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!

How To Wear Plaid When You Are Over 50!

Plaid.  It’s my favorite color!   Just about any pattern will do.  Plaid is part of my heritage.  If your bloodlines are traced back to the UK or Emerald Isle, plaid is your culture. I just cannot help it–plaid makes me … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Some Things!

Ok.  So, a few weeks ago, maybe actually two or three, I was in Nordstrom Rack checking out the discounted goods and I came across a cosmetics display.  There were some decent buys.  But the one that caught my eye … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Wiggy With Carrie From UniWigs LaVivid Collection

The FedEx man came to my door with a package today!  In the package was something I had been waiting for.  A wig! Surprise!!!!  And was it ever!!!   Read on to see how my surprise ended! This isn’t any wig.  … Continue reading

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Deception—Package the Goods Honestly Please!

Deception: The act of deceiving someone.  A thing that deceives. We’ve all experienced deception. Perhaps it was that boyfriend who cheated on you.  To make matters worse, perhaps he did so with your best friend—or any friend. It’s happened to … Continue reading

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My House Stinks–But It Looks Festive!!!!

Oh God.  I’m sitting here at my bespoke office—the dining room table and I have a headache from the stench.  It’s awful. And it’s a good thing that Bonaparte is at work because he would get all “French” on me … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day! Voting and Hanging With The Locals!

Today is November 7th!  Election Day! If you are not a slithery, slimy, cowardly draft-dodging snake! OK. So, it isn’t a major election. It isn’t the Mid-Term election nor is it a Presidential election (I can’t even with last year’s … Continue reading

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Cooking for the Frenchman. Who Inspires Me?

Whew!  It’s early Sunday afternoon.  My morning started off very aggressively.  I cleaned the baseboards throughout our home. This is not my idea of fun. I would rather be cooking! Trust me. This wasn’t an easy job. I had to … Continue reading

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Time To Do (Home) Work

Let it be known that I am not the most organized person on earth.  It’s weird because when I lived in New Jersey, I was very obsessive about the appearance and cleanliness of my home.  I’m pretty sure that it’s … Continue reading

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When the Deeply Shallow is Stressed, She Watches TV

My apologies for being lost in action the past few days.  Truth be told, I’ve been stressed. How stressed was I?  I ate five Kit Kat bars and four Heath Bars from the stash of Halloween candy.  I gained 5 … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Dior Hit You On The Way Out!

Today I am seething.  This time it is over the ever-ageist ways of cosmetics companies. Yes, my friends. MORE real tawk from me!!!   And what I find so discouraging is that in September, Allure magazine had one of its best … Continue reading

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