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!

The Refined Slob Style. And I Created It!

With so many “styles” of dressing, I thought to touch base on one that I created just this weekend.  I call it “The Refined Slob” style of dressing. Now hear me out on this one.  I’m not speaking of the … Continue reading

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It’s An Ahh-n”Ounce”ment on the Weight Loss Journey

My apologies for the pun—and it is intended.  I weighed in on Tuesday and lost a half a pound.  I’m not complaining either because the WW Freestyle Program is the most challenging I’ve been on. And trust me, I’ve been … Continue reading

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And Jouer We Go—More Makeup for the Mature Woman

This is a review of products that I’ve purchased on my own. I am not an affiliate nor do I receive PR.  I just think these products are wonderful and wanted to share them with you! I’m just an average … Continue reading

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The Second Full WW Week and A Lesson Learned

Well, this certainly was an interesting week.  Autumn arrived and it’s still the middle of summer here in the Philly ‘burbs.  Glad I didn’t pack my summer clothing away! It wa so stinking hot that I ended up wearing this … Continue reading

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A Saga: The Dishwasher. Bonaparte. Best Buy. Cookies. Chippy. My Clumsiness.

Before I get into the meat of the subject, I want to touch upon a few things.  First of all,  Bonaparte is partially writing this. It is his account of our Dishwasher saga. That’s right, my Frenchman has a voice … Continue reading

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So, How Did I Do on My First Week of the New “WW”?

It is rather difficult for me to refer to Weight Watchers as WW. For some ungodly reason, saying the words “weight watchers” rolls of the tongue much easier than reciting “Double-U, Double-U”.  And so, I shall continue to be in … Continue reading

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I Did A Thing. I Rejoined Weight Watchers Last Night

Yes. I did.  The sad fact is that after being honest with myself, I admitted defeat. Defeat in the fact I cannot do it alone.  I’ve tried. God knows I’ve tried. My battery ran out.  I’m defeated!  I’m out of … Continue reading

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