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About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!

Shall We Attend French Cinema? Oui? Non? Oui!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  With early holiday decorating, work, cooking a feast for Thanksgiving dinner for two, Bonaparte and me, and anticipating if we will be home for Christmas due to another possible pandemic lockdown, it’s been … Continue reading

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Pandemic Travel. A Visit with the Daughter. A Ban. And an Election!

That’s a lotta stuff I’m gonna cover.  And I still owe a listing of French movies and TV shows and gotta get back on track with our weight gloss! But allow me to interrupt my regular blogging to tell you … Continue reading

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Hey Emily! Can You Leave Paris? S’il vous Plait!

Every now and then a TV show comes along with the most incredibly annoying lead character. In “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Larry David managed to turn a nasty, dastardly, politically incorrect, loudmouth into a funny character that you just couldn’t bring … Continue reading

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The “Gloss” Starts NOW! Let’s Lose Some Weight Together!

To be honest, I was a bit scared to get on the scale.  Lately, I’ve been naughty.  The special political stress—or rather PTSD, Political Traumatic Stress Disorder, has been hitting hard the past few weeks so the cheese and Herr’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Cream Makeup and Mature-Skin Friendly! Maskcara Beauty Review

Okay. So, after my cataract surgery I had a rude awakening. More like a scary awakening.  I saw my face in the mirror. It was rather frightening simply because during my cataract phase, especially as the cataracts grew worse, I … Continue reading

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What to Wear During Pandemic Weight Gloss!

No—it isn’t a typo. I’m referring to my current circumstance as Pandemic Weight Gloss it’s a hybrid of “gain+ loss”—Gloss!  And this word is being used because you can dress well after the infamous Pandemic Weight Gain and during the … Continue reading

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I Messed Up the First Attempt, But the Second Was a Charm-Making the Vote Count!

So, I was all set to write a blog post about weight gain/loss friendly clothing but I was waylaid. If you read my last post, then you most likely caught my voting faux pas. It’s all about the stretch–but I’ll continue … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics. Why I’m Blogging!

I’ll tell you; this pandemic has literally taken a toll on me. And I’m not the only one. We’ve all been affected by life in 2020.  The New Year may have garnered hope for one month but from February on … Continue reading

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The Cataract Chronicles—Part Three. Holy Shit I Can See Again!

The past few weeks have been trying at best and extremely frustrating at worst.   It’s really difficult to explain but having the cataract surgery on my bad eye really did affect the eye sight in my good eye.  (Check this … Continue reading

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The Cataract Chronicles—Part Two; The Bad Eye Has Surgery!

Last month I wrote a blog post introducing my little friends, the Cataracts!  If you need a bit of refreshing, here’s the post: Of Cataracts and Proaging Eye Care Dopey me. I thought your eyes had to look like THIS … Continue reading

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