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!

A Frenchman. A Birthday. And a Comedy of Errors with A Happy Ending.

This past Saturday was my husband’s birthday. To me honest, we really don’t make a big deal about the day because that is his preference.  For a number of years, we happened to be in France on his birthday and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Another Weekend in NYC. This Time Brooklyn & Blog Memories!

Okay. I’m not sure if you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning but… my very first blog post was about a weekend in Brooklyn—here’s the link:  A Great Weekend in Brooklyn, NY. Six years and so much has happened … Continue reading

Posted in Local Travel, NY | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Scents and Scentsability! And A Dossier of New Fragrances!

In the past, I’ve posted maybe three or four times about fragrance.  Now, I don’t consider myself a “nose” when it comes to scent but I know that parfum is stronger than eau de parfum which is stronger than eau … Continue reading

Posted in Dossier Perfume | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Let’s Talk Swimwear for the Average, Mature Woman.

It’s been a while since I ventured into the fashion posts. Actually, it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly but here we go. It’s summer.  It is hot outside.  We need relief.  We can go to the local pool. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 21 Comments

We Attended a Wedding! We’re on the Way to Normal!

It’s been over a year since the lockdown.  Over a year that we haven’t socialized. Yup!  That’s where we’ve been hanging out for over a year! Yes. I did fly out to Cincinnati to visit my daughter, son-in-law and grandson … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Weekend in New York—Part Three-Ahoy Mate! We’re on The Intrepid!

Although it’s been two weeks since our visit to The Intrepid, I wanted to wait until Memorial Day weekend to publish this post—it seemed like the right thing to do—and the timing is good. So away we go to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

A Weekend in New York! Part Two-Back on Home Turf!

It isn’t “Over the River and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go”….but is more like “Over the GW and through Riverside Drive, to Mid-town NY we go…” As I begin to tell you about the venture from Upstate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

A Weekend In New York—Part One. Enjoying the Outdoors Again!

It’s hard to believe as I write this that I’ll be dividing this post into two—or even possibly, three parts.  Two days, one night in New York and there’s so much to tell you. I’ll begin with a backtrack to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Filler Up! My Face–Not My Gas Tank! or..My Experience With Fillers!

For quite some time, I was mulling about the possibility of getting fillers.  And, I finally went through with it. This has been a long time coming. The appoint was made last December while I was having my annual skin … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Broaching a Taboo Subject! Leaky Lady Parts and A Solution!

I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this but here goes because it’s quite a taboo subject. Bladder leakage! Hey my dear friends–someone has to broach the subject!! Almost 38 years ago I gave birth to my first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments