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 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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Great Makeup Mature Skin Needs! Seriously. You NEED This!

Trust me on this one ladies!  I’ve got another review for you. It’s in-depth and honest—and I hope you enjoy. For quite some time I’ve been eyeing the brand Trestique.  And after seeing one of my favorite YouTubers, Kerry-Lou of … Continue reading

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And Just Like That-2020 is Gone. And Just Like This-2021 Is the Now!

Ahhh. Where do I begin? I’ll start with two minutes prior to my sitting down at my laptop and welcoming 2021! The start of a new year!  It’s very much welcomed! This morning, at the start of this New Year, … Continue reading

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Love (of Self) Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry (to Yourself)

Having had two back-to-back doctor appointments in the past two weeks, I walked away feeling relieved my health is fine.  But I felt almost even better when the two doctors, both women made remarks about “being too hard on yourself”. … Continue reading

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Shall We Attend French Cinema? Oui? Non? Oui!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  With early holiday decorating, work, cooking a feast for Thanksgiving dinner for two, Bonaparte and me, and anticipating if we will be home for Christmas due to another possible pandemic lockdown, it’s been … Continue reading

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Pandemic Travel. A Visit with the Daughter. A Ban. And an Election!

That’s a lotta stuff I’m gonna cover.  And I still owe a listing of French movies and TV shows and gotta get back on track with our weight gloss! But allow me to interrupt my regular blogging to tell you … Continue reading

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Hey Emily! Can You Leave Paris? S’il vous Plait!

Every now and then a TV show comes along with the most incredibly annoying lead character. In “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Larry David managed to turn a nasty, dastardly, politically incorrect, loudmouth into a funny character that you just couldn’t bring … Continue reading

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The “Gloss” Starts NOW! Let’s Lose Some Weight Together!

To be honest, I was a bit scared to get on the scale.  Lately, I’ve been naughty.  The special political stress—or rather PTSD, Political Traumatic Stress Disorder, has been hitting hard the past few weeks so the cheese and Herr’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Cream Makeup and Mature-Skin Friendly! Maskcara Beauty Review

Okay. So, after my cataract surgery I had a rude awakening. More like a scary awakening.  I saw my face in the mirror. It was rather frightening simply because during my cataract phase, especially as the cataracts grew worse, I … Continue reading

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What to Wear During Pandemic Weight Gloss!

No—it isn’t a typo. I’m referring to my current circumstance as Pandemic Weight Gloss it’s a hybrid of “gain+ loss”—Gloss!  And this word is being used because you can dress well after the infamous Pandemic Weight Gain and during the … Continue reading

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