If I’m Tired, It’s OK. Right? Right???

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At lunch the other day with two of my oldest (not OLDEST) friends, one of them asked: "Are there ever days you don't think you can get out of bed?" Well, yes. Yes there are.  There are also days when I just don't WANT to get out of bed - and therein lies the problem. Not just for me but, it seems, for all 3 of us at lunch that day. And I'll bet for a lot of you too. We … [Read more...]

Yes, These Sports Illustrated Models are Plus Size

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The big news that Sports Illustrated is featuring a plus size model in its swimsuit edition has created a stir. Many people are complaining that, at size 12, Robyn Lawley is not really plus size. Even Ashley Graham, featured in the Swimsuits for All  ad in the magazine, who is a size 16, may not seem plus size to some.     Who cares??? In the … [Read more...]

L’Oreal Age Perfect – I’m All In

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I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.   It's been nearly 3 months since I began using the L'Oreal Age Perfect products on my … [Read more...]

Sometimes, Life Takes a Toll

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Every year we spend Christmas with my husband's side of the family. There are 16 of us, and for the most part this is the only time we see each other all year. The grandchildren are nearly all adults now,  and the "kids" are all, except for one, eligible for AARP cards. What used to be an avalanche of noisy, crazy toy-heavy gift opening has become a much more low-key exchange … [Read more...]

MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program – a New Year, a New Way of Life

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Happy New Year! Time to start that weight loss plan - for me, anyway. But in reality it's about more than weight loss at midlife, it's also about better health and a better quality of life. As much as I'd like to be able to enjoy the things I used to love when I was younger, I've found that many foods simply don't agree with me anymore. Garlic? See ya later. Ice cream? A … [Read more...]