36 Questions for Long Married Couples

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If you read the New York Times "Modern Love" column, you probably read the one a few weeks ago about the woman who, upon meeting up with a man she was dating, proceeded to ask and answer 36 questions that made them fall in love. Such a romantic yet scientific way to find a relationship - but what about those of us who have been married for, well, forever? What questions do … [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...]

Italy – a Trip 25 Years in the Making


As the end of the year approaches, I look back on 2014 filled with gratitude and amazement. I never could have predicted some of the things that happened - but then, who ever can? There are so many things I could say about 2014, but this post that originally appeared on Purple Clover, is about the best two weeks of a great year, so I'm sharing it for my last post of … [Read more...]