aging · birthdays · blogging · friends · memories · People · thoughts

Where Are Those Old Friends?

I heard about a surprise birthday party someone had for their spouse and it sounded like a great idea…so I began to think about planning one for a friend who turns 70 soon. The invitees would represent each decade of my friend’s life: his best friend during his first 10 years, his closest buddy during… Continue reading Where Are Those Old Friends?

cooking · food · musings · ovens

Give Me a Cook!

I had forgotten how nice it is to have someone in your house who cooks. Relatives are visiting and she actually knows how to turn the oven on and how to adjust the burners. Sounds simple enough, but when you haven’t operated something very often, the exact sequence of what to do next can be… Continue reading Give Me a Cook!

Brain Power · brains · humor · musings · reblog

Be Thankful for Your Aging Brain

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
Since the annual Christmas Monster that Swallowed the Western World now hits stores on the day after Halloween, Thanksgiving, with no costumes and no presents,  has been largely ignored. For that reason, as the holiday is fast approaching, you may have given no thought to what you…

control · humor · letting go · list making · musings · to do lists

Give Me Lists or Give Me Chaos.

 I find it amazing how humans can get along because of the differences in our general makeup. For instance, a friend of mine is an addicted list maker, and I am bumping the other extreme known fondly as ‘flying by the seat of my pants’. At one time in my life I did make lists… Continue reading Give Me Lists or Give Me Chaos.

blogging · friends · Giving Thanks · Gratitude · kindness · peace · People · reblog · Thanksgiving · welcoming

What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

I’m certainly no Bible scholar, but my Lutheran minister friend Kathy Haueisen has a good grasp of practical practices that all of us can embrace during this Thanksgiving season. I’ve reblogged her recent post on How Wise Then for your holiday musings.  http://us11.campaign-archive1http://howwisethen.com/2015/11/giving-thanks/ Giving Thanks Nov 20, 2015 07:00 am Do not be anxious about anything, but in… Continue reading What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

Giving Thanks · holidays · humor · musings · reblog · reblogging · Thanksgiving · turkeys

Thanksgiving Cancelled!

I’ve reblogged this fun Thanksgiving message from the folks (or folk) at https://carldagostino.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/thanksgiving-cancelled-turkeys-get-new-lease-on-life/no-thanks/#comment-48303 Hope your Thanksgiving festivities give you a new lease on life.  

blogging · conversations · humor · Life · musings · work

What Do You Do?

  How often do we ask someone we have just met: “What do you do? That is a common icebreaker used by most Americans to begin conversations with strangers on elevators, at parties, on airplanes, etc. Never occurred to me that this open-ended question is an USA habit. I thought it was a universal practice… Continue reading What Do You Do?