Sometimes I forget just how intelligent my dog is. Watson is a happy and playful year-and-a-half-old Shepherd, and a very quick learner. He also has some characteristics… emotional characteristics… that are strikingly human. Today we had a full morning. We went tracking early in the morning; he was loving it and did an amazing
After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,
Finally! I had feared the entire winter would limp by without a single worthwhile snowstorm. I need not have feared…we're getting a whopper today here in the Upstate New York. The forecast is for 18 to 24 inches of snow where I am located, along with some hardy winds and very cold temperatures that started
Here are 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for her under $100 that won’t break the bank! Surprise her and make her day extra special with a unique or luxury gift. Browse our list…with prices ranging from $14.99 to $96.00, there’s something for everyone!
My family has one shared experience over the holidays: sitting down over an amazing dinner together. We eat, we talk, we laugh, we share stories. The food is spectacular. Holiday meals are one area where I don't spend a lot of time being careful about my spending. This year, I decided to check out a
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HARD TO BUY FOR MEN IN YOUR LIFE! It can be hard to find just the right gift that blends thoughtful with cool. Here are some gift ideas for guaranteed to bring a smile to his face...they include fun, educational, and cool items for the hard to buy for man in
Who are the women turning 50 in 2015 who have been visible, made a difference, or influenced our lives in some way? Today there are more women in powerful, influential and highly visible positions than ever before... who are committed to excellence for themselves and others and who also give back in a huge way.
The truth is that my bucket list is pretty simple. Today I put a large red check right next to one of those little items with the discovery of not one, but two exquisite eggs lying gently in a bed of straw. It has been some time since I have written a blog...quite some time,
Last night we attended Rachel Ray's annual cooking show in Lake George NY. Ray is an Upstate NY gal, with deep roots in the Adirondacks. I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of hers, primarily just because I just don't watch that much TV and hardly ever pay attention to
So...here I am blogging for the first time in quite a while. The truth is that I have been struggling with this website for some time now. I started it to vent about my own frustrations and experiences when I turned 50 in 2007, and for a while I just loved it. It was a
As midlife beckons, life continues to require chores and routines. You sense that maybe you're missing something, or sometimes you might find yourself just going through the motions of day to day living without even realizing it. It's normal and natural to experience changes as we age. These 9 positive life changing strategies can help
Mission: thoughtful, simple giving gifts this holiday season. For baby boomers, giving back is, well, a given. Baby boomers are givers at heart. As a matter of fact, baby boomers are responsible for the largest share of charitable donations. According to one study, we make up only 34% of all donors, but give 43% of the
For baby boomer women, encore career opportunities are numerous and as unique as you are! No matter what your career or work history, if you want to keep your hand in either as employee or volunteer, you can start looking just about anywhere! With the constant influx of new internet tools, techniques and processes, you
The Coldwater Creek fashions for Fall 2013 are flying off the shelves! Recently I was invited to preview the fall collection at the Stuyvesant Plaza Coldwater Creek store in Albany NY. (Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, you will get only my honest opinion based upon my experience with the product.) Coldwater Creek has
Eggplant is one of those vegetables that often gets overlooked. It's kind of weird looking, doesn't really feel like a typical vegetable. The fact is that eggplant is low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals, and offers fiber and essential B-complex groups of vitamins perfect for staying healthy. It is also a good source