Archive for February 2018

10 Things To Never Go Without

Tonight’s Blogapalooz topic is “Everyone has some form of an addiction. What are things you can’t go without?” I do think that I have an addictive type of personality, which is maybe a topic I will explore in a different post at a later time. As I was thinking about this challenge from our ChicagoNow... Read more »

Movie Review: Black Panther (No spoilers included)

I have been excited to see the movie Black Panther since it came out. I have read that it is getting great reviews in addition to breaking box office records, but I have tried very hard not to read too much, so I don’t ruin the viewing of it for myself. I went this evening... Read more »

4 reasons I am going to keep wearing jeans!

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article that stated that women over 50 should stop wearing jeans. I disagree, completely! 4 reasons that I will continue to wear jeans: I love that they have pockets. I am not big on carrying a purse so I need deep pockets to carry my money, ID... Read more »

Where is your favorite place to travel and why?

I love to travel. The excitement of planning and visiting different places brings me such joy. All three of my daughters seem to have inherited this “Wanderlust gene” from their father and I as well. Throughout these last twenty years, I have often thought about writing a book about traveling with young children and then... Read more »

Love yourself today

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult day for many people when it seems that everyone is celebrating with the one they love all around you. Although I would love to have someone special in my life, that is not the season that I am in right now. Instead I am learning to love myself and... Read more »

Music Review: Better Man by Little Big Town

Music can bring back memories. It can make you feel happy; it can make you feel sad. It can connect you to emotions that you didn’t even know were right there below the surface. That is what the song Better Man by Little Big Town did to me. Favorite Lyric: “ I know I’m probably... Read more »

"Did I say yes?"

The sun feels warm on my shoulder as Ashley and I play tennis on the street in front of my house. We have been best friends since the sixth grade, and we just graduated from high school this year. I see a car coming so we stop playing for a minute to see if it... Read more »

Deep thoughts on a weekend: Am I learning from my life?

Muhammad Ali said, “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”  Am I the same person I was 30 years ago? Do I react to people and situations the exact way that I did when I was twenty? Whether it is good... Read more »