Author Archives: Catherine

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!

It’s Been a Year! One. Entire. Year. Of. COVID.

I was cleaning out my iPhone the other day and came across a few photos that hadn’t been deleted. They were from last year. The first week of March, 2020.  Today is the first day of March 2021. And let … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light—For Our Pro-Ageing Eyes!

With ageing comes challenges.  Especially with our eyesight.  Am I right or what? My own experience was the not-so-pleasant gift of cataracts.  It was especially challenging for me simply because I was in denial.  My eyesight, albeit bad to begin … Continue reading

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My Husband Got Vaccinated and I Did Not. More Randomness for The Weekend!

Okay so here’s the deal.  I mentioned that Bonaparte had surgery recently.  It was oral and he needs to be on a soft diet for six months. And whilst I was in Cincinnati for a week enjoying my new grandson, … Continue reading

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You May Now Call Me…Grandma!

Well, it’s been a whirlwind three weeks.  There’s been a lot going on in my life.  Let’s see……… my husband had surgery and he’s 100 percent fine.  I went through the annual stress and anxiety of getting my mammogram…and that … Continue reading

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No Beauty for Old Ladies!  But I Say Different!  Let’s Revisit Liquid Foundation!

Nah. The title isn’t click-bait.  I was just deep in thought the other day about how much we, as the older woman, are continued to be ignored for the most part by the beauty industry. And don’t get me started … Continue reading

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I’m At A Loss! Skirting the Issue and A Shock to the System.

Okay. First things first.  As I continue to muster my inner willpower, the scale, while slowing down, remains my friend.  Yesterday upon placing my body weight upon the bathroom scale, the numbers were down to 161.50!  I’ll take it.  Its … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. President and Madame Vice President-An Open Letter

Dear Mr. President and Madame Vice President, After four years, I’ll no longer cringe when I see the flag! As I sit here with less than 48 hours until your Inauguration and am filled with both anticipation and hope. Anticipation … Continue reading

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Atypical 60’s Best of Beauty 2020!

We all know that 2020 certainly was not the year to make the “Best of Years” on any list.   In fact, for the most part, it was a year that we would like to sweep under the carpet. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Changing Habits and Meal Strategies and More Loss!

Saturday, January 16, 2021: Hold on a second. Before reading this, I want you to know that I took all of the existing Christmas decorations down this morning.  All. Of. Them.  Bannisters are now bare of the greenery, lights and … Continue reading

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How the Hell Did I Lose 5 Pounds During This Stress-Filled, Crazy Week?

Trust me, I know this is a stretch. It’s obvious that losing weight is a difficult process.  But there’s just something about this past Christmas that I can’t say goodbye to. It’s the decorations. Literally. The day after Halloween I … Continue reading

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