Love Thy Neighbor…Do Laundry For Them

I know. It’s a dangerous thing to suggest any kind of social interaction in these terrifying times. But allow me to explain. I was coming back from a run yesterday and noticed a strange car at my neighbor’s house. Their front door was open and the car’s doors were open. This was not the firstContinue reading “Love Thy Neighbor…Do Laundry For Them”

Viral Upside: Dogs, Walkers, Runners, Neighbors

Where did all these people come from? And where did all the new dogs come from? People and pets I’ve never seen are out at all hours (but in keeping with the social distancing norm, they are in small groups or solo) walking or jogging with their leashed pals, or even out just getting exercise.Continue reading “Viral Upside: Dogs, Walkers, Runners, Neighbors”

Rage Against The Virus

OK, we’re all understandably a little scared. And anxious and nervous and needy. Not to mention concerned about having enough TP to last another week. Stop a minute. COVID-19 is serious stuff. Whole newscasts consist of nothing but reporting on it, plus hour-long news specials filled with experts, numbers, data, statistics, and a daily doseContinue reading “Rage Against The Virus”

Stuffed Into A Swimsuit

An older body packed into a bathing suit is sometimes not a pretty sight. At worst, it’s environmentally unfriendly, depending on the size of the suit and what it (fails) to cover. Personally, I am fine with the idea of “let it all hang out” if what’s hanging out is yours. What’s mine, not soContinue reading “Stuffed Into A Swimsuit”

Your Mission, Should You Decide To Accept It…

I have a short trip planned in April. Five days in Denver, and I am flying there. I am already panicked. My airline of choice allows two carry on bags of very specific size, plus a purse. I have not been faced with the necessity of packing light in years. We’ve done most of ourContinue reading “Your Mission, Should You Decide To Accept It…”

Don’t Shout…I’m Not Listening

For some strange reason, younger people seem to think gray hair and diminishing hearing capacity go hand in hand. It never fails that at least once a day, someone speaks to me in at a decibel level that’s reminiscent of an airplane takeoff. Mind you, the person never asks if I can hear them speakContinue reading “Don’t Shout…I’m Not Listening”

Retire Is A Four-Letter Word

I know, I know…you’re thinking my math is a little fuzzy. It’s not the word itself that’s causing all this $!&* in my head. It’s the process of filling out forms and getting numbers and going to a notary to make it all legal. It’s the 21st century. Shouldn’t it be easier to claim aContinue reading “Retire Is A Four-Letter Word”

Clothes Horsing Around

When you’re young, fashion and style matter. You constantly compare yourself and your wardrobe to what the other kids wear (“Mom, if you get me the bargain brand, I will totally get laughed out of school. Other kids wear the real thing!”) and feel sub-human when someone judges you by your logos and labels, ratherContinue reading “Clothes Horsing Around”

Food, Fattening Food (And Drink)

I am learning that aging and food are not necessarily good bedfellows, especially right before bed. It used to be that I could eat whatever I wanted, enjoy caffeinated beverages and sleep soundly. Not anymore. Now I have to manage meals, limit liquids and avoid certain foods like they’re rugrats with unwashed hands during fluContinue reading “Food, Fattening Food (And Drink)”