.) My husband very kindly and ably assisted in my overwhelmingly messy, awkward first attempt at dying my hair. Nowhere in our marriage vows had the strangeness of my husband acting as hairdresser been even vaguely anticipated....

Featured on Fashion Friday

White blouses

Better After 50 Top Ten White Blouses

Look effortless and chic with these hip white blouses. Unbutton a few buttons on a silk blouse for a sexy, relaxed look. Pair an oversized white cotton shirt with distressed denim for a hip look. Belt a tailored crisp white blouse with a pencil skirt or high waisted trousers for instant sophistication. In summertime, choose a linen blouse and tie a knot......