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!

Part Three! Close to Home, L’Estagnol, and It’s Been a Week Already???

Bonjour on this Thursday of June 22, 2023! Another day of “cloudy-not-cloudy.”  We were going to head to L’Estagnol, favorite beach of my husband’s while growing up.  However, he did not want to chance it if the clouds and sun … Continue reading

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Our Visit to the Côte d’Azur Part Two- Grasse ,A Big To-do in St. Tropez and a Little Cannes Cannes!

On this Monday of June 19th, we headed to Grasse after a morning at the pool. Mondays are meant for relaxing and, although we had planned to do more sight-seeing, when we arrived, we both decided that this year, we … Continue reading

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Our Visit to the Côte d’Azur—2023! Part One

We are back after a little over two glorious weeks on the French Riviera! Bonjour! Bonjour to the Cote d’Azur! The same apartment we’ve been renting for over a decade.  The same familiarity. Some things change while others remain the … Continue reading

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Soft Ageism—It’s a Thing. Thanks to Sports Illustrated and Martha Stewart

CAVEAT: If you are offended by my snarky tone then might I suggest you do not read this blog post and go read something about finding Talbots clothing. And Talbots target consumer being the “over 50 woman”, ponder why a … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Summer Packing- And I’m Packing it In!

Now that Covid has “officially” been deemed over, and because the past two years and change have seen a decline in travel, it’s that season again. Travel Season! Actually, I still carry masks in my car and on my person–just … Continue reading

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My Weight Loss Journey—The 101th Trip!

CAVEAT:  I’m no doctor. I’m no nurse.  I am however a hypochondriac.  I’m no dietician or nutritionist.  Therefore, this blog post is purely about how I am losing weight—at a snail’s pace. Trust me. The medical profession thanks me for … Continue reading

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Is “Luxury” a Four-Letter Word? Or is Luxury Overused?

Okay. Before I begin this blog post, let me clue you in on my holding back on posts for a while. I wanted to write a post about Gun Control and why it is needed—but I’m still very angry over … Continue reading

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So, How’s Your Day (Light Savings) Going?

Okay.  Three weeks ago, we entered into an early, pre-seasonal existence of Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings. I’m not dancing about it this year! This is the time of year when, presently, and up until June 21st, the days get … Continue reading

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What I’m Not Wearing This Winter…

Okay, although Spring is less than three weeks away, in reflecting upon the Winter wardrobe, it dawned on me that I really didn’t wear a lot of the winter/cold weather clothes that I was so gung-ho on retrieving from storage. … Continue reading

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Stop Giving Me Low House-Esteem!

It’s a thing people. A thing. And we have HGTV, Instagram and other forms of social media and all those sneaky ads that pop up on our phone or Facebook or whatever. My home will never look like this–first of … Continue reading

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