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!

Beauty in the Time of Corona. Keeping Pandemic Pretty

Ugh.  The title of this post may be offensive given the times we are in but I wanted to touch upon being uplifting during this serious time. In fact, my views on beauty and cosmetics have changed drastically throughout the … Continue reading

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Indoornation-The Corona Chronicles-Week 5. A Simple “Thank You” Will Suffice. Thank You!

We’re on week five of being an indoor nation.  At this juncture, people are becoming antsy.  It’s normal but we have to remember to be safe. I know. I KNOW. It’s becoming difficult but we must persevere! Keep wearing the … Continue reading

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Week Four—A Month of Corona Chronicles? A Birthday. A Hairy Face. And More.

Hard to believe we are now on week four of Indoornation! I’m ashamed to admit that I’m feeling a bit lazy when at home these days. I recline on the sofa instead–but the remote is always in-hand! Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Indoor Nation-Week Three. The Corona Chronicles

First of all, a Happy Easter and Chag Sameach to all celebrating Passover. It’s different this year, but we can still be happy! It’s weird having a non-Easter this year. No Mass. No Chocolate Bunnies. No Easter Baskets. No eggs … Continue reading

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Indoornation! What I’ve Been Up to During Week Two. The Corona Chronicles.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to stay indoors.  I realized this when, this morning, I heard the happy voices of unsupervised children in our neighborhood.  What I found utterly disheartening was the inconsideration of the parents of these children. There are … Continue reading

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Social Distancing—And What I’m Doing!

Not gonna lie.  It’s tough out there—or rather in there at this time.  Social Distancing is now a way of life. Social Distancing is real! Luckily for me, I’ve been social distancing ever since I moved to the Philadelphia area … Continue reading

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I Did Another Thing. Bought a Vintage Louis Vuitton Bag and Cleaned It Up!

Last year, for my 64th birthday, I received the second-best birthday gift of my life.  The number one greatest birthday gift I received was on my 13th birthday when my brother, Pete, was born.  Unfortunately, he is no longer with … Continue reading

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That Virus. And a Weekend in New York City

So two weeks ago Bonaparte decided to surprise me with a weekend in New York City. Of which I have been meaning to write about. And then the Corona Virus took precedence over our lives.  I don’t necessarily mean Bonaparte … Continue reading

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Florida. The Casino. A Wedding. Family Photos. And Countless Pomegranate Martinis.

Part Three. The Wedding. Note: It’s been quite the crazy week.  Honestly. I come home from work and literally want to veg out.  My apologies for my tardiness on this—and awayyyyyyyy we go to Part Three! Waking up on Saturday … Continue reading

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Florida. The Casino. A Wedding. Family Photos. And Countess Pomegranate Martinis.Part Two__The Casino and Family Pics!

A little backstory before I continue with Part Two. My mother, Germaine, and her two sisters (the ones who were not nuns) Margie and Tessie, loved to gamble.  I use this term somewhat loosely. Their gambling consisted of Bingo games … Continue reading

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