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    People in the Kitchen

    Traditionally, I would start my Thanksgiving Day Dinner cooking the day before.  People who have been cooking for the holidays pretty much have a grasp on how long each dish will take.  If you are blessed to have two ovens and a five burner stove, well gudo’s to you.  Something different happened this year.  There were other people in the kitchen, cooking.    A Crowd In the Kitchen Would you believe there were four cooks in my kitchen this year.  I have no complaints because a lot of the work was taken off of me.  One person made fabulous greens, another fried chicken, and still another barbequed steak on the…

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    Thanksgiving Day Prep

    Is preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner fun for you like it is for me? When you plan ahead, you will do well. . Plan Ahead How far in advance should you start you Thanksgiving Day prep? Since you know you better than anyone else, you decide. Purchasing certain necessary items well in advance, will help to not put a strain on your holiday purchases the week or days before Thanksgiving. Take stock of your cookware in terms of size and usage. Determine if an upgrade or replacement is in order. Sometimes you don’t need a whole new set for instance, maybe you need a large enough pot to brine your turkey.…

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    Christmas and the Virus

    What is happening? I keep seeing masked people. It’s all so surreal, like something from a movie. I keep hearing the phrase, “the new  normal”. What does the new normal mean? We’ll find out in the coming months, no doubt.  For now, we must deal with Christmas and the virus. An Evil Virus The virus count in my community alone, has really gone up in the last few months. I don’t understand what people are doing. Can’t we all simply wear our mask and stay a safe distance apart? For a little while there, things were getting better, so I suppose people began to relax and letting their guard down.…

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    Some years ago, as a young woman, I had the privilege of getting to know a group of fun-loving older ladies. Every so often, they would get together along with others, and have card playing parties. My husband and I were always invited. I went for the food. Most of them were widowed and one in particular was widowed and lived alone. It was at that time, that I really understood the phrase “alone but not lonely”. The Party Ladies I’d like to introduce you to these party gals. The names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty. Bea was the host of the card playing parties.…

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    How Not to Look Old

    I was reading a blog by a senior lady in her 70s. She spoke about her arthritic hands, wrinkled skin, and how she can’t walk very long without stopping to rest. She also mentioned how she had seen so many friends and family members pass on to the next life, which made her suspect the grim reaper will be knocking at her door soon. Yikes, that really brought me down mentally. I understand that she was being real, but good grief, what about some positivity? I didn’t bother to read any further. Old Is Ugly? Someone I know very well, made this statement, “old is ugly”. I was shocked that…

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    Fit at Home

    My niece was telling me how being “safer at home” during the Covid-19 pandemic, has cause her to put on weight. I’ve heard several people complain about the same thing. People are doing things at home that they’ve never had the time to do before — it looks like it’s time to add fit at home to that list. Walking Is the Best Walking being the best fitness tool is just my opinion. It’s so simple, and it’s not strenuous. Walking with someone or if alone, listening to something on your device makes walking time seem like no problem. Even doctors say if we don’t do any other exercise, at…

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    What a Woman Wants

    Remember the movie, What a Girl Wants?  I don’t think that statement included older women.  Older women are usually 50 plus.  You know something — I’ve never given much thought to what a woman over 50 wants, until now. Life Without the Children Actually, I may have thought a lot about what women over 50 want and it’s just now coming to the forefront of my mind.  What we want is not only what we want from men, but from life in general. It may be hard for a young wife and mother to fathom a life where you can actually make you, your priority.  Your husband is very much…

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    Stay at Home Clothes

    What a time we are living in.  I don’t want to dwell on the sadness, we hear enough about that daily.  Having to stay at home was and is becoming exhausting..  I found myself needing some stay at home clothes. Not So Fun Anymore Being able to have days on end to yourself sounds more like a fantasy.  That is until the Covid pandemic hit us. I personally have time to spare.  I’ve take out time to read more facebook post.  People were sharing how they weren’t getting out of bed until after noon, others spoke of laying around in the sleeping clothes, still others had children to teach and…

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    Time To Watch TV

    I’m sure most people have a lot of “safer at home” stories. I must admit, I’ve gotten to know what’s on TV a lot more, and kudos to the TV entertainment industry for coming up with programs to keep us entertained. We now have the time to watch more TV. Something Is Missing When ever I had a not so busy day, I would turn on the TV set and watch reruns of I Love Lucy. It used to come on in the morning hours faithfully for a long time. Some of you may know that there was I Love Lucy and then there was The Lucy Show. Odd thing…

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    The No Diet Diet

    It sounded like a good idea to name this article, the no diet diet because simply saying the word “diet” automatically takes my mind to food deprivation. I wake up in the morning knowing I won’t be able to have some of my favorite foods, and well it’s just not pretty! Reasons For Dieting As we age, the reason for dieting may no longer be just because we want to look better, but now our reason has to do with our health. The most common health reasons are usually diabetes, high blood sugar, or high bad cholesterol. It’s amazing how you can go along, living your life….go to your doctor…

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