50ish and Fabulous, Grey, I’m Doing Better

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

At the beginning of last year I decided to stop colouring my hair.  I thought it was going to be this dramatic event, and that I would have to endure the skunks tail.  My plan was to spend the summer wearing baseball hats, and touques in the winter.  Touque or toque, depending on your region, or opinion in Canada.  If…

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50ish and Fabulous, doing better

Friendly Fire

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring They say that friends come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. This became very true for me when I divorced.…

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50ish and Fabulous

Outmoded

It’s no secret that I am fashion challenged, and while I enjoy picturing myself fashionable I lack confidence, creativity, and motivation.  In my youth I followed trends, I have a chilling recollection of banana clips, scrunchies, lace gloves et al  Madonna, and there was a short Hippie phase.  I was ahead of my time as this was before the Bohemian…

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50ish and Fabulous, I Knew Better

The Truth About Empty Nesters

    When the last bird flew the nest I did feel nostalgic about the technical ending of my role as a Mom.  The empty nest process was gradual, with my son being the third, and last to leave home.  Having been through the college drop off twice it wasn’t a huge shock to the system, but it did take…

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Aging Gracefully? No Thank You

I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. ― Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature   I’ve never really given much thought to my age. My Grandmother fought, denied, and punched the idea of aging…

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