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!

Off to Paris—And Here’s a Fun Treat!

Okay. So, maybe it isn’t exactly a treat—but…. I thought I would do something fun. I’m linking the posts to our last visit to Paris—before the lockdown.  It’ll be a comparison read for when we come back Stateside.  And there’s … Continue reading

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A Week In Paris with A Carry On. And More Randomness.

Next week we leave for Paris.  A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post on how I’m preparing. To refresh your memory, have a look at that post:  We’re Headed Back to Paris—How I’m Preparing.  It’ll give you a … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened to Me on The Way to My Last Blog Post…I Started Decorating…

I also got distracted! I had photos and started to write about changing the way I dress without sacrificing my style. And I’ll tell you about the distractions. That I did. I got distracted! First of all, I had that … Continue reading

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A New Dentist –Why Does this $hit Happen to me Before I Go Away?

Hi all!  Allow me to set the scenario for you: I have a story to tell you. Notice I always smile with my mouth closed! Last Saturday evening The Frenchman and I went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, … Continue reading

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I Want to Retire. But My Bank Account Said “No”!

There are presently only two people who listen to me. One is my husband, and he listens only to what he wants to hear from me.  Most of the time he just tunes me out.  The other is my therapist … Continue reading

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We’re Headed Back to Paris. How I’m Preparing!

Next month. Our annual Thanksgiving trip to Paris will resume.  Our last one was 2019.  Click This for a look at our last Paris Trip in 2019!  We all know what happened in 2020. Oh how I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Fashion—It’s the Clothing I Love!

Okay. So, I know this sounds weird. I know. But…I’m sick of fashion. Like—really sick of it.  And yet, I love clothing.  I love the change up from seasonal clothing. I love how casual clothing puts me in a laid-back … Continue reading

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Wanna Know Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Been Up To?

It’s been a while.  There’s so much to say but I’ll start off by telling you that my laptop was, once again, on what I refer to as a “Spa” vacation!  Ye Ol’ Laptop went, not to Greece but to … Continue reading

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Clothing In from Summer to Autumn—How to Transition

There’s something about the end of summer that makes me somewhat sad but at the same time, I welcome the arrival of crisp, cool weather.   Actually, it’s a few “somethings”.  The days get shorter. This is a double-edged sword simply … Continue reading

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Babysitting. Beachtime. Reading. No Weight Loss. A Flu Shot and the After Effects. A Lost Voice that Just Came Back…and More Randomness.

Okay. Where do I begin?  It’s over three weeks since I’ve posted on the blog. But life has a way throwing a bunch of stuff at you in one fell swoop. And as I sit here writing this, I can … Continue reading

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