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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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4 weeks to 50!!

In my last post, I talked about turning 50 next month. I am truly trying to approach this as an adventure instead of facing it with fear. I have been looking for inspiration and have found a few treasures to share with you. Duncan Hines (yes, that was actually a real person!) didn’t write his …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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In Honor of My Birthday Week…

In honor of my birthday week… A favorite post from the past. Wishing The Years Away Originally posted: SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 ♦ 2 COMMENTS Last night, we celebrated my great niece’s birthday. She is two. 🙂 While watching her approach the festivities with joyful abandon, I couldn’t help but compare her reactions to those of most adults.  She …

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Another Year, Another Kick In The Butt

I think as we age, we tend to fall into one of two categories. We either continue to be wild, live-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-crazy-chances kind of people, or we are like the rest of us. As we get older, we take fewer chances. We realize that there is a cost to everything and we balance the pros …

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Old Woman Warning

There is a modern poem that sparked an entire movement called the Red Hat Society. I will tell you that I loved this poem long before that occurred. 🙂 I have never attended a Red Hat Society tea, nor do I own a red hat, but when I am old, I will most certainly wear …

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Wishing The Years Away

Last night, we celebrated my great niece’s birthday. She is two. 🙂 While watching her approach the festivities with joyful abandon, I couldn’t help but compare her reactions to those of most adults.  She squealed with delight over the new fairy costume (wings and all!), the pint-sized hockey equipment, the hop-n-pop blow up whale that spews …

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